Urho Kekkonen National Park – Cottages and Vacation Rentals
Have you always dreamed about an adventurous nature holiday in the heart of true wilderness? If yes, then you should consider Urho Kekkonen National Park as your next destination. This national park is located in the breathtaking landscapes of Savukoski in Finnish Lapland. When travelling to Urho Kekkonen National Park, accommodation is easy to find with the help of Gofinland. Even if camping under millions of stars or in the light of the Midnight Sun can be an unforgettable experience, you’ll get the best out of your holiday by staying at a fully equipped rental cottage or a wilderness cabin right next to Urho Kekkonen National Park.
How to start your hiking holiday in Urho Kekkonen National park
The best way to begin your wilderness adventure is to visit one of the three nature centres that serve as the official visitor centres of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Besides all information needed, the nature centres in Saariselkä, Tankavaara and Savukoski sell camping equipment as well as permits for fishing, hunting and snowmobile riding in the national park area. The visitor centres also host year-round exhibitions showcasing the diverse nature of the national park.
Urho Kekkonen National Park for hikers; from short day treks to week-long hikes
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, Urho Kekkonen National Park gets you covered. The speciality of the national park is a group of Out onto the Fell Theme Trails that are suitable also for first-time hikers. The lengths of these theme routes vary between 1-km-long Vasapolku trail to 14 km Ahopää and Rumakuru circular routes. Feeling like a pro? Try the 35-km-long Ruijanpolku trail or a challenging and unmarked Luirojärvi Hike that continues up to 80 kilometres.
Whether you’re planning to take day trips or a week-long hike in Urho Kekkonen National Park, always be prepared with a map and compass. A GPS signal can never be guaranteed in the middle of the wilderness.
Other activities in Urho Kekkonen National Park
Besides hiking, Urho Kekkonen National Park offers an endless amount of fun outdoor activities around the year. Whether you’re interested in bird watching, orienteering, fishing, mushroom and berry-picking, mountain biking, horse-riding or canoeing, Urho Kekkonen National Park is an excellent choice for your holiday in Finland. For the best views, we’d suggest you climb on top of Sokosti, the highest fell of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Other great viewing spots are located in Rumakuru, Kiilopää and Kaunispää. In winter, the nearby areas feature a 200-km-long network of cross-country skiing tracks.
Find accommodation near Urho Kekkonen National Park
For overnights stays in Urho Kekkonen National Park, camping is allowed at the campfire spots and lean-tos. For the ones who prefer much more comfortable accommodation, we’d recommend one of the hundreds of rental cottages found on Gofinland. Pick a charming villa near the services of Saariselkä or a peaceful cabin hidden in the wild. On Gofinland, you’ll find a vacation rental to your preferences, and you’ll be ready for conquering the fells of Finnish Lapland.