For my trip through Lapland I have chosen three national parks, each of which impressed me in its own way.
My first stop was the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in the northwest of Lapland. Here you breathe – scientifically proven – the cleanest air in Europe. I took a deep breath and immediately forgot the long journey. We are usually unaware of how polluted the air is that we breathe every day, especially in big cities. Until we get to a place like this and enjoy the clear, fresh air.
Hiking trails in Pallastunturi area
Photo: Maarit Kyöstilä, Metsähallitus - Parks & Wildlife Finland