Sights in Lemmenjoki National Park

In the restricted area of Ravadanköngäs hiking is only allowed on marked trails. Photo: Kirsi Ukkonen/MH

The Ravadas Falls are included in the national park's restricted access zone where movement is only allowed along the marked trails. 

Lemmenjoki River Valley

Lemmenjoki River Valley is the 22-km-long river section between Njurkulahti and Kultasatama. There are regular boat services on the river during the summer. A marked trail on the bank follows the course of the river.

Joenkielinen. Photo: Tuija Kangasniemi/MH.

Ravadasköngäs Waterfall

The Ravadasjoki, with its gently sloping bed carved by glacial melt waters, is the largest of the River Lemmenjoki's tributaries. The current does not become strong until very close to the mouth of the river, where the tributary rushes through a ten-metre waterfall down into the Lemmenjoki. The falls and their rocky gorge, as well as the shapes resembling giants' kettles grooved into its edges, have been formed partly by glacial melt waters and partly by the erosion caused by the present river.

The Ravadas Falls are one of the best-known nature attractions in the Lemmenjoki National Park. The waterfall is an imposing sight in all its rugged glory. Visitors should bear in mind that the Ravadas Falls are included in the national park's restricted access zone where movement is only allowed along the marked trails. The Ravadas Falls can be reached on foot via hiking trails or by river boats run by Lemmenjoki's nature tourism service providers.

Joenkielinen Fell

Joenkielinen is a fell about 9 km from the village of Njurkulahti, to which there is a marked trail. On top of the fell, you get a great view over Lemmenjoki River Valley and the surrounding fells.

Photo: Tuija Kangasenimi/MH.

Sallivaara Reindeer Round-up Site

From Repojoki River along Inari-Kittilä road, there is a 6-km-long marked trail to the restored traditional reindeer round-up site. There are also an open wilderness hut and a camping site. The round-up fence and the cabins form one of the most important sites of cultural history in Lapland. Returning back to the road on the same trail makes a 12 km hike.

Sallivaara. Photo: Matti Mela.

The Grounds of Kaapin Jouni - Traditional Landscape

On the western bank of Lemmenjoki River, at Njurkulahti, is an old reindeer herder's dwelling, which used to belong to a man called Kaapin Jouni.

Morning sunrise at Kaapin Jouni ground. Photo: Tuija Kangasniemi/MH

Gold Area

The history and the present of gold digging can be seen in the core of the National Park, in the area between Kultasatama and Jäkäläpää. Some of the gold diggers welcome visitors, but some prefer to work by themselves. There is a marked trail going through the area. From Kultasatama to Ravadasjärvi the distance is 20 km.