Northern Lapland Region
Municipalities of Utsjoki (www.utsjoki.fi) and Inari (www.inari.fi, in Finnish)
Area: 1 570 sq.km. Established in 1991.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
Muotkatunturi Wilderness Area is literally a wilderness area: there are no marked trails, and only few open wilderness huts. The rolling fells, the beautiful Lake Peltojärvi and fast-flowing rivers of the Muotkatunturi area give the landscape its individual appearance. Mountain birch forests and fell heaths dominate the wilderness, but there are also old pine forests and aapa mires. The melodious names of the places in Sámi language describe the lands and the waters in the area. This enchanting fell region is suitable for day trips as well as hikes lasting for a couple of days.