Backpacking in Beautiful Kevo Nature Reserve in Lapland

Kevo Strict Nature Reserve in Utsjoki is one of the most rugged hiking destinations in Lapland, Finland. In the heart of the nature reserve there's almost a 40 km canyon with River Kevojoki flowing in the middle. You can explore the beautiful nature reserve by hiking either Kuivi ring route or Kevo route. The scenic 63 km Kevo Trail runs through the nature reserve descending several times at the bottom of the canyon and ascending back to the fell highland. There are many ravines and waterfalls of which Fiellu waterfall is the most known. The trails are marked and challenging due to the variation of elevation and river crossings. I made a three-nights hike on the Kevo Trail in September to see the autumn colors.

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