Hetta - Pallas Hiking Trail

The location of Hetta - Pallas Trail in FinlandWestern Lapland
Muonio (www.muonio.fi, in Finnish), Enontekiö (www.enontekio.fi)
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
The trail is managed and maintained by Metsähallitus.

One of the most popular hiking destinations in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the 55-km-long Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail. The route for this trail was outlined in 1934. The trail leads over fells, sometimes descending to the ravines below to once again as if to prepare hikers for the breathtaking view from the top of the next fell. The trail is marked with arrow signs.

By the beginning of June snows have for the most part melted from the area, but because of the water from melted snow and ice the trail is wet and susceptible to erosion. The best time for hiking begins at Mid-summer in late June. Just before winter sets in mid-October there are only a few random wanderers on the trail.

Winter Trail

There is also a cross country skiing trail between Hetta and Pallas. The distance is between 53 and 60 km depending on what route you choose. The winter trail leads lower on the slopes than the summer one through forest landscape and across mires, though between the Sioskuru and Hannunkuru Ravines the trail travels above the tree-line.

There are two trails from Hannunkuru Ravine to Pallas; one on the east and the other on the west side of the fells. Ski trails are managed by local businesses. 

The trail is marked with a wooden cross in open areas and in wooded areas with a blue triangle painted in trees. 
The ski season starts in mid-February and will continue until the end of April. Winter routes are not suitable for summer hiking because they often run on wet soils.

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/hettapallastrail

Customer Service

Pallastunturi Visitor Centre
Tel. + 358 (0) 206 39 7930

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre
Tel. + 358 (0) 206 39 7950

Weather at Pallastunturi

Check the local weather at Pallastunturi Fell (www.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi)

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