Drinking Water

  • Drinking water is available at both ends of the trail; in Hetta at Fell Lapland Visitor Centre and in Pallas at Pallastunturi Visitor Centre.
  • All the trail's wilderness huts and campfire sites have water points.
  • The water is usually clean and safe to drink in the whole area, however, drinking water from other places than water points is at your own risk. In the vicinity of wilderness huts you should get your drinking water from the designated water point. During warm weather water should be boiled before drinking.

Hikers on the Montelli hut. Photo: Markku Pirttimaa

Waste Management

  • Three of the trail's wilderness huts have recycling points on their grounds. They are Pyhäkero, Hannukuru and Nammalakuru.
  • The National Park is slowly becoming a litter-free zone, which means that hikers must bring their waste out of the area with them.
  • Hiking Without Leaving a Trace

Firewood Supply

  • All wilderness huts and the Suaskuru and Rihmakuru campfire sites have ready chopped firewood at them.
  • Firewood is transported to these locations during winter by snowmobile.

Maintenance and Management

Toilets

  • All wilderness huts and the Suaskuru and Rihmakuru campfire sites have dry toilets in their vicinity.

Sauna

  • There is a sauna by Hannukuru open and reservable wilderness huts.
  • Sauna fee is 7 e / adult, 4 e / child (under 7 years) or for a member of a group (a group is > 10 persons).
  • Payment in advance in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Parks visitor centres or by mobile phone. Call
    • tel. 06060 56 1439 (7 e payment) or
    • tel. 06060 56 1440 (4 e payment). One call for one payment.
  • We suggest the following arrangement; women use the sauna during even-numbered hours and men during odd-numbered hours. This way everyone will get a chance to go.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Campfire Shelters

  • Camping is permitted in the vicinity of wilderness huts and campfire sites.
  • Camping is also permitted in the vicinity of the Suaskuru and Rihmakuru campfire shelters.
    • Suaskuru campfire shelter is located between the Hannukuru and Montelli wilderness huts. The campfire shelter is 5 km from Hannukuru Ravine and 7 km from Montelli.
    • Rihmakuru campfire shelter is located between Nammalakuru Ravine and Pallastunturi Visitor Centre. The campfire shelter is 3 km from Nammalakuru Ravine and 10 km from Pallas.

Hannukuru reservation hut. Photo: Seija Olkkonen

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

  • Pyhäkero open wilderness hut is located on the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail 7 km from Hetta and 48 km from Pallas. Beside the openwilderness hut stands Pyhäkero service hut, which usually houses a café during the spring ski season.
  • Sioskuru open and reservable wilderness hut is located on the Hetta – Pallas Trail on the bank of the River Siosjoki. The wilderness hut is 15 km from Hetta and 40 km from Pallas.
  • Tappuri open wilderness hut is located about 1 km east of the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail. It is on the trail leading to Ketomella on the bank of the River Marastojoki. The wilderness hut is 20 km from Hetta and 36 km from Pallas.
  • Pahakuru open wilderness hut is located on the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail 26 km from Hetta and 29 km from Pallas.
  • Hannukuru open and reservable wilderness huts are located on the Hetta-Pallas Trail 28 km from Hetta and 27 km from Pallas. There is a sauna in the vicinity of the wilderness huts; all hikers are welcome to use it for free.
  • Montelli open wilderness hut is located on the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail 40 km from Hetta and 15 km from Pallas. There is a trail from this wilderness hut which leads to Vuontispirtti.
  • Nammalakuru open and reservable wilderness hut is located on the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail on the border of the municipalities of Enontekiö and Muonio. The wilderness hut is 42 km from Hetta and 13 km from Pallas. During peak season there is a café at Namalakuru campfire shelter.

Over the Lake Ounasjärvi. Photo: Seija Olkkonen

Other Services

  • Private tourist services offer car transportation services between Hetta and Pallas and boat trips over Lake Ounasjärvi.
  • Shuttle taxis transport visitors from the airports in Enontekiö (www.finavia.fi) and Kittilä (www.finavia.fi) to the area's larger centres.
  • There are numerous rental cabins, camping grounds, hotels and farm lodging services as well as restaurants, cafés, shops and other services in the villages near the trail. For more information see the websites for the municipalities of Enontekiö (www.enontekio.fi), Kittilä (www.kittila.fi) and Muonio (www.muonio.fi, in Finnish).
  • Services offered by enterprises and other organisations in the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park.