Jyppyränpolku Trail, 1 km /each way
Available when the ground is unfrozen and a snowshoe trail in winter. Travel time 1 h.
The trail climbs up to the peak of the Jyppyrä Hill and may be quite exhausting if you are not fit enough.
From the top of the Jyppyrä Hill, you can see the Ounastunturi Fell and the wilderness areas in the north.
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre parking area, adress: Peuratie -road 15, 99400 Enontekiö
Coordinates: WGS84 lat: 68° 23.7148' lon: 23° 40.0297' ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7590634m I: 363107m. Excursion map (www.retkikartta.fi)
Campfire shelter (www.retkikartta.fi), dry toilet. Take toilet paper with you.
The view across Lake Ounasjärvi towards the Ounastunturi Fells, Hetta village and the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area. On the information boards, you learn about the ancient seita stone and how young people used to convene at Jyppyrä to celebrate midsummer.
Trail markings: red painted sun marks. Excursion map (www.retkikartta.fi)
On the steep trail to Jyppyrä, which starts from the Visitor Centre, you quickly leave the airy pine forest and reach the summit above the treetops. Here you have a view towards the Ounastunturi Fells, Hetta village and the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area.
Peurapolku, 1 km /each way
Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 45 min.
An easy nature trail at the foot of the Jyppyrä Hill.
On the Forest Reindeer Trail, you learn about the hunting of forest reindeer in ancient times.
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre's services its' opening hours. Open fireplace in front of the Visitor Centre.
On the Forest Reindeer Trail, you learn how forest reindeer was hunted in ancient times. Along the trail, there are old trapping pits, sections of leading fence and information boards providing details of the hunting culture. You can also find trapping pits in front of the Visitor Centre.
Trail markings: Imprints of hooves in forest reindeer poles.
The Forest Reindeer Trail is part of the trail network in the area and you can walk it from end to end or include it in a more extensive hike.
The trails in the Hetta area, such as the Palosenjärvi and Pahtajärvi trails, as well as the Fitness Trail run through the Forest Reindeer Trail.
Hetta-Pallas -trail, 55 km / each way
Available when the ground is unfrozen and skiing in winter time. Travel time 3 - 4 days. The trail runs on a chain of fells and is fairly demanding physically.
The Hetta-Pallas trail was laid out as early as 1934 and it remains one of the most popular hiking trails in Finland. It is also one of the main trails in the Fell Lapland trail network and takes you from one fell top to another and from village to village.
Starting Point in the North
Fell-Lapland Visitor Centre, adress: Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7590634m I: 363107m , WGS84 lat 68° 23.7148' lon: 23° 40.0297'
Starging Point in the South
Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, address: Pallastunturintie 557, 99330 Pallastunturi (Muonio)
ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7550912m I: 377555m, WGS84 lat 68° 2.7648' lon: 24° 3.8562'
Open Wilderness huts Pyhäkero (serves' as a cafe during skiing season at springtime), Sioskuru (16 pers), Tappuri (8 pers), Pahakuru (6 pers), Hannukuru (16+16 pers, also sauna), Montellin Maja (4 pers) and Nammalakuru (20 pers). Reservable Huts in Sioskuru (8 pers), Hannukuru (12+12 pers) and Nammalakuru (12 pers). Lapp Pole tents are in Suaskuru (for eating bait and resting a while), Rihmakuru and Hannukuru.
Read more about the services on the website of the Hetta-Pallas hiking trail. Make sure to have a sleeping bag and pad, a camping stove, cutlery and toilet paper.
Pallas-Ounastunturi chain of fells, the fell scenery and the open wilderness huts in the area. Southern spruce forests give way to pines and mountain birches. Reindeer roundup site at Marasto, which is still in use.
Trail markings: wooden poles
Read more about the trail the website of the Hetta-Pallas hiking trail. Excursionmap.fi (www.retkikartta.fi)
Local entrepreneurs take you across Lake Ounasjärvi (www.tosilappi.fi) on their boats. They also operate a car transfer service between Pallas and Hetta.
Hietajärven polku -trail, 3 km / each way
Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 45 min. An easy trail in an airy pine forest.
Lake Hietajärvi, surrounded by ridges, is known for its crystal-clear water and sandy bottom.
Ketomella, a small parking area of Ketomella, address: Ounastie 4629, 99420 Enontekiö.
ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7575845m I: 377242m, WGS84 lat: 68° 16.1570' lon: 24° 1.6809'
Open Lapp Pole tent for resting, dry toilet. Make sure to have a camping stove, cutlery and toilet paper.
A strikingly beautiful pine forest characterised by ridges and lakes with sandy bottom.
Trail markings: The trail is not marked. The summer trail climbs up from Lake Hietajärvi to Seiponen and merges at the top with the Hetta-Pallas hiking trail in the Pahakuru open wilderness hut and in Tappuri. Excursionmap.fi (www.retkikartta.fi)
Tappurinkierros - Circle Trail, 19 km
Available when the ground is unfrozen. Travel time 8 hours. An easy trail.
Ketomella, address: Marastontie 113, 99420 Enontekiö.
ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7577248 m I: 376878 m, WGS84 lat 68° 16.9009'lon: 24° 01.0550'
Open wilderness hut, a lapp pole tent, dry toilet. Make sure to have a caping stove, cutlery and toilet paper.
Trail markings: has not been fully marked.
Montellin maja, 4,5 km / each way
Available when the ground is unfrozen and in winter skiing. Travel time 45 min.
Recommended direction: either direction.
Recommended direction: anti-clockwise