What's Currently Happening in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

A wooden hut with big windows on a snowy hill, behind snow covered trees.

Do not go on lake ice

(updated 1/17/2023

In Pyhä-Luosto's lakes there are many weak spots and holes in the ice. It is really dangerous to move on lake ice at the moment. The Metsähallitus´ snowmobile track crossing the ice of Huttujärvi Lake is closed and there is a marked detour going around the north side of the lake.

Winter trail conditions

(updated 1/15/2023)

The snowshoeing trails and the winter biking trails (except for the Pyhä Wilderness Trail, open from week 8 onwards) are marked with blue plow marker poles. Due to lot of people using these trails it has been possible to access Tiaislaavu lean-to-shelter and Isokuru Campfire hut in Pyhä area and Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut and Lampivaara in Luosto area with regular winter boots. Do not hesitate to ask about the trails from Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava from where you can also get a free map of the winter trails.

Note that there is no winter trail to Isokuru Gorge due to avalanche danger, and moving on the slopes of the gorge is forbidden all year.

The time of daylight is still very short, so please bring a head torch or a flashlight with you to the trails. You can check the local weather forecast and sunrise and sunset times for example from Finnish Meteorological Instutute (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Rental hut price change

(updated 12/08/2022)

The price of the rental huts of Pyhä-Luosto National Park will be 75€ per night for reservations starting 1.1.2023. The change does not affect the reservations already made.

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