Worldwide we have different nature conservation areas. But they mostly share one thing in common: their main purpose is often to attract tourists. In Finland exists something quite unique: wilderness areas.

These areas forbid nearly all kind of infrastructure. In these areas there are no hiking trails, bridges, parking places or mobile towers – nothing is built. They exist only in Lapland and one main purpose is to protect reindeer herding, as reindeer herders are allowed to build necessary, but only very basic infrastructure there. The big advantage of wilderness areas is, that they are not flooded by tourist. Only people who take the effort to hike over huge distances without any trails or bridges go there, leaving them mainly untouched and human free.

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