Finland’s wild northwestern arm – Käsivarsi – has the country’s most mountainous scenery. Halti Fell, the highest peak in Finland, can be reached all year round along the challenging Nordkalottleden Trail. A shorter walk from Kilpisjärvi village takes you to the top of the iconic Saana Fell. Rare arctic and mountain plants and animals thrive amid Käsivarsi’s splendid scenery. Grayling and arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) rise to the bait in the region’s fine fishing waters.
For more information, please visit: Käsivarsi Wilderness Area (nationalparks.fi).
Protected Areas in Finland
Vätsäri Wilderness Area
In Vätsäri you can experience the astonishing silence of a wilderness in its natural state.Find out more
Koli National Park
The splendid scenery always instills a sense of serenity and wonder in visitors.Find out more
Syöte National Park
The wild wooded hills of Syöte provide an ideal setting for many activities.Find out more
Oulanka National Park
In the rugged landscape of the Karhunkierros Trail, you will observe the power of water.Find out more
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Trek from hilltop to hilltop through the arctic fells along Finland's first hiking trail.Find out more