What's Currently Happening in Riisitunturi National Park
Don't change the nature of National Park
Moving rocks and other natural objects is forbidden in the Riisitunturi National Park, because it changes the natural state of the area that we try to protect.
A kind reminder, what is a national park: "The aim of national parks is to preserve the most valuable sites of the Finnish natural environment, their flora and fauna, and different types of habitats and their specific landscape features. To the extent possible, national parks are preserved in their natural state." Ministry of Environment (ym.fi)
Please, read the Instructions and Rules of the Riisitunturi National Park.
New brochure for the Riisin rietas Trail
The new brochure can be found on the Maps page.
The Riisitunturi Multipurpose track is open for winter 2023
The 20 kilometres long Riisitunturi Multipurpose track is open for the winter 2023. It is recommended to have a map with you when using the track. The multipurpose track is shown on the Riisitunturi Winter Trails brochure (pdf 1,2 Mt julkaisut.metsa.fi) that you can print out. The track is opened once or twice a week depending on the weather conditions. The track does not have a track for traditional cross-country skiing.
Traditional cross-country skiing tracks in Posio on a map (infogis.fi).
Palotunturi Wilderness Hut renovation is ready
Palotunturi Wilderness Hut in Posio was renovated and is now in use again. There is no presentation page on the website Nationalparks.fi.
New location of the Koljat lean-to shelter
The Koljat lean-to shelter have been moved one kilometre to the northeast to the top of Koljat hill. The lean-to shelter can be found on Riisitunturi Hiking Trail 26 km.
Riisitunturi National Park updated Rules and Regulations
Riisitunturi National Park updated Rules and Regulations (pdf 608 kB, julkaisut.metsa.fi) in Finnish.
The new parking area expansion has been finished
The work on the expansion of the Riisitunturi parking area has been finished. The parking signs are still missing, but those will be installed soon. The expansion of the parking area was made outside the nature conservation area. Now there is space for around 200 cars at the parking area.
Biking in Riisitunturi area is restricted
According to the rules and regulations of the Riisitunturi National Park biking is restricted only to the roads between Tolva - Niirokumpu and Jaksamo - Ruokamo. Therefore kindly note that it is not allowed to bike along the hiking trails Riisin rääpäsy (4.3 km), Riisin rietas (10.7 km) and Noukavaara - Kirintövaara trail (29 km). This is to save the fragile nature of Riisitunturi as well as to improve safety on the trails.
News in Riisitunturi
Check for Warnings
When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally.
Gathering at the campfire sites increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Guidelines concerning coronavirus COVID-19.