Riisitunturi National Park Trails

17.1.2022
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A hiker sitting in a lean-to shelter reading a book. A coniferous landscape opens up in the background.

Recommended at Riisitunturi

Riisitunturi National Park is a breathtaking hiking destination all year round. 

Read more about Riisitunturi hiking trails:

Trail to Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut, 1,5 km / Direction

A family walking along a gravel path towards the photographer. The path is surrounded by coniferous forest.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
A trampled path is also often visible in the winter.
Travel time 0.5–1 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. easy trail  Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Trail to Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut
 

Riisin rääpäsy, 4,3 km, Circle Trail

Three hikers walking along a stony path away from the photographer. A lake- and coniferous landscape opens up in the background.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
Travel time 2–3 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. easy trail  Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Riisin rääpäsy Trail
 

Riisin rietas, 10,7 km, Circle Trail

A wooden footpath across a meadow, a log barn can be seen on the meadow. There is forest in the background.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
Travel time 4–5 h.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail Symbol for Demanding trail. demanding trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Riisin rietas Trail
 

Other Trails

Riisitunturin reitti Trail, 26-29 km / Direction

Sausages are being grilled over the campfire. The fireplace is surrounded by forest.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
Travel time 1–2 days.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. easy trail Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point ja Kirintövaara resort.
Description of the Riisitunturin reitti Trail 

Kirinkuoppa Trail, 7,0 km, Circle Trail

An information board in the middle of the forest.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
Travel time 3–4 h.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Kirintövaara resort.
Description of the Kirinkuoppa Trail 
 

Kirinmatala Trail, 10,9 km, Circle Trail

A wooden footpath leading through the forest.

Available when there is no snow on the ground.
Travel time 3–4 h.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Kirintövaara resort.
Description of the Kirinmatala Trail 

 

Winter Trails 

Winter Trail to Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut, 1,5 km / Direction

Two children on snowshoes amongst the snow-covered trees.

Available when there is snow on the ground. 
A trampled path is also often visible in the winter. 
Travel time 1-1.5 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. easy trail  Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Winter Trail to Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut
 

Winter Trail Riisin rääpäsy, 4,3 km, Circle Trail

A child on snowshoes standing on a fell slope looking at the photographer.

Available when there is snow on the ground.
Travel time 3-4 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. easy trail  Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Riisin rääpäsy Winter Trail

 

Riisitunturi Multipurpose Track, 20 km / Partly Circle Trail

In winter, available by fatbike, skis or on snowshoes. Travel time 3‒8 h depending on the mode of transport.
The trail is levelled 1–2 times a week, according to weather conditions.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail – Symbol for Demanding trail. demanding trail.
Starting point: Riisitunturi starting point.
Description of the Riisitunturi Multipurpose Track
 

Skiing Trail Kirintövaara - Karitunturi, 7 km

Available February–April.
Travel time 1–3 h.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail Symbol for Demanding trail. demanding trail.
Starting point: the Posio–Kirintövaara jogging track at the Kirintöjärvi roadside.
Description of the Kirintövaara–Karitunturi Skiing Trail

Other Maps

Riisitunturi National Park Map © Parks and Wildlife Finland 2020.