Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
The warm yellow-orange light passes through the hazy forest. The fell ridges appear against the sunshine and a lake can be seen where the land and sky meets.

Southern Lapland Region
Simo, Keminmaa
Area 134, Established in 1981.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.


The Martimoaapa - Lumiaapa - Penikat Mire Reserve is one of Northern Finland's most important places designated for the protection of mires. It is also significant in the protection of threatened birds. In addition to mires there are also prominent old-growth forests in the reserve.

Visitors to the reserve will see some of the most interesting hiking terrain and hill landscapes in the Oulu and Kemi areas.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus,Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland, P.O.Box 8016 (Ounasjoentie 6), FI-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland.

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