Hiking Trails

Starting Points for Trails

The starting point for the area's marked trails is at the Skolt Sámi Heritage House.

Other Trails

  • Sevetti-Pulmanki Hiking Trail, 60-70 km
  • Inarinpolku - Anárašmáde Trail, 100 km
  • Day Trips: There are short sections from both Näätämö and Sevettijärvi that visitors can travel on short hikes. A good day trip hike could be for example
    • from Lake Jänisjärvi over Jänispää Fell to Kontinpaistama on the bank of the River Näätämöjoki and then back the same way. The terrain is quite demanding, but the view makes it worthwhile. This route is 12 km long.
    • from Lake Jänisjärvi over Jänispään häntä Fell tail to Saunakoski Rapid of Näätämöjoki River and back; this section is about 14 km. The route is demanding because of stones and reliefs.
    • from Village Näätämö over Palovaara Fell to Kallokoski Rapid, route is 15 km long.

Other Hiking Tips

  • Hiking off-trails: As long as you have a map, a compass and proper hiking equipment you can easily enjoy the area's nature and landscape off of marked trails. The area shares borders with vast wilderness areas to the north and south so if you area hiking off-trails you need to be an experienced hiker with survival skills.
  • Those travelling with wheelchairs and baby prams: there are no sights or rest stops which can be reached by wheelchair or with a pram.
  • During winter snowmobile tracks may make skiing easier when the snow is soft. Marked skiing trails in the Sevettijärvi-Näätämö Area are no maintained regularly by snowmobile.

Canoeing Routes

Snowmobile Tracks

  • There are tracks on both sides of road 971 leading from the village of Sevettijärvi to the village of Näätämö.
  • There is a track from Sevettijärvi which heads northward and leads along the side of Sevettijärvi-Pulmanki Hiking Trail. The snowmobile track leads from Sevettijärvi to Nuorgam.
  • There is a track from Sevettijärvi to Nellim and Ivalo.
  • There is a track from Sevettijärvi to Inari.

For more information on permits contact Ivalo Customer Service or Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida in Inari.

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

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

(chapter 8 -  Keeping a dog)