What Can I Experience in a Finnish National Park?
Finnish national parks contain many unique natural sights, such as rapids, rift valleys and eskers. Localities with outstanding picturesque scenery or panoramic views have also been selected for preservation. In other places the aim has been to preserve landscapes affected by human habitation and ancient ways of life.
There are 37 national parks in Finland. The total surface area of Finland’s national parks is 8,150 square kilometers.
An important role of national parks is to provide opportunities for recreation, hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Provided certain basic rules are adhered to, anyone may wander freely inside a national park. Many parks now feature nature trails, as well as information boards pointing out facets of interest. Many parks also have cooking places and tent sites. Some parks even boast a large camping site, complete with rentable cabins or unlocked huts.
Protecting nature is one of the main functions of national parks. The national parks are protected areas for the more valuable and characteristic habitats and land forms in the country, such as the archipelago, lakes, forests, peat lands and fells.
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