Sompio Strict Nature Reserve

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Sompio Strict Nature Reserve (Sompion luonnonpuisto)
Protected Area
Country Finland
Region Lapland
Coordinates 68°9′34″N 27°23′37″E / 68.15944°N 27.39361°E / 68.15944; 27.39361Coordinates: 68°9′34″N 27°23′37″E / 68.15944°N 27.39361°E / 68.15944; 27.39361
Highest point
 - elevation 540 m (1,772 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Area 179 km2 (69 sq mi)
Established 1956
Management Metsähallitus
IUCN category Ia - Strict Nature Reserve
Sompio Strict Nature Reserve is located in Finland
Sompio Strict Nature Reserve
Location in Finland

Sompio Strict Nature Reserve (Finnish: Sompion luonnonpuisto) is a strict nature reserve located in Lapland, Finland. This reserve is f.e. used to study effects of tourism in the adjoining Urho Kekkonen National Park. There is no public access, it is reserved to reindeer herders and scientists.