Game and Nature Reserve

 

Archipelago Sea

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The Archipelago Sea is a part of the Baltic Sea between the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the Sea of Åland, within Finnish territorial waters. By some definitions it contains the largest archipelago (island group) in the world by the number of islands, although many of the islands are very small and tightly clustered.

 

Haadetkeidas Strict Nature Reserve

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Häädetkeidas Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in the Pirkanmaa and Satakunta regions of Finland. This thick, ancient forest and swamp reserve is inaccessible to public.

 

Helvetinjärvi National Park

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Helvetinjärvi National Park is a national park in the Pirkanmaa region in Finland. It is located in the municipality of Ruovesi and has an area of 49.8 square kilometres. The park was founded in 1982 and is managed by the Metsähallitus.

 

Hiidenportti National Park

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Hiidenportti National Park is a national park in Sotkamo in the Kainuu region of Finland. Hiidenportti National Park was established in 1982 to preserve the region’s wilderness.

 

Isojärvi National Park

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Isojärvi National Park is a national park in Central Finland. It covers 19 square kilometres and was established in 1982. Its scenery is fluctuating by its level and the vegetation is dominated by Scots pine and Norway spruce forests and bogs.

 

Karkali Strict Nature Reserve

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Karkali Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in the Uusimaa region of Finland. This small reserve protects a lush deciduous forest more commonly found in central Europe.

 

Kauhaneva–Pohjankangas National Park

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Kauhaneva–Pohjankangas National Park is a national park in the municipalities of Kauhajoki and Karvia in the Southern Ostrobothnia and Satakunta regions of Finland. Established in 1982, the park covers 57 square kilometres.

 

Kevo Strict Nature Reserve

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Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in Utsjoki, northern Lapland, Finland. It was established in 1956 and covers 712 square kilometres. The reserve is a popular backpacking destination due to its canyon-like gorge valley.

 

Koivusuo Strict Nature Reserve

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Koivusuo Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in the North Karelia region of Finland. This reserve has been a regular place for visits by wolverines, bears, lynxes and wolves for most of the history.

 

Koli National Park

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Koli National Park is a national park in the municipalities of Joensuu, Lieksa and Kontiolahti in the North Karelia region of Finland.

 

Kolovesi National Park

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Kolovesi National Park is a national park in the Etelä-Savo region of Finland. It was established in 1990 and covers 23 km². It protects e.g. the habitat of the critically endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal.

 

Kurjenrahka National Park

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Kurjenrahka National Park is a national park in Southwest Finland. It was established in 1998 and covers 29 square kilometres. The area consists mainly of bog but also includes primeval forests, some of which have been unmanaged for over 150 years.

 

Lauhanvuori National Park

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Lauhanvuori National Park is a national park in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland, on the border of Kauhajoki and Isojoki. It was established in 1982 and covers 53 square kilometres.

 

Leivonmäki National Park

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Leivonmäki National Park is a national park in Central Finland. It was established in 2003 and covers 29 square kilometres. Typical scenery consists of swamps, shores of a medium-sized lake Rutajärvi and esker forests.

 

Lemmenjoki National Park

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Lemmenjoki National Park is situated in area of municipalities of Inari and Kittilä, Lapland, in Northern Finland. It was founded in 1956 and has since been expanded twice.

 

Linnansaari National Park

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Linnansaari National Park is a national park in the Southern Savonia and Northern Savonia regions of Finland. It lies in the middle of the lake Haukivesi, a part of greater Saimaa.

 

Malla Strict Nature Reserve

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Malla Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in Lapland, Finland. The area has been protected since 1916 and was declared a strict nature reserve in 1938. It encompasses 30 square kilometres and is managed by Metla.

 

Maltio Strict Nature Reserve

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Maltio Strict Nature Reserve is a strict nature reserve located in Lapland, Finland. It has been used f.e. to study the relation of reindeers and predators. At Maltio is lot of bird species.

 

Oulanka National Park

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Oulanka National Park is a national park in the Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland regions of Finland, covering 270 square kilometres. The park was established in 1956 and was expanded in 1982 and 1989.

 

Petkeljärvi National Park

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Petkeljärvi National Park is a national park in Ilomantsi in the North Karelia region of Finland. It was established in 1956 and covers 6 square kilometres.

 

Repovesi National Park

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Repovesi National Park is situated in the municipalities of Kouvola and Mäntyharju, only a few hours north-east of the more populous Helsinki area of southern Finland.  Formerly a site for intensive commercial forestry, the Repovesi area successfully transformed into a pristine national park. Attractions include the Olhavanvuori hill, popular among climbers, and the Kultareitti water taxi route.

 

Riisitunturi National Park

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Riisitunturi National Park is a national park in Posio, Finnish Lapland. It was established in 1982 and covers 77 square kilometres. The park is on a mountainous area, and there are also many swamps, especially hillside swamps.

 

Southern Konnevesi National Park

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Southern Konnevesi National Park is situated in the Finnish Lakeland on the border of the regions Central Finland and Northern Savonia, in the municipalities of Konnevesi and Rautalampi.

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