Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is located in the area between the road 92 (Karigasniemi-Kaamanen) and the road 4, E75 (Utsjoki-Kaamanen).


Map of surroundings of Kevo Strict Nature Reserve © Metsähallitus 2006

By Car

  • The both ends of the Kevo Trail, Sulaoja and the Lake Kenesjärvi, can be reached by car.
  • Sulaoja is located along Karigasniemi-Kaamanen road, about 11 km east from the village of Karigasniemi.
  • The Lake Kenesjärvi is located along Utsjoki-Kaamanen road, about 26 km south from the village of Utsjoki.
  • There are parking areas in the both ends of the trail. After the hike, you can return to your car by bus. Taxi drivers may also provide car relocation service, as well as may the companies which offer services for tourists. More information from Utsjoki Nature Information Point.
  • Driving directions to Siida.

By Public Transportation

  • There is a daily coach connection ( from Ivalo to Sulaoja and the Lake Kenesjärvi, from Karigasniemi to Sulaoja, and from Utsjoki to the Lake Kenesjärvi.
  • A regular taxi service runs between the airport in Ivalo, the village of Ivalo and the village of Utsjoki.

Starting Points for Excursions


Electronic Maps

(Notice that the Tapiola Goahti turf hut is burned 27th of july 2015)

Kevo Strict Nature Reserve © Metsähallitus 2014

Other Maps

  • Retkeily GT Pohjois-Suomi: GT Outdoor map Finland North, 2011, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Utsjoki-Kevo ulkoilukartta: Utsjoki-Kevo outdoor map, 1:100 000, Karttakeskus 2015. The map is sold by Nature Centre Siida, Ivalo Customer Service and Karttakeskus.
  • Maastokartat: Terrain maps nos W444 and X433, 1:50 000, National Land Survey of Finland 2008. The maps are sold in Ivalo Customer Service, Nature Centre Siida and the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • Kevo Paistunturit, water resistant map, 1:25 000 and 1:50 000, Calazo Förlag 2016. Map is sold for example by Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida and Ivalo Customer Service.

Map Sales Points

Publications in English

Publications of Metsähallitus


Other publications Kevo

Parking Areas

  • Karigasniementie road 92, Sulaoja
  • Utsjoentie road 4 (E75), Kenesjärvi

More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.

Self-guided Tour: "Discover Arctic Lapland's Spectacular Scenery and Indigenous Culture"

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