Pyhä-Luosto Trail Directions and Maps


By Car

  • From Highway no. 4 between Rovaniemi and Sodankylä by Torvinen, road no. 962 turns towards Pyhä-Luosto.
  • From Highway no. 4 by the village of Aska, road no. 19746 turns towards Alakitinen, which also leads to Pyhä-Luosto.
  • From Highway no. 5 between Kemijärvi and Pelkosenniemi by Vuostimo, road no. 962 turns towards Pyhä-Luosto.
  • You can park your car in the parking area by the Luosto downhill skiing slopes or by Hotel Pyhätunturi, or in the Rykimäkero or Luostonloma parking area by Pyhä-Luosto Road (no. 962).   
  • To reach the northest starting point of the trail drive along Highway no. 4 from the village of Torvinen for about 6.7 km towards Sodankylä and turn to right onto the forest road. At the crossroads, you will see the brown-and-white signpost "Pyhä-Luosto".
    • There is no designated parking area by the forest road, so when parking, please ensure that your car will not block other traffic.
  • Driving instructions to the Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava.

By Public Transportation

  • From the trains and planes arriving in Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi, there is a coach connection ( to Pyhä-Luosto. A coach ( operates between the Pyhä and Luosto Fell Centres daily, and several times a day in winter.
  • There is a coach connection ( on the Rovaniemi - Sodankylä route to the northest starting point of the trail, which is situated by Highway no. 4. The bus stops are named "Vaisko P" and "Vaisko E".


Electronic Maps

Other Maps

  • Pyhä Luosto, waterproof outdoor map, 1:25 000, Karttakeskus 2020. 
  • Pyhä Luosto, vattentålig fjällkarta, 1:25 000, Calazo 2021.
  • Pyhä Luosto, vedenkestävä ulkoilukartta, water resistant outdoor map 1:25 000, Karttakeskus 2020. 
  • Pyhä-Luosto Geological outdoor map, 1:50 000, GTK 2007.
  • Maastokartat: Terrain maps, U4334 Luosto, U511 Pelkosenniemi, T522 Tapionniemi, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2007. 
  • Retkeily GT Pohjois-Suomi: Outdoor GT map Northern Finland, 2016, 1:400 000.