Riisitunturi National Park can also be visited during the winter. Hikers and skiers need to be able to look after themselves, as the area is remote and wilderness-like, and therefore in emergency situations help cannot be got quickly. Because of the humidity, there are mires as well on the slopes as on the top. The terrain is quite difficult and demanding at some places, and requires some experience in hiking or skiing in forest landscape.
During the winter, you should note that Noukavaara road is not ploughed.
Although Finland has a broad network for mobile phones, there are some areas in the park where cliffs or forest block signals. There may also be some smaller spots where there is interference. If this happens try to climb to a higher place or go into an open area. It may be worth removing the SIM card from your phone and then trying again to make emergency call. Different phones also differ in their coverage.
At Riisitunturi, the signal is quite good at most places.
We recommend that you keep your mobile phone warm at all times and take along food and drink. Certain phone models do not work when the temperature falls below zero. You should therefore let someone know your planned route. To keep your mobile phone charged, bring along a spare power source, a spare battery or an old phone with a working battery.