Kevo Strict Nature Reserve

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Kevo Strict Nature Reserve (Kevon luonnonpuisto)
Protected Area
Location of Kevo.jpg
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Municipality Utsjoki
Coordinates 69°34′51″N 026°42′56″E / 69.58083°N 26.71556°E / 69.58083; 26.71556Coordinates: 69°34′51″N 026°42′56″E / 69.58083°N 26.71556°E / 69.58083; 26.71556
Highest point
 - elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Area 712 km2 (275 sq mi)
Established 1956
Management Metsähallitus
IUCN category Ia - Strict Nature Reserve
Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is located in Finland
Kevo Strict Nature Reserve
Location in Finland

Kevo Strict Nature Reserve (Finnish: Kevon luonnonpuisto) is a strict nature reserve located in Utsjoki, northern Lapland, Finland. It was established in 1956 and covers 712 square kilometres (275 sq mi).

The reserve is a popular backpacking destination due to its canyon-like gorge valley. A central part of the reserve is the 40 kilometres (25 mi) long and, at places, 80 metres (260 ft) deep Kevojoki canyon, on the bottom of which flows the Kevojoki river. It is surrounded by more level fell upland.

Walking in the reserve is only permitted along two marked routes. The Kevo backpacking route is 64 kilometres (40 mi) long and follows the gorge valley. The Kuivi route is 78 kilometres (48 mi) and goes along the fell area. Both routes are difficult and include e.g. many paddle crossings.


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