Karigasniemi ja Kaamanen

A true wilderness
North of Inari by the main road E75, lies the village of Kaamanen. It is a traditional meeting point as from there the roads and snowmobile tracks lead to North, East, South and West. To the North lies Utsjoki, to the West Karigasniemi and Sevettijärvi and Näätämö are located in the East. Kaamanen has a strong fishing and wilderness culture. In River Kaamanen and other surrounding fishing waters, brown trout and grayling are caught.

The area is known for its extensive wild fowl population and is said to be the paradise for the bird photographers. West of Kaamanen by the Norwegian border is the village of Karigasniemi with its 500 inhabitants. The national boarder of Finland and Norway runs in the River Inari which passes the village and changes to River Teno at the meeting point of the River Karas just few kilometres north of Karigasniemi. The closest neighbour, Karasjok, on the Norwegian side of the boarder is only 18 km away. There is good access from Karigasniemi to the Porsang fjord of Arctic Ocean and to the North Cape. Finland’s most beautiful road connects Karisgasniemi into the village of Utsjoki.

In co-operation with Inari-Saariselkä, we welcome You to Karigasniemi & Kaamanen!

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The most beautiful road in Finland

Landscapes & Sceneries

The route 970 takes you from Karigasniemi to Utsjoki following the 100 km journey alongside the River Teno continuing from there to Nuorgam. This “Route Teno” has been given the title of the most beautiful route in Finland as it travels alongside the river through breathtakingly beautiful river valley – you cannot find anything like it elsewhere in Finland.

Muotkatunturi Wilderness Area

Landscapes & Sceneries

Muotkatunturi Wilderness Area is a wilderness area in its true meaning as there are no marked trails and only few wilderness huts. The rolling fells, the beautiful Lake Peltojärvi and fast-flowing rivers of the Muotkatunturi area give the landscape its distinctive appearance. Muotka area is suitable for experienced hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Paistunturi Wilderness Area

Landscapes & Sceneries

Paistunturi is a large continuous wilderness area in between Kaamanen, Karigasniemi and Utsjoki. In the middle of the area rises the rounded fell tops of Paistunturit at the height of around 600 metres. Around are vast mires, fell heaths and mountain birch forests. Just as in the Kevo Nature Reserve which divides Paistunturi area into two, deep canyon-like river valleys cross in between the uplands. This makes river crossings in the area especially difficult during rainy seasons