Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

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.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
A few frosty dwarf birch trees in the foreground, glimpses of the low winter sun can be seen in a crack in the cloud cover. Both the clouds and the snow are blue-grey coloured.

Location of Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area in Finland.Lapland, Northern Lapland Region.
Municipalities of Utsjoki (utsjoki.fi, in Finnish) and Inari (inari.fi).
Area: 2 924 sq.km. Established in 1991.

Kaldoaivi is the largest wilderness area in Finland. The landscape of this roadless fell area varies surprisingly from deep, steep river valleys to gentle fell slopes. The protected mires of Sammuttijänkä-Vaijoenjänkä are connected to the wilderness area on the southwestern side. The unbroken wilderness does not end at the Finnish side of the border, but the roadless area continues onto the Norwegian side, too. Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area is suitable for day trips as well as treks lasting for several days. For an experienced hiker, the area is a rewarding destination. A beginner should explore the area together with a more experienced hiker.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kaldoaivi