Iivaara Nature Reserve

Iivaara's day hiking trail Iirinki is closed permanently. The parking area is no longer in use.
A hiker with children in the lap sitting on a fell slope pointing at the horizon. A forest and lake landscape opens up below.

North Ostrobothnia
Area: 24,1 km2, Natura 2000 area (1998)


Iivaara-Jousivaara nature reserve in southern Kuusamo consists of two hilly sections, Iivaara-Penikkavaara hill and Laihanvaara-Jousivaara hill, and adjacent herb-rich forest and mire reserves. Virmajoki flood meadow is a significant traditional landscape site adjoining the Laihanvaara area. The core of the Iivaara area consists of valuable old forests that represent the northern hill and fell country at its best.

Iivaara was long considered a hunting and fishing destination. The hill forests are rich in decaying wood, making it popular with bird enthusiasts.

The area is managed by Metsähallitus

The area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Ostrobothnia–Kainuu.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/iivaara