Pyhä-Luosto National Park Trails

Hikers on Luosto Nature Hiking Trail. Image: Sakari Hyytinen

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Tunturiaapa mire colours and fell sceneries from the birdwatching tower. Image: Mari Kotajärvi

Tunturiaapa Nature Trail, 5-7 km, circle trail

Patikointi Luontopolkuun tutustuminen Lumikenkäily Luontotorni Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kota Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

Open throughout the year, duration 2-3 h, no winter maintenance
Easy trail
Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava (summer map, pdf ,  winter map, pdf)
From the bird-watching tower, you can enjoy the best panorama views over the southernmost summits of the fell range.
Tunturiaapa Nature Trail route description

 

Pyhänkaste waterfall on Karhunjuomalampi trail. Image: Anna PakkanenKarhunjuomalampi Trail, 10 km, circle trail

Patikointi Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 3-4 h
Intermediate trail, due to steep stairs
Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava (summer map, pdf)
Along this trail, you will see the National Park's most famous sights: the Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall, Isokuru Gorge and Uhriharju Ridge.
Karhunjuomalampi Trail route description

 

A friendly Siberian Jay on Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail. Image: Aino Eronen

Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail, about 35 km/each way

Erävaellus Hiihto huolletulla ladulla Esteetön puolikota Kota Päivätupa Päivätupa  Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

You can walk along the trail when the ground is unfrozen. The winter trail goes along the cross-country skiing trails, duration 2-3 days
Intermediate trail
Starting Point: Luoston portti (www.excursionmap.fi) or Visitor Centre Naava (summer map, pdf, winter map, pdf)
The hiking trail connects the two fell resorts and is also suitable for beginners. Views from Ukko-Luosto Fell, Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, Isokuru Gorge, Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall and Pyhänkasteenlampi Pond.

                                                     Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail route description

 

Other trails

Having a break on Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell trail. Image: Pyhä-Luosto Resort AssociatioSummit of Ukko-Luosto Fell, 4-6,5 km

Patikointi Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 3-5 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point: Luoston portti (www.excursionmap.fi) or Visitor Centre Naava (summer map, pdf)
Amazing views open out from the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell route description

 

The cloudberries are ripening by the side of Poropolku trail. Image: Anna Pakkanen

Poropolku Trail, 7 km, circle trail

Patikointi Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 2-3 h
Easy trail
 
Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava (summer trails, pdf)
Reindeer round-up site, the ruins of a logging cabin.
 
 
 
 

The scenery from Yli-Luosto. Image: Juha PasoLuosto-Yli-Luosto trail, 8-12 km/each way

Patikointi Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Päivätupa Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 4-6 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point: Luoston portti (www.excursionmap.fi) or Luostonloma Parking place (www.excursionmap.fi), (summer map, pdf)
An excellent view to Ukko-Luosto Fell and the surrounding mire. The old Yli-Luosto open wilderness hut.

Luosto-Yli-Luosto Trail route description

 

At Lampivaara café, Rykimäkero Trail. Image: Pyhä-Luosto Resort AssociationRykimäkero Trail, 12-14 km, circle trail

Patikointi Pyöräily Hiihto huolletulla ladulla Esteetön puolikota Kota Päivätupa Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

Open throughout the year, duration 3-4 h
Easy trail
 
Starting Point: Rykimäkero Parking place (www.excursionmap.fi), (summer map, pdf, winter map, pdf)
Along the trail, you will see the handsome Rykimäkuru gorge.
 
 
 
 

Creeping Azalea on top of Noitatunturi fell. Image: Anna PakkanenTrail to Noitatunturi Fell, 14,5 km, circle trail

Patikointi Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kota Päivätupa Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 5-6 h
Difficult route, due to the rocks and the steep ascent

Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava (summer map, pdf)
The summit of Noitatunturi, which is the highest point of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Kuorinkikuru and Isokuru Gorges, Uhriharju Ridge

Trail to Noitatunturi Fell route description

 

An old hay barn on Luosto Nature Hiking Trail. Image: Anna PakkanenLuosto Nature Hiking Trail, 18 km, circle trail

Patikointi Luontopolkuun tutustuminen Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota  Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 6-8 h
Intermediate trail
 
Starting Point: Luoston portti (www.excursionmap.fi), (summer map, pdf, winter map, pdf)
Old-growth forests of Luosto, the aapa mires, the lookout point on the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Luosto Nature Hiking Trail route description

 

Arriving to Lampivaara, on Ukko-Luosto Hiking Trail. Image: Pyhä-Luosto Resort AssociationUkko-Luosto Hiking Trail, 18 km, circle trail

Patikointi Pyöräily Hiihto huolletulla ladulla Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kota Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

Open throughout the year, duration 3-6 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point:  Luoston portti (www.excursionmap.fi), (summer map, pdf, winter map, pdf)
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, the old-growth forests of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Ukko-Luosto Hiking Trail route description

 

 

Mountain biking trails

From Ukko-Luosto lean-to-shelter you can admire the Ukko-Luosto Fell. Image: Anna PakkanenAround Ukko-Luosto with a mountain bike, 18 km, circle trail

 Pyöräily Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kota Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 2 h
Easy trail

Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi), mountain-biking map, pdf
The nicely rolling trail circles around the fell, through the old-growth forests of Luosto and climbs Lampivaara, thus making for a high-speed descent back to the starting point.

Around Ukko-Luosto with a mountain bike route description

 

Forest scenery near Rykimäkuru gorge. Image: Jani Kärppä, Visit Pyhä-Luosto.Rykimäkero Trail with a mountain bike, 12 km, circle trail

Pyöräily Tulentekopaikka Esteetön puolikota Kota Päivätupa Esteetön käymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 2 h
Intermediate trail

Starting point: Rykimäkeron parking area (excursionmap.fi) , mountain-biking map, pdf
Along the trail, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent Rykimäkuru Gorge, the charming Pyhälampi day trip hut, the beautiful scenery at Lampivaara and the ease of downhill sections.

Rykimäkero trail with a mountain bike route description

 

Kultakero and Ukonhattu Fells and between them Isokuru, the deepest gorge in Finland. Image: Visit Pyhä-Luosto.Mountain Biking Trail through Pyhä-Luosto National Park, 35 km

Pyöräily Esteetön puolikota Kota Päivätupa Päivätupa  Kuivakäymälä Pysäköintialue

When the ground is unfrozen, duration 4-6 h
Partly easy, partly intermediate trail

Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) or Visitor Centre Naava, mountain-biking map, pdf
Pedal your way through the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, following along its fell ranges, through old-growth forests and over terrain shaped by the continental ice sheet during the Ice Age. You can take a break from your park touring at charming huts and lean-tos.

Mountain Biking Trail through Pyhä-Luosto National Park route description

 

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When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

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Trail Brochure, summer

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Trail Brochure, winter

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These maps will help you plan your excursion, but they will not help you navigate in the wilderness!

Trail Brochure, Mountain Biking

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

Dogs must be kept on a leash!