Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Hiking Ski cross - country off trails Fishing Walk on a marked trail Pick berries and mushrooms Canoeing Sights and scenery Visit a Nature Centre Walk on a nature trail Visit in a information hut

In wilderness area there are many wilderness huts for hikers. Photo: Seija Olkkonen.

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 charr rise to the bait in the region's fine fishing waters.

Suitability: Rewarding for experienced hikers and fishers, but also an unforgettable one-day destination for less experienced visitors.

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/kasivarsi.