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Oulanka National Park in Finland

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ImageOulanka National Park is a park in northern Finland, located in the provinces of Lapland and Northern Ostrobothnia. The arch area is 270 sq. km. The national park was established in 1956 and expanded significantly in 1982 and 1989. Oulanka borders on Paanajarvi Park in Russia. Oulanka Park is a unique combination of southern, northern and eastern nature. The picturesque landscape of the park is represented by river valleys with sandy beaches, pine forests and large swamps in the north. Oulanka is under the protection of the state and the World Wide Fund for Nature Protection. The park is rich in various species of animals and plants. Some species of animals are on the verge of extinction. In addition to the visitor center, the Oulanka National Park houses a research center that studies the local nature and its inhabitants. Alluvial meadows and riverbeds are home to rare species of butterflies and numerous species of birds, for example, the rare species of wood grouse and kuksha. Among the mammals that live here, the lynx, bear and wolverine are especially interesting. Most of the park's meadows are used for reindeer herding. The Oulanka National Park hosts part of the Karhunkierros (Bear Ring) hiking trail, one of the most popular in the country, and other hiking trails. Kiutakongas place with a unique landscape is also popular with tourists. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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