Iso-Syöte Hiking Area Trails

A woman with a small child and a dog on duckboards by the shore of a pond.

Easy Trails - We recommend

Salojen siivekkäät, 500 m, Circle Trail

A woman picking berries into a small plastic box.

Available all year round. 
Travel time 30 min.
Category: Easy trail. Easy Easy accessible trail. an easy, accessible trail / wheelchair trail
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Vattukuru Nature Trail, 2.1 km, Circle Trail

Moss-covered tree trunks lying on the ground amongst lush blueberry shrub. Spruce trees can be seen in the background.

Available all year round. In summer as a hiking trail and in winter as snow shoe trail. 
Travel time 2 - 3 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Vattukuru parking area, Syötekyläntie 1638, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Naavaparran polku, 3 km, Circle Trail

Hikers on the Naavaparta trail, seen from below.

Available all year round. 
Travel time 1 - 2 h.
Category: Easy trail. Easy
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Other Trails under 10 km

Huippupolku, 1 km, Circle Trail

A hiker with a dog admiring the view from the Huippupolku observation tower.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 30 min.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate 
Starting point: Hotel Iso-Syöte parking area, Isosyötteentie 246, 93280 Syöte (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Kellarilampi Nature Trail, 500 m/One direction

A hiker on duckboards with a small child and a dog.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 30 min.
Category: Easy trail. Easy Easy accessible trail. an easy, accessible trail / wheelchair trail
Starting point: Rytinkisalmentie 1834, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Teerivaaran kierros, 4.5 km, Circle Trail

A woman admiring a forest view from Teerivaara hill.

Available all year round.
Travel time 3 - 4 h.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Pytkyn pyrähdys, 9 km, Circle Trail

Lauttalampi lean-to seen from across the pond. There's a mountain bike by the shore of the pond.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 4 - 5 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Rytinkisalmentie 1834, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Pyhitys, 2 km / One direction

Two hikers admiring a view of lake and forests from the top of Pyhitys hill.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Ahmaselkosentie 212, Taivalkoski (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Soiperoisen polku, 5 km, Circle Trail

A small child on a wooden bridge on the Soiperoinen trail.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Soiperoisentie 57-59, Taivalkoski (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Other Trails over 10 km

Rytivaaran kierros, 10 km, Circle Trail

Grazing sheep at Rytivaara Crown Tenant Farm.

Available in summer as a hiking trail.
Travel time 4 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Ukonvaara parking area, Karsikkoperäntie 1591 (google.fi),  about 17 km from Iso-Syöte Road (No. 858)
Trail Description

 

Syötteen kierros, 19 km, Circle Trail

Two hikers on a trail crossing a meadow, with coniferous forest in the background.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 1 day.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi) or Romekievarintie 1, 93280 Syöte
Trail Description

 

Trails for experienced hikers

Ahmankierros, 17 km, Circle Trail

A view of the forests and fells seen from Ahmankierros trail.

Available in summer as a hiking trail.
Travel time 6 - 8 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Torpparintaival, 38 km / One direction

A hiker posing on duckboards passing through a bog.

Available in summer as a hiking trail.
Travel time 3 days.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Roninkankaantie 6, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Canoeing Routes

River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route, Kuivakoski‒Harriranta, 22 km

A hiker with a red life vest in the bow of a rowboat.

Available in June‒October, in the period of unfrozen waters.
Travel time 1 day.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate, rapids scale I-II
Starting point: Karsikkoperäntie 861, 93280 Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Mountain Bike Trails

Syötteen kierros, 19 km, Circle Trail

A mountain biker has stopped by a fireplace on the Syötteen kierros circle trail.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2 - 4 h.
Category: Keskivaativa reitti Intermediate
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Pitämävaaran lenkki, 35 km, Circle Trail

A mountain biker has raised their bike above their head while watching the sunset.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 3 - 5 h.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 yöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Ahmankierros, 17 km, Circle Trail

A mountain biker on a trail in the woods.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 3 - 5 h.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Toraslammen taival, 33 km, Circle Trail

A mountain biker on a narrow part of the Toraslampi mountain biking trail.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 4 - 6 h.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Winter Hiking Trails

Vattukuru Snowshoe Trail, 2 km, Circle Trail

A hiker with a dog in a wintry forest.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2‒3 h, at a minimum.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Vattukuru parking area, Syötekyläntie 1638, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

Teerivaaran kierros, 4.5 km, Circle Trail

A group of snowshoers admiring a view of a wintry forest from Teerivaara snowshoeing trail.

Available in winter time.
Travel time at least 2 - 3 h.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

 

National Park's Winter Trails 

A mountain biker on a winter mountain biking trail.

Available in the winter.
Travel time varies.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate - Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description

Cross country skiing, more than 100 km

Available in the winter. Travel time varies. 

Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate - Demanding trail. Demanding  Helppo reitti. easy
Starting point: Syöte Visitor Centre, Erätie 1, 93280 Syöte, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
Trail Description