Things to Do and See in Pallastunturi Visitor Centre

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A pile of rocks and different animals in a glass showcase at the exhibition.


  • The exhibition From Forest to Fell Tops documents the changes in fauna and flora when moving from pine forests at the root of the fells to fell-side birch forests, and further on to  bare fell tops. Species found in the fell area are well adapted to the extreme conditions.
  • Temporary exhibitions introduce new viewpoints to nature by means of art and photography.
  • The Research Station of Finnish Meteorological Institute ( at the top of Sammaltunturi Fell produces measurement data around the clock that is unique on an international scale. Visitors can learn about the operations of the research station and climate matters at the visitor centre.

A wintry landscape and a sunset. A building in the background.

Guided Group Tours

Films at the Auditorium

Short films about fell nature and history can be viewed at the visitor centre's auditorium. Read more.

Reference Library and Children's Play Corner

The visitor centre's reference library is full of nature guides and history books and also includes a newspaper clipping collection about events in the Pallas area over the past 30 years. The children's play corner provides welcome entertainment on rainy days.

Trails Connecting to Pallastunturi Visitor Centre

Pallastunturi Visitor Centre is connected to Vatikuru Nature Trail, Palkaskero and Taivaskero Circular Trail, and the Finland's oldest hiking trail Hetta-Pallas. The visitor centre is located at the junction of ski trails and showshoeing is permitted everywhere on the fells.

A path in a sunny fell landscape.


Pallaskota Lapp hut is available for rent and the adjacent open Lapp hut serve visitors who stop at the campfire site. Pallaskota is perfect for organizing events such as small parties. The water in the fell spring is safe to drink.

Outdoor Etiquette

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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