The trail along the southern bank of the River Nuorttijoki, 16 km

A good starting point for hikes is at Haukijärvenoja parking area (about 93 km from Savukoski), where hikers can leave their vehicles and visit a guide shelter. Hikers can get straight from the parking area onto the marked trail. The next rest spot on the trail is Hirvashauta open and reservable wilderness hut from where the trail continues to Saiho open wilderness hut. Near the border zone hikers can cross the river by hanging bridge at Kolsankoski, where the trail turns to head back towards it starting point.

Gazebo in Saukkosuvanto. Photo: Nina Raasakka


The trail along the northern bank of the River Nuorttijoki, 24 km

On the north side of the River Nuorttijoki the hiking trail leads through forests to Kummalehdonoja campfire site. From the campfire site onward the trail travels closer to the river. Mettopalo open wilderness hut as well as Kärekeoja open and reservable wilderness hut are good places to either rest for a while at or stay at overnight. Karhuoja open and reservable wilderness hut is situated a slight way off the trail. This hut has a sauna.

Karhuoja open and reservable wilderness hut. Photo: Sulo NorbergThe River Nuorttijoki can be waded across near Kärekeoja open and reservable wilderness hut at Haukiniva when waters are low. A wading cable has been hung over the river to assist hikers while crossing. It is always a good idea to contact Korvatunturi Visitor Centre, Tankavaara Visitor Centre or Saariselkä Customer Service Kiehinen in advance and ask about water levels in the area.

Nuortti Hiking Trail can also be travelled in the opposite direction, meaning that hikers follow the River Nuorttijoki's northern bank first.