IUFRO Division VI Symposium:
Integrative Science for Integrative Management



In-conference excursion (included in the registration fee)

You can choose from two alternatives:

  1. Hiking to Kiilopää (10 km, 2-3 hours), Sauna and light supper in Kiilopaa Hiking Centre, bus transportation to Saariselkä.(map, pdf 1.5Mb)
  2. Sámi Museum Siida in Inari (guided 1,5 hours + independant 1 hour), other program, light supper; bus transportation.

Post-conference excursions

There are three post-conference excursion options to choose:

  1. Saturday only: Integrative land use,
  2. Sunday only: Northern culture, and
  3. Saturday and Sunday: both programs.

The excursions are day trips to the surrounding regions of Saariselkä. We recommend that you keep your hotel room in Hotel Riekonlinna over the weekend, so please, consider this when booking your accommodation at Hotel Riekonlinna.

Saturday 18.8.2007

Integrative land use: forestry, reindeer husbandry, nature conservation and tourism (Saariselkä and Urho Kekkonen National Park)

Price: 100 €/one day (price includes lunch, dinner, program, transportation)
Hosted by Mr. Sakari Kankaanpää, Metsähallitus

Preliminary program:

09.00 Departure from Hotel Riekonlinna


Action Park Saariselkä

  • motorized activities and information about tourism businesses


Forest management and reindeer management

  • visit to clear cutting area and reindeer round-up corral
  • forest use history


Urho Kekkonen National Park

  • Raja-Jooseppi dwelling site by the River Luttojoki: history and today
  • Border zone between Finland and Russia
  • Information about Urho Kekkonen National Park
  • Walk along the River Luttojoki (1 km)
  • Lunch outdoors
17.00 Departure from Raja-Joosepp
18.00 Dinner in Ivalo
20.00 Departure for Hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselkä


Sunday 19.8.2007

Northern culture: Tankavaara Gold Village - Sompio Nature Reserve - Vuotso Sámi village

Price: 100 euros/one day (price includes lunch, dinner, program, transportation)
Hosted by Ms. Kristiina Aikio and Ms. Aini Magga, Metsähallitus

Preliminary program:


Departure from hotel Riekonlinna


Koilliskaira Visitor Centre

  • introduction to exhibition about Urho Kekkonen National Park Tankavaara Gold Willage
  • gold panning and guided tour in Tankavaara Gold Willage


Sompio Nature Reserve

  • hiking to Nattastunturi fells (2 km)
  • Lunch on the top of Pyhä-Nattanen
  • information about local reindeer management and history of Sompio


Vuotso Sámi Village

  • information about the tasks of reindeer herders and Sámi culture
18.00 Dinner in Vuotso
20.00 Departure for hotel Riekonlinna in Saariselkä


Saturday and Sunday 18.–19.8.2007

Two days of excursions: Integrative land use and Northern culture
Programs as described above.

Price: 160 €/two days (price includes two lunches, two dinners, program and transportation on both days)

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