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The national parks are extensive nature conservation areas with the crucial task of ensuring biodiversity and giving people the opportunity to relax and enjoy nature.
World Heritage Sites
The UNESCO World Heritage List is a worldwide network of treasures shared by all of mankind. You can start getting to know these unique sites in the Kvarken Archipelago formed by land uplift and the points along the Struve Geodetic Arc.
National Hiking Areas
The thrill of whitewater rafting, the swish of skis on snow, the bite of a hefty catch on the fishing line, fields laden with ripe berries... All of this is offered by national hiking areas meant for a wide range of recreational activities.
You can roam the wilderness of northern Lapland for days without running into other travellers. You can take time to enjoy the quiet and nature of the wilderness.
Other Nature Sites
In addition to national parks, hiking areas and World Heritage Sites, Finland is home to other wonderful destinations.
Nature centres are places worth visiting: they offer diverse exhibitions and spectacular nature films that bring Finland's greatest natural attractions to the visitors' fingertips.
In Finland, there are many types of hiking trails varying in their level of difficulty, length and purpose. There are summer and winter routes as well as trails for walking, rowing or canoeing and bicycling, etc.
Historical attractions steeped in nature tell stories of people living at one with her or, at times, struggling to survive in her.
There are huts which hikers can use for free, and others for which a fee is charged.
Access to Nature for All
In Search on Map, choose Desination’s features > Accessible Destinations, and you will easily find the Metsähallitus destinations that have hiking services that meet the needs of all kinds of hikers and nature lovers.