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, 2010-2020

The amount of visits to national parks has more than doubled from less than 2 million visits in 2010 to almost 4 million visits in 2020. At the same time, the amount of national parks has increased from 35 to 40, and the surface area of national parks from less than 9,000 km2 to more than 10,000 km2.