Customer Service and Guidance

  • Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava
    • The Visitor Centre's exhibition tells the story of how Pyhätunturi and Luosto Fell and the National Park came to be and displays the areas natural features.
    • A multimedia presentation about the fell chain and literature on nature.
    • Information on Pyhä-Luosto National Park and on skiing and hiking trails in the Pyhä-Luosto area.
    • A café and a restaurant
    • An auditorium, which seats 200 persons and a 12-seat meeting room.
    • Services for groups.
    • The NaavaShop, with many small and useful articles to add to your hiking backpack.
  • MobiRanger - a new mobile guide
    Your very own national park guide that presents Pyhä-Luosto National Park's geological sites, keeps you on the right trail, and shows the rest spots.
  • An easy to use application that can be downloaded free of charge onto iOS and Android mobile devices and Windows 8 Phones from your device's app store

Services Offered by Enterprises and Other Organisations in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Picnic Food

  • There are shops, service stations and tourist resorts in the area, which are all possible places to buy foodstuff.

Campfire Sites and Huts

  • There are numerous campfire sites in the National Park. Additionally there are day trip huts at Lake Karhunjuomalampi, Kapusta and Lake Pyhälampi at which visitors can prepare meals. There are open wilderness huts at Yli-Luosto and at Huttuloma and rental huts at Lake Huttujärvi, Kuukkeli on the side of River Pyhäjoki and at Pyhänlatva-aapa which are all meant for overnight stays.

  • Rykimäkero campfire shelter is a great place for larger groups to rest at.

  • When there is a forest fire warning in effect fires may only be lit in ovens and fireplaces at wilderness huts and Lapp pole tents. Lighting an open flame is strictly forbidden when there is a forest fire warning in effect even at marked campfire sites.

  • Read more about campfires and campfire sites on the Hiking in Finland pages.

Inside the hut Photo: Kimmo Kuure

Drinking Water

  • Water bottles can be filled at the national park's visitor centre.
  • At Rykimäkero and Huttujärvi there are wells and the water in the wells is regularly tested to ensure that it is safe to drink.
  • Surface water, such as the water in lakes, rivers and streams, should be boiled for several minutes before you drink it as the quality of the area's waters varies from place to place and depending on the temperature.
  • Read tips given on drinking water.

Waste Management

  • The National Park is a Hiking without Littering area. The National Park's wilderness huts and lean-to shelters are managed by Metsähallitus field personnel. It is, however, the resposibility of each hiker to keep these places neat. Of the waste that accumulates during your trip use campfire sites to burn those articles which can safely be burnt and compost biodegradable waste in designated places. Take all other waste out of the area to the recycling points at any of the trails' starting points. At these points visitors can sort metal, glass and mixed waste. You can get more information on recycling and waste management at Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava or the Hiking Without Littering page.

Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at all the huts and campfire sites.
  • There are toilets for the disabled at Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, at Isokuru Ravine Lapp pole tent and at Rykimäkero.

Overnight Stays

Camping, Lean-to Shelters and Campfire Shelters

  • Camping is permitted by wilderness huts, lean-to shelters and Lapp pole tents. Visitors may also stay overnight inside the lean-to shelters and campfire shelters.

Open Wilderness Huts

Rental Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • The following huts are located just outside Pyhä-Luosto National Park and are not managed by Metsähallitus: Haarainselkä day-trip hut, Salmiaapa open wilderness hut and Kiimaselkä day-trip hut.
  • The Pyhä-Luosto area has an abundance of tourist resorts, where visitors can lodge. These resorts also offer other tourist services. More information on lodging can be found on the Luosto (www.luosto.fi) and Pyhätunturi (www.pyha.fi) web pages and on the Lapland tourism website (www.laplandfinland.com).

Equipment Rental

Services for the Disabled

  • All the services at Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava are on one floor and the building has toilets for the disabled. The building is accessible by wheelchair and thresholds do not inhibit movement.
  • A level surfaced 300-metre-long sand-covered trail leads from the Rykimäkero parking area (along the road to Luosto) to Rykimäkero site. This trail is accessible by wheelchair.
  • From the parking area of Hotel Pyhätunturi to the old ski lift it is possible to access the Isokuru Ravine Lapp-pole tent with a wheelchair if assisted. The trail leading to the Lapp-pole tent is 1 km long and sand-covered. This trail is demanding.
  • There are toilets for the disabled at both Rykimäkero and Isokuru Ravine.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • There are plenty of different lodging and tourist services in both the Pyhä area and the Luosto area. More information can be found at the area's tourist services website (www.pyha.fi) and at the Pelkosenniemi (www.pelkosenniemi.fi, in Finnish), Sodankylä (www.sodankyla.fi) and Kemijärvi (www.visitkemijarvi.fi/en) municipality websites.
  • Versatile information on Lapland and tourist services in the area can be found on the Lapland tourism website (www.laplandfinland.com).
 Services Offered by Partners in pyhä-Luosto National Park

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 3438 kb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Trail Brochure, summer

Pdf-file 2,3 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Trail Brochure, winter

Pdf-file 4,5 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

These maps will help you plan your excursion, but they will not help you navigate in the wilderness!

How to use MobiRanger

Please see the manual (pdf 780kt)