Iivaara Nature Reserve Trails

Day route Iiring has a new route line and the starting point is the Rajalampi parking area.

Starting Points for Trails

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Iirinki Trail, 10.2 km, partly circle trail

Iirinki is mainly an easy, but partly demanding ring route in Iivaara's dangerous landscapes. The route is also suitable for snowshoeing.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. In winter on snowshoes.
Travel time 3-5 hours.
Category: intermediate.

Starting point

Rajalampi parking area. Drive to the parking area from Hiltusentie and turn onto Suokannanvaarantie, where there is a parking space at the end of the forest road that diverges to the right.

Trail Description

The route starts from the Rajalampi parking area across the Rajajoki River and rises to the top of Iivaara. At the top of the danger, the route makes a circle and you can continue from the danger to the desert hut in Näätälampi or return to the starting point.

Route marking: the route is marked with wooden piles with green reflective strips.

  • Trail is suitable also for snow shoe walking
  • Services: Näätälampi open wilderness hut, vantage point, Iivaara campfire site, dry toilets in Näätälampi and on the top of Iivaara hill.
  • Sights: Iivaara

Please Note

On the maps hiking trail Iirinki does not appear up to date. The trails has a new route alignment and the route is now a little longer.

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Snowmobile Route

  • The snowmobile route from the north, 10 km, passes to Näätälampi open wilderness hut and further on to Murtovaara and Kuusamo either directly or via Lämsänkylä or Törmäsenvaara villages. Snowmobiling is free in Kuusamo for non-locals also.