What's Currently Happening in Pyhä-Luosto National Park
Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut will be closed between June 12 and June 20
The exhibition inside the Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut will undergo repair work and the Scenic hut will be closed between June 12 and 22, 2023. Repair work won't affect the trails and you can still use the dry toilet of the hut (in a separate building). We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the construction site.
Summer trail conditions
The majority of the day hiking trails of Pyhä are now in good hiking condition, such as Tunturiaapa Nature Trail, Karhunjuomalampi Trail and the Trail to Noitatunturi Fell. It is a good idea to wear hiking boots to the trails, as there can still be places with melt waters or mud, or even patches of snow. You can also hike to the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell in Luosto and to the Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut. You can get more information about the trails from Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava.
Before heading for the trails, be sure to check the if the forest or grass fire warnings are in effect, for example from the Finnish Meteorological Instutute (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi). If the forest or grass fire warning is in effect there are restrictions for making fire, for example it is completely forbidden in the lean-to shelters of Tiaislaavu, Karhunjuomalampi and Tikkalaavu as they do not have a flue through the roof. You can still use camping stoves, but not the hobo stoves. Please read more about making campfires.
Reindeer calving season is at hand, and early summer is critical time for the reproduction of many other species of the National Park as well. Respect nature: use marked trails, keep your distance to the animals and birds and and keep your dog on a leash all the time when in the National Park.