Hammastunturi Wilderness Area Directions and Maps

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Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.


  • Hammastunturi Wilderness Area is located between the main road 4 (E75 Sodankylä - Inari) and the road 955 (Inari - Kittilä).

Map of surroundings of Hammastunturi Wilderness Area. Open the map of Hammastunturi wilderness area in Excursionmap.fi.


By Car

  • The western part of Hammastunturi Wilderness Area can be reached from the road 955 (Inari - Pokka - Kittilä). The eastern part from the road 4 (E75 to Rovaniemi) and the southern part and the River Ivalojoki from the road 9694 (to Kuttura). There are parking areas at the both ends of Kuttura road, and in the end of Sotajoentie road which goes to Pahaoja. Elsewhere, you need to park along the forest roads which go to the edges of the Wilderness Area.
  • Driving directions to Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida.
  • Driving directions to Customer Service Ivalo.
  • Driving directions to Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen.

A sunny gravel road in the middle of the forest, far away in front of the fells, the sky is full of cumulus clouds.

By Public Transportation

Starting Points for Excursions

  • The southern part of the Wilderness Area and the River Ivalojoki can be reached via Kuttura road. There are parking areas at the both ends of Kuttura road, and in the end of Sotajoentie road which goes to Pahaoja.
  • The trail to Kultala of the River Ivalojoki goes via Pahaoja Hut. The nearest parking area is 1 km from Pahaoja Hut.
  • The parking areas which are also starting points for the Laanila Kultareitti Trail are located along road 4 also known as road E75 (Sodankylä - Ivalo) and at the beginning of road 9694 (Kutturantie road).
  • The starting point for Kulmakuru ski trail is next to Siula House.
  • Starting Points for Trails
  • For canoeists, there is a parking area and a canoe launch place along the River Ivalojoki in the village of Kuttura, by the bridge.


Electronic maps

Other Maps

  • Hammastunturi Ivalojoki Juutua waterproof outdoor map, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2020. 
  • Saariselkä Sokosti Waterproof Outdoor Map, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2017. 
  • Lemmenjoen ulkoilukartta: Lemmenjoki outdoor map, 1:100 000, Karttakeskus 2015.
  • Terrain maps: V443, V444, V521 and V522, 1:50 000. National Land Survey of Finland 2007 / 2008. 
  • Outdoor GT Northern Finland, 2016, 1:400 000.

Map Sales Points

A wide rocky plateau with forest growing on the edges, rising dangers in the background.

A hand holding a mobile phone showing Excursionmap.fi. Open the map of Hammastunturi wilderness area in Excursionmap.fi.

Parking Areas

  • Kuttura road 9694, at both ends of the road
  • Sotajoentie, at the end of the road
  • The main road 4, Laanila (Inari)
  • Kelotie 1, Saariselkä (Inari)

More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.