Pyhä-Luosto National Park Trails

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We recommend at Pyhä-Luosto

Information signs at the crossing of duckboard trails with fells in the background.

Tunturiaapa Nature Trail, 7 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 2-3 h
Easy trail


Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naavasummer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf) or winter map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
From the bird-watching tower, you can enjoy the best panorama views over the southernmost summits of the fell range.

Tunturiaapa Nature Trail route description

 

 

The sun is shining over a pond and a small waterfall flowing behind it.

Karhunjuomalampi Trail, 10 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 3-4 h
Intermediate trail, due to steep stairs

Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava or summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Along this trail, you will see the National Park's most famous sights: the Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall, Isokuru Gorge
 and Uhriharju Ridge.

Karhunjuomalampi Trail route description

 

 

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Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail, 30 km/each way

Summer trail, duration 2-3 days.
Intermediate trail

Starting Point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi)Visitor Centre Naavasummer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf) or winter map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
The hiking trail connects the two fell resorts and is also suitable for 
beginners. Views from Ukko-Luosto Fell, Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, Isokuru Gorge, Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall and Pyhänkasteenlampi Pond.

Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail route description

 

 

Other trails


Two persons walking on top of a fell.

Summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell, 4-6,5 km

Summer trail, duration 3-5 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi)Visitor Centre Naava or summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Amazing views open out from the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell route description

 

 

 

There's duckboards with forest in the background and cloudberries in the front of them.

Poropolku Trail, 7 km, circle trail

Summer trail, duration 2-3 h
Easy trail
 
Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava  or summer trails (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Reindeer round-up site, the ruins of a logging cabin.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A forest view from a felltop with fells in the background.

Luosto-Yli-Luosto trail, 8-12 km/each way

Summer trail, duration 4-6 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi)Luostonloma Parking place (excursionmap.fi) or summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
An excellent view to Ukko-Luosto Fell and the surrounding mire. The old Yli-Luosto open wilderness hut.

Luosto-Yli-Luosto Trail route description

 

 

 

A pine forest with a view over the treetops to a fell.

Rykimäkuru Trail, 12-14 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 3-4 h
Easy trail
 
Starting Point: Rykimäkero Parking place (excursionmap.fi)summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf) or winter map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Along the trail, you will see the handsome Rykimäkuru gorge.
 
 
 
 

Trail to Noitatunturi Fell, 14,5 km, circle trail

Summer trail, duration 5-6 h
Difficult route, due to the rocks and the steep ascent

Starting Point: Visitor Centre Naava or summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
The summit of Noitatunturi, which is the highest point of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Kuorinkikuru, Isokuru Gorges and Uhriharju Ridge.

Trail to Noitatunturi Fell route description

 

 

 

 

An old wooden barn in summer nature with a fell in the background.

Luosto Nature Hiking Trail, 17 km, circle trail

Summer trail, duration 6-8 h
Intermediate trail
 
Starting Point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi), summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf) or winter map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Old-growth forests of Luosto, the aapa mires, the lookout point on the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Luosto Nature Hiking Trail route description

 

 

 

Two persons and a dog on a leash walking along duckboards through a mire in autumn colours.

Ukko-Luosto Hiking Trail, 18 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 3-6 h
Intermediate trail

Starting Point:  Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi), summer map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf) or winter map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, the old-growth forests of Ukko-Luosto Fell.

Ukko-Luosto Hiking Trail route description

 

 

Mountain biking trails

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Around Ukko-Luosto with a mountain bike, 18 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 2 h
Easy trail

Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi), mountain-biking map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

The nicely rolling trail circles around the fell, through the old-growth forests of Luosto and climbs Lampivaara, thus making for a high-speed descent back to the starting point.               

Around Ukko-Luosto with a mountain bike route description

 

A cyclist in the woods.

Rykimäkuru Trail with a mountain bike, 12 km, circle trail

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Summer trail, duration 2 h
Intermediate trail

Starting point: Rykimäkeron parking area (excursionmap.fi), mountain-biking map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

Along the trail, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent Rykimäkuru Gorge, the charming Pyhälampi day trip hut, the beautiful scenery at Lampivaara and the ease of downhill sections.

Rykimäkuru trail with a mountain bike route description

 

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Mountain Biking Trail through Pyhä-Luosto National Park, 35 km

Summer trail, duration 4-6 h
Partly easy, partly intermediate trail

Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) or Visitor Centre Naava, mountain-biking map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)
Pedal your way through the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, following along its fell ranges, through old-growth forests and over terrain shaped by the continental ice sheet during the Ice Age. You can take a break from your park touring at charming huts and lean-tos.     

Mountain Biking Trail through Pyhä-Luosto National Park route description

 

Snowshoeing Trails

Luosto-Torvisen Maja Snowshoeing Trail, 8 km, circle trail

Available in winter, duration 2-3 h
Intermediate trail
Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) or winter trail map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

The view of distant landscapes from the high fell ridges, the dwarfed old-growth pines and a welcome coffee break are the highlights of this trail.

Luosto-Torvisen Maja Snowshoeing Trail route description

 

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Lampivaara Snowshoeing Trail, 10 km, circle trail

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Available in winter, duration 2-3 h
Intermediate trail
Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi)  or winter trail map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

The trail leads to the foot of the majestic Ukko-Luosto Fell and the old-growth forests around it, winding its way over the top of Pikku-Luosto Fell. At Lampivaara Amethyst mine you can, for example, dig your own amethyst.

Lampivaara Snowshoeing Trail route description

 

A person is standing with a dog on the leash next to a bird watching tower in winter landscape.

Tunturiaapa Nature Trail with Snowshoes, 8 km, circle trail

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Available in winter, duration 2 h
Easy trail (intemediate-demanding in stair sections)
Starting point: Visitor Centre Naava or winter trail map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

Explore the diverse trail, see old-growth forests, aapa mires and the park's magnificent fell landscape.

Tunturiaapa Nature Trail with Snowshoes route description

 

Winter Biking Trails

A cyclist biking a winter path, one of the trees with a heavy snow load has bent over the path forming a bridge.

Lampivaara Winter Biking Trail, 10 km, circle trail

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Available in winter, duration 1,5 h
Intermediate trail
Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) or winter trail map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

This trail leads to the foot of the majestic Ukko-Luosto Fell and up beautiful Lampivaara Hill, where you can, for example, even dig for your very own amethyst.

Lampivaara Winter Biking Trail route description

 

Two cyclists smiling with their mountain bikes in a winter landscape.

Tunturiaapa Winter Biking Trail, 8,5 km, circle trail

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Available in winter, duration 2 h
Easy trail 
Starting point: Visitor Centre Naava or winter trail map (julkaisut.metsa.fi, pdf)

Explore the diverse trail, see old-growth forests, aapa mires and the park's magnificent fell landscape.

Tunturiaapa Winter Biking Trail route description

 

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Pyhä Wilderness Trail, 31-33 km, circle trail 

Winter Biking Trail, duration 4-6 h
Intermediate / difficult (length, winter weather conditions)

You can go around the five fell peaks of Pyhätunturi on this longer bike trail. Experience the atmosphere of the wilderness, see the best fell scenery in the southern part of the national park, the open space of the mires, and the forests of many ages.

Trail description for Pyhä Wilderness Trail

 

 

Cross-country Skiing Trails

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Around Ukko-Luosto Cross-Country Ski Trail, 18 km, circle trail

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Available for cross-country skiing in winter, when the ski tracks are maintained, duration 2-4 h
Intermediate trail
Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) 

This nicely rolling trail circles around the fell, through the old-growth forests of Luosto and climbs Lampivaara, thus making for a high-speed descent back to the starting point.

Around Ukko-Luosto Cross-Country Ski Trail route description

 

A skier on cross-country ski tracks in winter landscape.

Rykimäkuru Cross-country Ski Trail, 14 km, circle trail

Dry toilet for disabled symbol.

Available for cross-country skiing in winter, starting from week 8, when the ski trail has been opened, duration 2-4 h
Intermediate trail
Starting point: Rykimäkero parking area (excursionmap.fi)

Along the trail, you'll be able to enjoy the magnificent Rykimäkuru Gorge, the charming Pyhälampi day trip hut, the beautiful scenery at Lampivaara and the ease of downhill sections.

Rykimäkuru Cross-country Ski Trail route description

 

A wooden hut with a lot of snow on the roof. There's a cross-country and skating ski track in front of the hut.

Luosto-Pyhä Cross-Country Ski Trail, 38 km / each way

Available for cross-country skiing in winter, starting from week 8, when the ski trail has been opened, duration 4-7 h
Intermediate – demanding 
Starting point: Luoston portti (excursionmap.fi) 

A wonderful, longer distance cross-country ski excursion from Luosto to Pyhä that follows the line of the fell range.

Luosto-Pyhä Cross-Country Ski Trail route description

Trail Brochure, summer


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Summer Trails Near Pyhä and Luosto Villages


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Trail Brochure, winter


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These maps will help you plan your excursion, but they will not help you navigate in the wilderness!

Trail Brochure, Mountain Biking

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