Experience the Finnish National Park
Finnish national parks are protected areas with unique natural features. Although they are oasis of pristine nature, they present an array of recreational possibilities.
There are 39 national parks in Finland, and in 2017, when Finland celebrates its 100 years as an independent country, the 40th national park will be inaugurated. They’re scattered around the country’s archipelago, lakes, forests, peat lands and fells, and showcase the areas’ various natural characteristics, such as rapids, rift valleys and eskers. Besides enjoying the scenery and spotting animals and plants, the parks present ideal opportunities for recreation like hiking, climbing, snowshoeing and other outdoor pursuits.
Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.