Starting Points for Trails

Suolampi parking area

  • Vaaranpolku hiking trail

Hyöteiköntie parking area

  • Hyöteikönsuo hiking trail

 

Circle Trails

On the hiking trails of Näränkä, you can familiarize yourself with the diverse natural conditions of the area, and the restored wilderness farm on Näränkävaara Hill introduces you to the traditional self-sufficient way of life.

The Hyöteikönsuo Hiking Trail is in use again!

Hyöteikönsuo Trail, 3,5 km / direction

Pysäköintialue Patikointi Nähtävyyksien ja näköalojen katselu

In summer time. Travel time 1.5 h.
Category: Demanding trail trail is demanding because of the altitude variations in the terrain.

This trail passes through The Näränkä Wilderness Farm, going along the top of the hill to the vicinity of the border zone, from where it proceeds down to Hyöteikönsuo. The trail is marked with orange paint marks.

On Näränkä's Hyöteikönsuo Trail you can see open mires. Photo: Hannele Kytö

Starting point
Hyöteiköntie road parking area.

Hiking Structures
The total length of the mire sections with duckboards is about two kilometres. A lookout platform on Hyöteikönsuo Mire.

Sights
Hyöteikönsuo Mire Reserve. During the highest spring floods, the mire turns into a lake
where you can spot flocks of migrating birds.

Trail Markings
The trail is marked with orange paint marks.

Hyöteikönsuo in Näränkä. Photo: Saara Airaksinen

The Vaaranpolku Trail, 3 km / circle trail

Pysäköintialue Tulentekopaikka Vuokratupa Patikointi Nähtävyyksien ja näköalojen katselu

In summer time. Travel time 1 h.
Category: Demanding trail trail is demanding because of the altitude variations in the terrain.

Trail is almost entirely included in the Näränkä trail. The trail starts from the Suojärvi parking area up the duckboard steps to the Näränkä Wilderness Farm, from where it continues on to the Kirkkokallio and Yheksänsylenkallio lookout spots on the top of Näränkävaara Hill. 

Vaaranpolku Trail in Näränkä. Photo: Hannele Kytö

Starting Point
Suolampi parking area.

Hiking Structures
The Näränkä Wilderness Farm.

Sights
The Näränkä Wilderness Farm, Kirkkokallio and Yheksänsylenkallio lookout spots as
well as the memorial tree Niko. From the lookout spots, you will see spectacular views to the north over the endless wild forests, and to the south over the Hyöteikönsuo bog protection area.

At Halsinnoro, the Vaarapolku trail diverges from the Näränkä trail and continues towards the memorial tree Niko. On the trunk of Niko, the year 1876 has been inscribed in memory of a pact which the people of Näränkä farm made with the bear that year. From the memorial tree, the trail

Trail Markings
The trail is marked with orange paint marks.

Due to the altitude variations in the terrain, this trail is demanding.

Open view from Vaaranpolku Trail in Näränkä. Photo: Hannele Kytö

Snow Mobile Routes and Tracks

The Hossa - Kuusamo snowmobile route proceeds along the boundary between the Romevaara and Hyöteikkö areas.

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

(chapter 8 -  Keeping a dog)