Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
|Käsivarsi Wilderness Area|
A view from Termisvaara hill
|Area||2,206 km2 (852 sq mi)|
The Käsivarsi Wilderness Area (Finnish: Käsivarren erämaa-alue) is the second-largest wilderness reserve in Finland. It was established in 1991 like all the other 11 wilderness areas in Lapland. Its area is 2,206 square kilometres (852 sq mi). It is the most popular wilderness area in Finland, by number of visitors. It is governed by Parks & Wildlife Finland (the Metsähallitus).
Finland's highest peak Halti, about 1324 masl, is located in northern part of area. Kilpisjärvi-Halti hiking route is 55km long. 800km long Nordkalottleden Trail also goes through the area. Also marked path goes up to Saana. Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre provides information about the area and routes.
It is adjacent to Reisa National Park in Norway.
- "Käsivarsi Wilderness Area". Nationalparks.fi. Parks & Wildlife Finland. Retrieved 2018-09-06.
- Käsivarsi Wilderness Area travel guide from Wikivoyage
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