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Day hiking trails ruska time

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Day hiking trails ruska time

Could you please advise the best day hiking trails for landscape ruska photography around Utsjoki, Nuorgam and Karigasniemi. We shall be staying in that area for 1 month.

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1. Re: Day hiking trails ruska time

I've never been hiking there. The reason Finns usually go to Utsjoki-area is for fishing, so the river valley is more familiar.

But Kevo nautre reserve is nearby:

http://www.nationalparks.fi/en/kevo/trails

You could also try using this map service:

http://infogis.infokartta.fi/infogis-utsjoki/

Choose: Kesäretkeily > Luontopolut (nature trails) and Kesäretkeily > Vaellusreitit (hiking trails).

Also: Retkeilypalvelut > Taukopaikat (resting points).

Also this online service could help: https://www.retkikartta.fi/?lang=en

If you are in the area for a month, I would also suggest a trip to Saariselkä and Kakslauttanen (besides visiting Norway and Arctic Ocean). That area has loads of well marked trails for day trips.

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2. Re: Day hiking trails ruska time

Thank you for the information. We shall be staying in Saariselka before moving to Nuorgam/Utsjoki area so would do the nearby trails (mainly Urho Kekkonen NP) from Saariselka. I have read online that Nuorgam is hikers' paradise, but not so many trails are mentioned.... and eventually some trails are multi day hikes that do not suit us. As to fishing, where are foreigners allowed to fish from the shore in September? How much a fishing licence would cost? Any ideas as to where to buy and how much to pay for cheapest fishing equipment (fishing rod? we would rather buy it than rent...usually works out cheaper).

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