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History of Pallas-Ounastunturin Kansallispuisto



It was formally established in 2005, when Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park was joined with Ylläs-Aakenus protected area. It is the third largest national park in Finland, covering 1,020 square kilometers (394 sq mi). The high fells of the park are the southernmost place to see some arctic species in Finland. There are almost 100 kilometers (60 mi) of fell chain in the National Park. The highest fell in this chain is Taivaskero, which is 807 meters (2,648 ft) high. Most of the park consists of primeval forests and various types of muskeg