Pieljekaise National Park

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Pieljekaise National Park
Pieljekaise nationalpark
IUCN category II (national park)
Pieljekaise rozcesti.jpg
Above Jäckvik on Kungsleden trail
Location Norrbotten County, Sweden
Coordinates 66°20′N 16°44′E / 66.333°N 16.733°E / 66.333; 16.733Coordinates: 66°20′N 16°44′E / 66.333°N 16.733°E / 66.333; 16.733
Area 153.4 km2 (59.2 sq mi)[1]
Established 1909[1]
Governing body Naturvårdsverket

Pieljekaise is a Swedish national park. It lies about 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Jäkkvik in Arjeplog Municipality, Lappland. The park consists largely of birch woods.

The park is traversed by the Kungsleden hiking trail and the trail continues into the nearby the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve, one of the largest protected areas in Europe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pieljekaise National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Archived from the original on 2009-04-04. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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