Landscape in Oulanka National Park
Hiking and enjoying nature
Hetta-Pallas vaellusreitillä Ounastunturien Pyhäkerolta aukeaa hieno näköala Pallastuntureille
Harrisuvanto hanging bridge during autumn season, Oulanka National Park
Hiking in Lapland
Small hiker discovering the Finnish landscape
Relaxing in Repovesi National Park
Hiking the fell landscape in Lapland
Autumn colors along Tunturiaapa nature trail
Winter camping in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, Finnish Lapland
Orinoro Hiking Trail, Orinoro Gorge
Hiking in the Konnevesi National Park
Ruunaan Haapavitjan silta
Hiking in Finland
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Nature just around the corner
Hiking and trekking are part of Finland's national identity. As over 74 % of Finland is covered by forests, nature is always near and can be easily accessed. Many national parks, unspoilt nature, the world’s cleanest air, and clear waters provide an ideal backdrop for short trips or expeditions lasting several days.
Hikers will find beautiful trails in the typical fell landscape of Lapland, in the charismatic Lakeland and along the impressive coastline with its large archipelago. Even in Helsinki Region, national parks and archipelagos are only a stone’s throw away.
Hiking trails for every preference
Family-friendly hiking in pure northern nature
Easy access to forest
To go hiking in nature in Finland, you do not need to be an experienced outdoor professional: these paths are for everyone! Even in the far north, there are not only strenuous multi-day tours, but also short and well-surfaced trails that meander through the huge forests and across the vast fell plateaus.
Even if you are only on the road for a short time, take a picnic with you! Wherever you go, there are plenty of promising spots that are perfect for a nice break outdoors. Besides beautiful scenery, Finnish nature also allows travellers to enjoy outdoor sports and wild animal spotting.
In the versatile woods of Finland, you can find a hiking trail that best suits your interests and requirements, whether it is the lush forests in the south or the evergreen wonders of the north – the fresh air and the tranquillity are always present.
Multi-day tours with overnight stays in the wilderness
Do you feel like hiking for a few days or even for a week? There are many long-distance hiking trails in Finland where you can get to know the impressive and unforgettable nature at close quarters.
Many long-distance trails are equipped with shelters and campsites where you can relax around a campfire after an eventful day of hiking.
Campfire? You heard correctly. Everyman's right allows you to roam the countryside, pick berries and mushrooms, go fishing, and camp. With this freedom comes responsibility, so please leave nothing but footprints on the landscape and respect designated protected areas and private properties.
41 national parks with beautiful hiking trails
Finland's 41 national parks, which are full of hiking routes, nature trails and campfire sites, are at their best when explored on foot. Each National Park has its own special character and there is a National Park nearby no matter which part of Finland you are visiting.
On top of National Parks there are also several National Hiking areas and wilderness areas, as well as the Kvarken archipelago World Heritage Site, offering excellent trails and facilities to enjoy the Finnish nature.
Finland's National Parks are significant areas that protect Finland's unique landscape and biodiversity. The parks offer ...