While hiking in Kevo Strict Nature Reserve you have wonderful possibility to explore spectacular Lapland's landscapes and northern pure nature all around.
Kevo Strict Nature Reserve was created in 1956 in order to save and protect the Kevo Canyon and neighboring fell area. Kevo is divided into canyon area and fell area. Each of them has special hiking trail.
Kevo Canyon trail is a picturesque road with the length of 63 km. It is going through stunning birch and pine forests with huge tundra-like open mires. Moreover, here you have an opportunity to see the most remarkable sights of Kevo Strict Nature Reserve like Fiellu Waterfall and the Wall of Kevo. The main highlight of this trail and Nature Reserve in general is a Kevo Canyon. It is a 40 km long canyon-like valley of Kevojoki river with the depth of 80 m.
The path is marked with orange signs on the trees and wooden poles during the whole way. Also, this trail has all needed facilities such as signs, campfire places, camping spots, steps and so on. This trail is really challenging because the road leads numerous times to the bottom of the canyon and then rises back to the top.
During the summer, hiking in this area is strictly restricted to marked trails!
Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is situated between the road 92 (Karigasniemi-Kaamanen) and the road 4 (Utsjoki-Kaamanen).
Sulaoja is about 11 km to the east from the village of Karigasniemi along Karigasniemi-Kaamanen road. It can be easily reached by car or by bus.
There are big parking areas near both sides of the trail.