Salla National Park

These pages will be updated during January 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.
The picture shows the winter mountain and forest landscape. The picture is taken from above.

A highland wilderness of ancient forests

The old-growth forests of Salla National Park stretch from ravines and mires to the tops of the fells. Hiking trails wind along ridges and gorges and beside small pristine lakes filled with clean fresh water. From the top of Iso Pyhätunturi fell you can admire the vast landscapes and large fells on the Russian side. The night sky of the hushed winter wilderness is illuminated by the Milky Way and the colourful Northern Lights and in summer by the midnight sun. In winter the forests of spruce trees completely covered in crown snow load will take your breath away. This is the home of the capercaillie – in the middle of nowhere.

The area is managed by: Metsähallitus, Parks and Wildlife Lapland.

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