Tuntsa Wilderness Area

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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.

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The fell with round top rises behind the spruce forest.

Eastern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Salla (salla.fi, in Finnish) and Savukoski (savukoski.fi)
Area: 212 sq. km. Established in 1997.

Tuntsa Wilderness Area is wonderful for hiking because of its easy to travel terrain and because the area is easy to navigate. Some say that this is one of Europe's most beautiful outdoor recreation destinations. Tuntsa Wilderness Area is only a portion of the broader Tuntsa Area, which was described in the past by forest ranger and wilderness author A. E. Järvinen in his books.

The UKK Hiking Trail leads through Tuntsa Wilderness Area. The easiest was to explore the area is by following this trail. The UKK Hiking Trail is also the best way to get acquainted with the nature and landscape of the broader Tuntsa area; for example the portions of the area where forest fires have ravaged it. Tuntsa Wilderness Area is also for those hikers who want to make their own way off-trails and offers peace and solitude.

The destination is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/tuntsa

Contact Information

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Tuntsa in Excursionmap.fi.