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Vast natural oroarctic tundra landscape and adjacent forest landscape in northern Lapland, Finland and Pasvikdalen, Finnmark, Norway

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A vast natural oroarctic tundra landscape and adjacent forest landscape south from it in northern Lapland, Finland and Pasvikdalen, Finnmark, Norway. A big part of the area is protected in Vätsäri Wilderness Area and the protected areas of Pasvikdalen in the south-east, Kevo Strict Nature Reserve in the west, and Kaldoaivi Wilderness Area between them. The pink, light blue and light violet areas (actually the lightest colors in the image) in the northern and partly in the eastern part s of the image are the alpine (oroarctic) tundra, partly with bare rocks (magenta). Sometimes they make a mosaic with the darker violet structures, which are northern type aapa-mires. The darker magenta-violet area in the southeastern (lower-right) side of the image, around the Suolisjärvi Lake, is a sparse old-growth pine forest with huge amount of boulders and vast boulder fields. The bright yellowish green areas along the rivers and lakes, mainly in the northwestern, northeastern, and southeastern corners of the image are mountain-birch forests (more green) and the forest with plenty of birch/aspen (more yellow). The dark green areas in the southern part of the image are old-growth pine forests. In the westernmost part of the image, the Kevo River Canyon the biggest canyon in Finland is visible.

Creation date:
31.05.2013

Region:
Europe

Theme:
Valuable nature areas

Image type:
Landsat 8

Processed by:
Transparent World