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Pyhä-Luosto National Park 

Photo: Juha Paso
Location of Pyhä-Luosto National Park in Finland
Eastern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Pelkosenniemi (www.pelkosenniemi.fi), Kemijärvi (www.kemijarvi.fi, in finnish) and Sodankylä (www.sodankyla.fi)
Area: 142 sq. km. Established in 2005.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
The Emblem of Pyhä-Luosto National Park - Siberian Jay and a dead standing tree

Come experience the magnificent landscape, beautiful natural features and peace of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, together with the area’s versatile services. Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a superb destination for day trips and short hikes throughout the year.

The basic zone of the National Park is formed of Finland’s most southern fell chain. The area has many functions; it is for conserving nature, preserving indigenous people’s culture and serving as a destination for hiking and tourism. The National Park is made-up of Pyhätunturi National Park (established in 1938) and of the Luosto area northwest of Pyhätunturi Fell. These were combined at the beginning of 2005 to form a new National Park.

Southwest of Ukko-Luosto Fell and Lampivaara Hill forests have not been logged and some trees are as old as 400 years. The Luosto area is known for its majestic old-growth pine forests and Pyhätunturi for its geology and Sámi history. The fell chain is a collage of treeless peaks and deep ravines. Lush forests, some of them herb-rich forests, flourish in the area’s valleys and along brook banks.

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Last updated 3/19/2014

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