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News, 6/14/2017

Jubilee park protects Finnish treasures

Photo: Westend61 / Lehtikuva

Just opposite Hossa’s spruced up visitor centre, inviting paths lead through spacious pinewoods towards a placid lake fringed by colourful marsh plants. This delightful 3.5-km nature trail is one of Hossa’s must-sees, according to environmental educator Riitta Nykänen of Parks & Wildlife Finland, who helped to plan the new national park, located in Eastern Finland about 80 km south of Kuusamo.

“Hossa’s landscapes – including unspoilt forests, and pristine lakes and sandy ridges unchanged since the Ice Age – are somehow quintessentially Finnish, so it’s an excellent choice for a park celebrating our country’s independence,” says Nykänen.

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Updated 6/14/2017

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