Urho Kekkonen National Park

A treeless fell slope in the evening sun. Wooden stair leading up the slope. Three people resting on a platform can be seen in the foreground and two people and a dog with their back towards the camera can be seen at the bottom of the stairs.

The emblem of Urho Kekkonen national park. The oval emblem features a golden eagle flying over the fells. Around the emblem is written: Urho Kekkosen, kansallispuisto, nationalpark.

Trek through this magnificent arctic fell country on foot or on skis, finding your way to a welcoming wilderness hut for the night. This vast park extends eastwards from the resort of Saariselkä through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland all the way to the Russian border. The remote fell of Korvatunturi is famous among Finns as the home of Father Christmas. The night sky is illuminated by the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer.

Suitability: Perfect for both experienced hikers and families with children.


This is the web page nationalparks.fi/urhokekkonen