Korouoma Nature Reserve
Korouoma is a 30 kilometer long fracture valley in Posio. It is a part of a fracture zone in the bedrock, which is hudreds of millions of years old. At the centre of Korouoma the fracture valley forms a gorge with cliff faces tens of metres high and extremely steep.
Small streams which cascade down the cliff faces freeze into frozen waterfalls during winter, making Korouoma the number one ice climbing destination in Finland. The fallen rocks form impressive piles to the bottom of the canyon.
The River Korojoki meanders and twists at the bottom of the canyon making it suitable for recreational fishing. The flora and fauna varies throughout the area. A 30-km-long hiking trail traverses the Korouoma area. Lapiosalmi Travel Center offers accommodation in Korouoma for groups as well as for individual travellers.
In the wintertime, you can ski or snowshoe hike along the Korouoma
canyon. Nature conservation areas do not have maintained cross-country
skiing trails. In early spring a maintenance trail is made by snowmobile
from Saukkovaara to the Pajupuro wilderness cabin.
• Korouoma Nature Reserve
• Riisitunturi National Park
• Lake Livojärvi area
• Karitunturi protection area
• Kirintövaara Hill
• Lakes and rivers
• Unobstructed route - Kirintövaara
• Birdwatching tower