Photo: Katri Lehtola/ Keksi Agency


Enjoy nature in spring!

In the dazzling springtime of Finland you can go skiing or snowshoeing in the north while in the south the trees already open their buds. Moving around in nature is one of the best ways to relax and unwind.


Metsähallitus safeguards biodiversity in state-owned land and water areas

We regard state-owned lands as a whole in which protected areas and the most valuable ecological sites in multiple-use forests constitute a nationwide ecological network. In terms of species and landscapes, the sites of the network are vital for the preservation of biodiversity in Finland.

Threatened Species

Critically endangered Arctic fox breeds successfully in Finland

This summer, a long-awaited turn took place during the Arctic fox nesting inspections, when the Arctic fox was found to have successfully breeded, in the Enontekiö fell area in Northern Lapland. The on-the-spot inspection revealed three cubs had been born to the Arctic fox couple. This is the first time in over 25 years the Arctic fox successfully breeds in Finland. (Stock photo: Seppo Keränen)