Visitation Numbers

Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland collects visitation numbers of the most popular state-owned protected and hiking areas in its administration. The data is collected mostly with electronic counters counting users of trails and hiking facilities.

Development of national park visits and national park network, 2011-2021

Number of visits to national parks has almost doubled from about two million visits in 2011 to over four million in 2021. At the same time, the amount of national parks has grown from 37 to 40 and the area from 9,000 square kilometers to 10,000 square kilometers.