Activities in Kemihaara Wilderness Area

During a forest fire warning (, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue or in fireplaces at huts, but only with extreme caution. The one who lights the fire is always responsible for its safety. Making a fire at campfire sites can be banned locally.

What can one do in Kemihaara Wilderness Area?

Go Wilderness Trekking

There are no marked trails in Kemihaara Wilderness Area, so it is only suitable for independent hikers.

Ski Cross-country off Trails

Kemihaara Wilderness Area is for those who are experienced in winter trekking and want to experice something demanding. There are no maintained skiing trails in the area.

Go Fishing

Fishing is permitted in the River Sorvortajoki if you purchase the Korvatunturi (3546) angling permit ( The head waters of the River Kemijoki are protected and fishing is therefore forbidden. Angling in the wilderness area requires the national fisheries management fee ( Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus' webstore (  

Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at (In Finnish).

Go Hunting

Hunting is permitted in the area for those who purchase a Sorvorta 3607 hunting permit. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (, in Finnish).

Go Berry and Mushroom Picking

The area's bogs have abundant cloudberry crops and the slopes of hills are filled with blueberries.

Go Swimming

Swimming is permitted in the area, but there are no actual swimming spots.