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  • 6 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Breath-taking sceneries! Kätkävaara is located between Rovaniemi and Kemi, close to the Pisavaara Strict Nature Reserve which is the strictest protected of all large nature reservations in Europe. The nature in the Kätkävaara region is unbelievably beautiful and diverse. Indeed, Kätkävaara can easily be called a nature-lover’s paradise with plenty of wild animals and birds living in the area.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Guidance services
  • Snacks mentioned
  • Organizer's liability insurance
  • Safari desk support
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Private tours available for additional charge
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Lapland Welcome, Rovakatu 26, 96200 Rovaniemi, Finland

Traveler pickup is offered
We will confirm the exact pick up time upon booking.
The meeting time at Lapland Welcome Safari Office (Rovakatu 26, 2nd floor, 96200 Rovaniemi) is 15 minutes before the starting time of the safari.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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What to Expect What to Expect

Partly bare fells climb towards the skies in the Kätkävaara region. Rivers with crystal clear waters, vast string bogs and dense forests lie in the valleys between the fells. A nature-lover feels right at home here. There are numerous different kinds of nature reserves in the Kätkävaara region. The biggest of these is the Pisavaara Strict Nature Reserve, which is the highest fell in Southern Lapland and the most strictly protected national park in Europe.

The forests are diverse. The fauna in the region consists of both arctic Lapland animals and animals of coniferous forests. The lynx, wood grouse, willow grouse, golden eagle, moose and bear inhabit the area. Indeed, it’s fairly easy to spot wild animals in the Kätkävaara region. There’s also plenty of reindeer.

The Kätkävaara region is also famous for its berries. Blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, cranberries and various mushrooms can be collected in the late summer and early fall.

There are also plenty of lakes, bonds, creeks and rivers for fishing. The bonds and lakes in the area offer great places for ice-fishing and regular fishing. The grayling and the trout can be caught in the Louejoki and Vaajoki rivers. Louejoki and Vaajoki rivers also provide canoeing guides.

The most popular attraction in the area is the Kätkävaara nature path, which travels along the shores of ancient seas. The 7 km trail includes 19 separate destinations. Halfway through the trail, on top of the Kätkävaara fell, hikers will find a log hut where they can warm themselves by the fire and rest for a while. The breathtaking view from the top of the fell covers the entire Southern Lapland. The trail can be accessed from many different directions, although the best starting point is by the Kätkäjärvi Lake.

Signs of the oldest habitation in Northern Finland, thousands of years old, have been found in the Kätkävaara region. Archeologists are now eagerly studying the ancient remains.

 

The trail goes from little forest ponds up to the summit and breath taking views. Snacks and warm beverages are offered during the trip in a tepee. Info about Pisavaara strict nature reservation on the way. Starts at 10am from your hotel’s reception.

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • Plenty of walking is involved, classification for this tour is challenging
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please contact us if you wish to have a guide in other language
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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