Riisitunturi National Park


riisitunturi.jpgRiisitunturi, chosen as the Trekking Destinaton of the Year 2010, is a 30-year-old National Park where wilderness-style fell nature is at its best. The Riisitunturi fell is decorated by unique slope mires and the sparsely wooded summit of the fell has breathtaking views of Lake Kitkajärvi and the forest landscapes of Posio. In wintertime the park trees become covered with frost snow, offering an unforgettable environment for winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The National Park is almost entirely at a height of over 300 metres above sea level. The two summits of the Riisitunturi Fell itself rise to a height in excess of 450 metres. The park is connected with the Karitunturi peat protection area in the south-west and ancient forests along the southern and northern sides of the park. Maaselkä is the watershed between the east and the west, and it runs through the park.

The hiking trails of Riisitunturi are ideal for day and two day excursions. For day visitors there are two day hiking trails. In wintertime the road leading to Riisitunturi starting point is kept open, allowing the park to be discovered also during snowtime. Skiing is allowed in the entire area of the park, there are also maintained skiing tracks in the park.

After a recreational day in the park you might want to stop by for a cup of warm berry drink and shop for local delicacies in the Korpihilla Café and Delicacy Shop located next to the national park.

Location and getting thereKopio Riisitunturi kämppä 4.JPG
Trails and services
Riisitunturi excursion map
Riisitunturi cross-country ski tracks
Huskysafaris in Riisitunturi
Korpihilla Café and Delicacy Shop
Instruction and rules in the national park
Outdoors.fi - Riisitunturi



      

      



NATURE DESTINATIONS


Korouoma Nature Reserve
Riisitunturi National Park
Lake Livojärvi area
Pyytöuoma
Auttiköngäs
Karitunturi protection area
Kirintövaara Hill
Syöte
Palotunturi
Mustarinnantunturi
Lakes and rivers
Unobstructed route - Kirintövaara
Birdwatching tower

More information about trails and directions:
outdoors.fi/riisitunturi
www.flickr.com
Posio Lapin Taikamaa's Riisitunturi National Park, Posio photoset Posio Lapin Taikamaa's Riisitunturi National Park, Posio photoset