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

A woman picking berries into a small plastic box.Salojen siivekkäät, 500 m, Circle Trail

Easy accessible trail. Parking. Lean-to. Nature trail. Hiking. Visitor centre.

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)
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Vattukuru Nature Trail, 2.1 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Lean-to. Nature trail. Hiking. Picking berries and mushrooms. Disposal toilet.

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)
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Hikers on the Naavaparta trail, seen from below.

Naavaparran polku, 3 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Day trip hut. Disposal toilet. Visitor centre. Hiking. Nature trail.

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)
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Other Trails under 10 km

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

Huippupolku, 1 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Nature trail. Hiking. Sights and scenery.

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

Kellarilampi Nature Trail, 500 m/One direction

Easy accessible trail. Parking. Hiking. All accessible disposal toilet. Fireplace.

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)
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A woman admiring a forest view from Teerivaara hill.

Teerivaaran kierros, 4.5 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Day trip hut. Disposal toilet. Visitor centre. Hiking. 

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

Pytkyn pyrähdys, 9 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Nature trail. Lean-to. Fireplace. Day trip hut. Hiking. Picking berries and mushrooms. Sights and scenery. Disposal toilet.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 4 - 5 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Rytinkisalmentie 1834, Pudasjärvi (google.fi)
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Two hikers admiring a view of lake and forests from the top of Pyhitys hill.

Pyhitys, 2 km / One direction

Parking. Lean-to. Hiking. Disposal toilet. Sights and scenery.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 2 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Ahmaselkosentie 212, Taivalkoski (google.fi)
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A small child on a wooden bridge on the Soiperoinen trail.

Soiperoisen polku, 5 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Fireplace. Cooking shelter. Hiking. Disposal toilet. Day trip hut.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 2 h.
Category: Intermediate trail. Intermediate
Starting point: Soiperoisentie 57-59, Taivalkoski (google.fi)
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Other Trails over 10 km

Grazing sheep at Rytivaara Crown Tenant Farm.

Rytivaaran kierros, 10 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Hiking. Sights and scenery. Trekking. Fireplace. Reservable wilderness hut. Picking berries and mushrooms. Disposal toilet.

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

Syötteen kierros, 19 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Lean-to. Fireplace. Nature trail. Hiking. Visitor centre. Picking berries and mushrooms. Sights and scenery. Trekking. Disposal toilet.

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
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Trails for experienced hikers

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

Ahmankierros, 17 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Fireplace. Open wilderness hut. Reservable wilderness hut. Day trip hut. Visitor centre. Picking berries and mushrooms. Sights and scenery. Trekking. Disposal toilet.

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)
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A hiker posing on duckboards passing through a bog.

Torpparintaival, 38 km / One direction

Parking. Open wilderness hut. Reservable wilderness hut. Lean-to. Fireplace. Day trip hut. Nature trail. Hiking. Visitor centre. Picking berries and mushrooms. Sights and scenery. Trekking. Disposal toilet.

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


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

River Pärjänjoki Canoe Route, Kuivakoski‒Harriranta, 22 km

Parking. Canoeing. Fishing. Day trip hut. Fireplace. Landing place. Disposal toilet.

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)
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Mountain Bike Trails

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

Syötteen kierros, 19 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Mountain biking. Fireplace. Lean-to. Day trip hut. Visitor centre. Disposal toilet.

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)

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

Pitämävaaran lenkki, 35 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Mountain biking. Lean-to. Visitor centre. Disposal toilet.

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)
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A mountain biker on a trail in the woods.

Ahmankierros, 17 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Mountain biking. Open wilderness hut. Visitor centre. Disposal toilet.

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

Toraslammen taival, 33 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Mountain biking. Open wilderness hut. Visitor centre. Disposal toilet.

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)
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Winter Hiking Trails

A hiker with a dog in a wintry forest.

Vattukuru Snowshoe Trail, 2 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing. Disposal toilet. Nature trail. Lean-to.

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

Teerivaaran kierros, 4.5 km, Circle Trail

Parking. Snowshoeing. Disposal toilet. Day trip hut. Visitor centre. Sights and scenery.

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)
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A mountain biker on a winter mountain biking trail.

National Park's Winter Biking Trails 36.5 km

Mountain biking. Parking. Disposal toilet. Open wilderness hut. Reservable wilderness hut. Day trip hut. Visitor centre. Sights and scenery.

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