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Urho Kekkonen National Park

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Kelotie 1, Saariselka 99830, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazingly beautiful place - miles of well signposted ski tracks through quiet countryside. The views were amazing. Well worth a visit whether to ski or walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mavis1955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a splendid 4km hike through Nuuksio in December, 2018. Do incredibly gorgeous! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jwtsbsf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love exploring then definitely pick a route and have a wonder. Absolutely beautiful in the snow. The walk we did to Saariselkä, we came across a lodge which was open to the public with a fire place to warm up to on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susie m
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Name after a president that had Good relation with the russian, that wild park start 17 km south of saariselka and entends to russian borders. Its really à wild park with len-To and trails, but no big infrastructure inside the territory. There's a hotel/restaurant/sauna at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jeanfran_oist800
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Did a guided snowshoe hike in the national park - absolutely stunning in the snow. Had a camp fire lunch at one of the shelters in the park. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Because there was no snow yet and there was not very much to do, we decided to go for a simple walk in the national park. Unfortunatley the trails were not very good signed so we had trouble to even locate the start. When we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank linaloux
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great place for hiking skiing biking or watching the northern lights. Easily marked tracks and shelters on routes to watch for the lights and stay warm whilst you wait

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nrushey
Reviewed 27 October 2018

I was visiting a couple of years ago in end of summer another part of this national park, which was an amazing hike through nature on nature paths (Nuortti). Also in winter I had spent some days in Saariselkä for snowmobiling and snowshoe walk. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Puzy M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The national park named after the longest serving Finnish president is a stunning place. I guess anytime of the year the experience will be great. We visited in September when nature turns on all its colours. Here where part if the higher mountains are arctic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 590janerikn
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Nice spot for when you want to get a little nature on your trip to Finland. You can reach it with public transportation.

Date of experience: June 2018
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18 August 2018|
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Response from katzefish | Reviewed this property |
Hi in general Northern Lights are visible in winter. So September to March are the month's were it's most likely. I've been there end of March for a couple of days and saw northern lights twice. The temperature in May can... More
27 July 2016|
Response from JW_Dam | Reviewed this property |
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