Paistunturi Wilderness Area

17.1.2022
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.
Snowy landscape in the blue light of the camouflage as seen from above the top of the mountain. The woodless slope leads steeply down towards the ice-covered riverbed, which is divided by the mountain plateau.

Lapland, Northern Lapland Region.
Municipalities of Utsjoki and Inari.
Area: 1 570 sq.km. Established in 1991.

Paistunturi is a large continuous wilderness area in the Northern Lapland. The landscape typical for the wilderness area consists of fell heaths and mountain birch forests. There are also aapa mires and palsa mires in the area. Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, which is the largest strict nature reserve in Finland, divides Paistunturi Wilderness Area into two parts. The area is suitable for day trips as well as longer hiking trips.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/paistunturi