What's Currently Happening in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

A light wooden building with a large roof window in a snowy landscape.

Tunturiaapa bird watching tower has been taken down

(updated 10/19/2023)

The bird watching tower on Tunturiaapa Nature Trail has been demolished, as the tower was in poor condition and not safe to use anymore. The duckboards on the nature trail are also in poor condition in places, please be careful when using them.

Varying winter conditions on the national park trails

(updated 10/18/2023)

There is snow on the hiking trails, and the wetness of it and the risk of slipping varies depending on the temperatures. There can also be large amounts of snow in places, making it difficult to move and spot trails or duckboards. Among the day hiking trails, for example, the Karhunjuomalampi Trail and the Tunturiaapa Nature Trail in Pyhä and the trail via Tikkalaavu to the Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut in Luosto can be used with care. Waterproof winter boots with grippy soles are recommended. For a longer hike deeper into the national park, you should bring a map and be prepared with winter equipment: snowshoes or skis may come necessary. There is no winter maintenance on the national park's summer trails or stairs.

Stair construction work in Luosto

(updated 10/18/2023)

New stairs are being made on the hiking trail from Tikkalaavu lean-to shelter uphill towards Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut (on the section with very steep hills). This trail is part of the Luosto Nature Hiking Trail and the Summit of Ukko-Luosto Trail. The stairs will be constructed on the side of the existing trail so the trail can be used normally during the works. Please do not try to use the unfinished stairs due to risk of injury.

New Huttujärvi household water well is in use, boil drinking water

(updated 9/29/2023)

A new household water well has been installed near the Huttujärvi rental hut. The new well can be used but it is recommended to boil the water meant for drinking due to small amounts of bacteria found in the water sample. The well water can be used normally for sauna and bathing. We will announce when the water is good to drink straight away.

Finished trail renovation works

(updated 2/10/2023)

In Pyhä, on Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail (yellow trail markings) a trail part from Karhunjuomalampi to Huttuloma has been surfaced with gravel during the summer of 2023; the surfacing works are now finished. In Luosto, the Luosto Nature Hiking Trail (green trail markings) now has new duckboards. The duckboards of the Rykimäkero Trail (red trail markings) in between Pyhä and Luosto have also been renewed as are the duckboards of the Poropolku Trail in Pyhä and Luosto-Yli-Luosto Trail in Luosto.

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