Riisitunturi National Park

Riisitunturi National Park (Finnish: Riisitunturin kansallispuisto) is a national park in Posio, Finnish Lapland. It was established in 1982 and covers 77 square kilometres (30 sq mi). The park is in a mountainous area, and there are also many swamps, especially hillside swamps.

Riisitunturi National Park
Noukavaara - Riisitunturi - Posio - Finland.jpg
View from top of Noukavaara
Map showing the location of Riisitunturi National Park
Map showing the location of Riisitunturi National Park
Location in Finland
LocationLapland, Finland
Coordinates66°14′N 028°30′E / 66.233°N 28.500°E / 66.233; 28.500Coordinates: 66°14′N 028°30′E / 66.233°N 28.500°E / 66.233; 28.500
Area77 km2 (30 sq mi)
Established1982; 40 years ago (1982)
Visitors15,000 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus

The only wilderness hut in the park is located near the twin-peak of Riisitunturi, 465.3 m (1,527 ft).

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  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010.

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