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Pyhä-Luosto National Park

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IUCN Cat.: II
Surface Area: 14.200,00 ha
Establishment: 2005
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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 by Finland’s southernmost fell chain. The area has many functions; preserving both nature and 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 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 which herb-rich, flourish in the area’s valleys and along brook banks.

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