The protected areas of Finland include national parks, nature reserves and other areas, with a purpose of conserving areas of all of Finland's ecosystems and biotopes.
Protected areas include:
- National parks of Finland (Kansallispuisto) - 8,170 km²
- Strict nature reserves of Finland (Luonnonpuisto) - 1,530 km²
- Mire reserves of Finland (Soidensuojelualue) - 4,490 km²
- Protected herb-rich forest areas (Lehtojensuojelualue) - 13 km²
- Protected old-growth forest areas (Vanhat metsät) - 100 km²
- Grey seal protection areas (Hylkeidensuojelualue) - 190 km²
- Other protected areas on state-owned land - 468 km²
The state-ovned protected areas cover a total of 14,961 km² while 1,220 km² are on private land.