Lemmenjoki National Park
Lemmenjoki is the largest national park in Finland and one of Europe’s most extensive wilderness regions. The national park offers plenty of interesting things to experience for those travelling their own trail and for those who like to stick to the trails. The marked hiking routes in the area traverse the park’s recreational sections in the Lemmenjoki River Valley.
The Finnish Forest and Park Service (Metsähallitus) has a Nature Information Hut in Njurgalahti village, where hikers can get information about the Lemmenjoki district. Lemmenjoki also has a fascinating history of gold digging and is rich in Sámi culture. Interesting cultural sites include, for instance the old Sallivaara reindeer separation enclosure, as well as the Sámi settlements Kaapin Jounin kenttä and Matti Mustan tupa. The history and modern day of gold digging can be seen in the gold fields between Kultasatama dock and Jäkäläpää area.