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Pre-Conference Excursion - Updated programme

Please note that there may still be some changes.

Thursday 31st July
  • Wind mills in Olhava
  • River Tornio and its specialities as a salmon river, Natura 2000 area and as a river between two Nordic countries
  • Across the river to Sweden and driving to Arctic Circle and back to Finland in Pello
  • Optional short evening hike in Ylläs ski resort area
  • Bus tour: Oulu–Ylläsjärvi, 380 km
  • Walking 0–5 km

Friday 1st August
  • Multiple-use and research in Ylläs area: tourism, mining, landscape, road and hotel building, ecology etc.
  • Visitor Centre Kellokas, exhibitions and introduction of Pallas-Yllätunturi National Park
  • Hiking in Ylläs area
  • Optional short evening hike in Pallas
  • Bus tour: Ylläsjärvi–Pallas 90 km
  • Walking 2–12 km 

Saturday 2nd August
  • Pallastunturi Visitor Centre
  • Pallas Super Site monitoring and research points of climate change
  • Hiking in Pallas area
  • Bus tour: Pallas–Vuontisjärvi–Pallas 60 km
  • Walking 2–15 km 

Sunday 3rd August
  • Rovaniemi, capital of Lapland. Optional visits: Arctic science centre and provincial museum of Lapland in Arktikum house, or Pilke forest science centre
  • Bus tour: Pallas–Oulu 460 km
  • Walking 0–1 km 

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