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"Surrounding Iso Koirajärvi" Kivijärvi by gubbi1

Kivijärvi Travel Guide: 0 reviews and 51 photos

On my trip from National Park to National Park I also came to Salamajärvi NP. In the south east of the park there is the Iso Koirajärvi (the Big Doglake) at which the road that I took passed by. Here I parked my car and made a short bbq as it was around noon. Then after checking the map decided that a hike around the lake would be perfectly fit into my time schedule. The entire hike around Iso Koirajärvi is 7,5 km long and brings you into a beautiful lake landscape.
You might notice the emblem of the park showing a reindeer. These are not the reindeers of the Lapland which are only 'quasi wild' and belong to people, but real wild forest reindeers. This type of reindeer became very rare and disappeared completely from Finnish forests in 1900. After a reintroduction in 1979 their amount has now increased but they stay a threatend species.

Up on the photo you can see the Iso Koirajärvi around which we will hike together in case you follow the travelogues below.

Below the next photo is the emblem of the park.

The photo on the bottom shows the road that you will drive when coming to Iso Koirajärvi. Kind of narrow... or?

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  • Pros:Very beautiful hike around Iso Koirajärvi
  • Last visit to Kivijärvi: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Fantastic photos in your six travelogues. (Good idea to link them together.) Sounds like you had a fantastic hike!


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