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|Urho Kekkonen Nat. Park||is one of Finland's largest protected areas. It is named after Urho Kekkonen, who was a former President and Prime Minister of Finland. The eastern border of the park is the Russian border.|
|Pyhä-Luosto Nat. Park||The park's base is formed by Finland's southernmost, 12-peak mountain (tunturi) line. Old pine tree forests grow on these hills.|
|Riisitunturi Nat. Park||The park is on a mountainous area with many swamps, especially hillside swamps.|
|Perämeri Nat. Park||This is the "Bay of Bothnia National Park". Most of it consists of many islands. There are also many traditional fishing bases. You can reach the park by boat. Visiting is only recommended for people who know how to navigate in the area.|
|Pallas-Yllästunturi Nat. Park||It was formally established in 2005. This year the Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park was joined with Ylläs-Aakenus protected area. It is the third largest national park in Finland. This is high mountain park with primeval forests.|
|Lemmenjoki Nat. Park||It was founded in 1956 and has since been expanded twice.It is the biggest national park of Finnish Lapland and in Finland. It is also one of the largest in Europe. The park is partly bordered by the Upper Anarjohka National Park in Norway. In summer there is gold digging in the area. There are marked trails in the park.|
|Oulanka Nat. Park||is a national park in Oulu and Lapland Provinces. Oulanka National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Finland. It has been a popular place for artists and naturalists.|
Nat. Parks In Norwegian Lapland
|Varangerhalvøya Nat. Park||lies on the Varanger Peninsula in the municipalities Båtsfjord, Nesseby, Vadsø, and Vardø in Finnmark county. The peninsula is the largest area within the Arctic climate zone in mainland Norway. The peninsula still has a complete alpine ecosystem with domesticated reindeer, wolverine and arctic fox.|
|Upper Anarjohka Nat. Park||is in Karasjok and Kautokeino municipalities in Finnmark County. It borders on Lemmenjoki National Park in Finland. Upper Anarjohka is part of the Finnmark plateau (Finnmarksvidda) and includes extensive birch woods, pine barrens, swamps and lakes.|
|Upper Pasvik Nat. Park||
lies in Sør-Varanger municipality in Finnmark county. The national park is part of the Siberian-like taiga.
Three countries meet here: Finland, Norway and Russia. But also three different time zones meet here: Russia to the south with Coordinated Universal Time UTC+3, Finland to the west with UTC+2 and Norway to the north and east uses UTC+1.
|Stabbursdalen Nat. Park||contains the northern-most pine forest in the world. It is located in Porsanger municipality. The national park contains many of Finnmark`s typical landscape forms with barren mountains, open plateaux and narrow ravines. Today, the area provides summer grazing for the reindeer.||Seiland Nat. Park||Seiland nat. park was opened in 2006. Seiland is one of the large islands of Norwegian Lapland. There are two glaciers on it, the Seilandjökelen and the Nordmannsjökelen (jökel = glacier).|
Nat. Parks In Swedish Lapland
|Abisko Nat. Park||is near the Norwegian border in Kiruna Municipality about 195 kilometers north of the Arctic circle. It preserves a Nordic mountain nature in its original condition and as a an object of scientific research. The national park was also intended to be an important tourism attraction.|
|Björnlandet nat. park||It lies in southernmost of Swedish Lappland in Åsele Municipality in Västerbotten County. There is a large primeval forest and steep ravines and precipices.|
|Muddus Nat. Park||has its largest part in the municipality of Gällivare. It also belongs to the largely untouched UNESCO World Heritage Laponian area. The park has primeval forests with large trees, large swamp areas, and deep ravines.|
|Padjelanta Nat. Park||It is the largest national park in Swedish Lapland and Sweden. The park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Laponia. The park borders to Norway in the west. Almost all of the park is above the tree line. There are several hiking trails in the park.|
|Vadvetjåkka Nat. Park||is in Kiruna Municipality in Norrbotten County.|
|Stora Sjöfallet Nat. Park||is in Norrbotten County in Gällivare Municipality. It is also on the Norwegian border. The park's western and northern parts are in the Scandinavian Mountain Range.|
|Sarek Nat. Park||is in Jokkmokk municipality. The park is popular with hikers and mountaineers, but it's not suitable for beginners.|
|Pieljekaise Nat. Park||lies about 10 km south of Jäkkvik. The park consists to a large part of a large birch woods. The park is traversed by the King's trail (Kungsleden).|
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The Laponian areawhich is a large mountainous wildlife area in Swedish Lapland, more precisely in the municipalities of Gällivare, Arjeplog and Jokkmokk. It was made UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Laponia consists of some of the national parks and it is the world's largest unmodified nature area which is cultured by natives. The Sami people are herding their reindeer here. It consists of the national parks Muddus, Sarek, Padjelanta and Stora Sjöfallet, and the nature reserves Sjaunja and Stubba. The Porjus village is a natural port to the Laponian area. You'll find an information center there.
National Park ResourcesFor the first time you'll find Lapland national park resources in one place. Please, take a look at what the different national parks have to offer. There are many exciting things to discover. And remember that these national parks are meant to to give you peace of mind once you learn to use them.
|National Parks In Finnish Lapland||In Norwegian Lapland||In Swedish Lapland|
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