Activities in Pulju Wilderness Area
What can one do in Pulju Wilderness Area?
Walk on Marked Trails
There are no marked trails within Pulju Wilderness Area, but there are some clearly visible old tracks, which however are unmarked. One such track starts at Kalmakaltio and leads into Lemmenjoki National Park.
Go Canoeing or Rowing
You can set out canoeing from Lake Korsajärvi into the head waters of the River Ivalojoki, which flows through Lemmenjoki National Park . If the water in the stream leading to the River Ivalojoki is too shallow for canoeing, you will have to transport your canoe across land. A good end point for canoeing excursions is Ivalon Matti, which is by road 955 between Kittilä and Inari.
See the Nature Centre
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre provides information on the natural features of and hiking possibilities in the area. The centre of the municipality of Enontekiö, the village of Hetta where the visitor centre is, is located 40 km west of Pulju Wilderness Area.
Ski Cross-country off Trails
Skiing is permitted in the wilderness area and you are free to ski where you wish, but there are no maintained or marked skiing trails in the area. However, you can ski along the snowmobile track, which runs between the villages of Nunnanen and Pulju.
Hook-and-line- fishing and ice fishing are allowed in Pulju Wilderness Area without a permit. Hook-and line- fishing and ice fishing are forbidden in flowing waters. For angling in the part of the wilderness area in the municipality of Enontekiö you must have paid the fisheries management fee (eraluvat.fi) as well as have the Metsähallitus angling permit no 1551 (eraluvat.fi) for the Enontekiö area.
In the part of Pulju Wilderness Area situated in the municipality of Kittilä you must have paid the national fisheries management fee (eraluvat.fi) as well as have 2410 angling permit (eraluvat.fi). Fishing permits are sold by Fell Lapland Nature Centre, Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, Yllästunturi Visitor Centre, local tourist enterprises and Metsähallitus' online store (eraluvat.fi).
Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (in Finnish).
In the part of the wilderness area, which is in the municipality of Enontekiö a valid hunting permit 1616 Nunnanen is needed if you wish to hunt. The Willow Grouse (Lagopus lagopus ), the hare and waterbirds are the most common game in the area. Hunting permits can be bought from Metsähallitus online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) and at Fell Lapland Visitor Centre at Enontekiö. Local tourist enterprises can also sell permit packages.
In the part of the wilderness area, which is in the municipality of Kittilä, you will need a valid hunting permit 2611 Pokka-Pulju. Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi) and at Fell Lapland Visitor Centre at Enontekiö. The Willow Grouse (Lagopus lagopus), the Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus ), the Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix ) and many waterbirds are the most common game in the area.
Go Berry and Mushroom Picking
Picking berries and mushrooms is permitted in the wilderness area. The road running through the area makes picking easier as there are mires on the sides of the road. There are plenty of cloudberries to be found there during good years. The area is a good place to pick blueberries and lingonberries and the wooded parts of the wilderness area are bursting with mushrooms. Although a favorite of reindeer, many are left each year in the forests to rot.
A snowmobile track between the villages of Nunnanen and Pulju, leads through Pulju Wilderness Area. The track continues from the village of Pulju as a marked snowmobile route to Levi and Kittilä. It also continues from the village of Nunnanen as a marked route to Hetta. Snowmonile permit can be bought from Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.