Explore the most popular summer trails in Finland

From the Unique Archipelago in the south to the high fells of Arctic Lapland in the north – here are the hiking favorites that you must visit.

Lapland

Location of Riisitunturi National Park in Finland

Riisitunturi National Park:
Riisin Rääpäsy Trail, 4.3 km
Easy trail

  • Excellent for children, partly accessible by wheelchair
  • Amazing views
  • Deep green forests
  • Great for the whole family
  • On top of the fells
  • Riisitunturi National Park

Discover the Riisitunturi open landscapes with space to breathe!

Riisitunturi National Park. Ikkunalampi. Photo: Marjo Kämäräinen

Auttiköngäs:
Auttiköngäs Nature Trail, 3.5 km
Moderate trail

  • Amazing views
  • Rich in heritage
  • Glittering waters
  • Deep green forests
  • Great for the whole family
  • Auttiköngäs

A great daytrip destination from Rovaniemi, with a nature trail including a waterfall, logging history and old growth forests.

Auttiköngäs. Photo: Sami Kaarakainen

Urho Kekkonen National Park:
Aurora Trail in Saariselkä, 2.1 km
Easy trail

Admire the midnight sun or the northern lights from the Aurorapolku Trail. The Aurorapolku Trail close to the centre of Saariselkä takes you into the lap of nature in the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Aurora Trail in Urho Kekkonen National Park. Photo: Anne Saloniemi

Oulanka National Park:
Karhunkierros Trail / The Bear's Trail, 82 km
Moderate trail

Finland´s most famous trekking trail.

Karhunkierros Trail. Photo: Marjo Kämäräinen

Helsinki Area


Location of Nuuksio National Park in FinlandNuuksio National Park:
Haukankierros Trail, 4 km
Moderate trail

Within easy reach to Helsinki you can escape into wild nature.

Nuuksio National Park. Haukkalampi. Photo: Carina Wennström

Vallisaari Island:
The Alexander Tour, 3 km
Easy trail

  • Excellent for children, partly accessible by wheelchair
  • Amazing views
  • Rich in heritage
  • Glittering waters
  • Great for the whole family
  • Natures best kept secrets
  • Easy access by public transport
  • Services of a tourist resort
  • Vallisaari

Enchanting island fortress with wide range of flora and fauna overlooking the Baltic Sea, just 20 minutes by boat from Helsinki's Market Square.

Vallisaari. Alexander Battery. Photo: Jukka-Pekka Ronkainen

Archipelago

Location of Teijo National Park in Finland

Teijo National Park:
Trail around Lake Matildanjärvi, 5.5 km
Easy trail

  • Excellent for children, partly accessible by wheelchair
  • Amazing views
  • Glittering waters
  • Deep green forests
  • Great for the whole family
  • Services of a tourist resort
  • Teijo Nature Centre
  • Teijo National Park

Lakescenery by the historic ironworks villages.

Teijo National Park. Photo: Jonna Kukkonen

Lakeland


Location of Koli National Park in FinlandKoli National Park:
Ukko-Koli trail, 1 km
Demanding trail

After visiting Ukko-Koli peak you won't be left wondering why so many generations of artists and tourists have been inspired and enchanted by these views.

Koli National Park. Photo: Johanna Kukkola

Ruunaa Hiking Area:
Koskikierros Circle Trail, 31 km
Demanding trail

  • Amazing views
  • Glittering waters
  • Iconic hiking routes
  • Natures best kept secrets
  • On top of the fells
  • Services of a tourist resort
  • Ruunaa Hiking Area

Admire the roaring rapids and sense the harmony of Finnish lakes. How about fresh, grilled fish after a hike?

Suspension bridge in Haapavitja. Photo: Heikki Räsänen