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Trek through this magnificent arctic fell country on foot or on skis, finding your way to a welcoming wilderness hut for the night. This vast park extends eastwards from the resort of Saariselkä through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland all the way to the Russian border. The remote fell of Korvatunturi is famous among Finns as the home of Father Christmas. The night sky is illuminated by the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer.

Urho Kekkonen National Park

  • Established 1983
  • Area 2550 km²

Urho Kekkosen kansallispuiston tunnus - maakotka

The emblem of Urho Kekkonen national park is Golden Eagle.

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Out onto the Fell Theme Trail

The hiking routes in the Urho Kekkonen National Park are divided into Out onto the Fell trails, which are easy and theme-based, and Out into the Wilderness trails, which are more demanding. The nine thematic Out onto the fells, which are ideal for day trips, begin from Saariselkä and Kiilopää. Each of the trails is marked with its own symbol, which allows hikers to focus on enjoying the scenery instead of map-reading.

Out into the Wilderness Trails

Hiking excursions lasting several days offers challenge and diverse sceenerys for experienced hiker with orientation skills.

Out into the Wilderness TrailsThere are no marked routes in the park's wilderness areas, but there are some well-established trails along the most popular hiking routes and particularly on the stretches in between the huts.

Be sure to bring a map and compass with you and know how to use them. In the wild, GPS alone is not necessarily enough to keep you from losing your way.

The national park's huts are about a day's journey apart from one another and it is recommended that you use them, especially in winter conditions. Make reservations for the reservable huts and turf huts well in advance to guarantee that you have a place to stay.

Read more about the trails here.

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