Helvetinjärvi National Park (Finnish: Helvetinjärven kansallispuisto, literally "Hell's Lake national park") is a national park in the Pirkanmaa region in Finland.[2] It is located in the municipality of Ruovesi and has an area of 49.8 square kilometres (19.2 sq mi). The park was founded in 1982 and is managed by the Metsähallitus.

Helvetinjärvi National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Helvetinjärvi lake and Helvetinkolu cleft
Map showing the location of Helvetinjärvi National Park
Map showing the location of Helvetinjärvi National Park
Location in Finland
LocationPirkanmaa, Finland
Coordinates62°02′N 23°51′E / 62.033°N 23.850°E / 62.033; 23.850Coordinates: 62°02′N 23°51′E / 62.033°N 23.850°E / 62.033; 23.850
Area49.8 km2 (19.2 sq mi)
Established1982
Visitors33000 (in 2009[1])
Governing bodyMetsähallitus
Websitewww.outdoors.fi/destinations/nationalparks/helvetinjarvi/Pages/Default.aspx

The park represents the wild forests of the Tavastia region. The area includes deep gorges and rugged scenery formed by faults running through the bedrock. The most impressive attraction is the cleft Helvetinkolu at the south-eastern end of Lake Helvetinjärvi.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Käyntimäärät kansallispuistoittain 2009" (in Finnish). Metsähallitus. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Helvetinjärvi National Park Archived 2007-03-07 at the Wayback Machine from Outdoors Finland. Retrieved April 2009.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Helvetinjärvi National Park at Wikimedia Commons