Experience sacred sites along the trail! The sacred sites of the ancient Forest Sámi people heightens the spiritual feeling of the trip. The deep gorges, imposing fell tops, ancient bedrock and primeval forests put human life into perspective. The Pyhä-Luosto Trail is ranked intermediate, and is good for beginners as well as more experienced hikers. The trail is accessible by public transport.
Sacred sites along your trail
Location: Lapland, Eastern Lapland, Sodankylä, Pelkosenniemi, Kemijärvi. Read more about location.
Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more about arrival.
Things to See: Fell tops, gorges, old forests, Luosto, Isokuru, Noitatunturi, Lampivaara and its amethyst mine, and mires.
Suitability: also for inexperienced hikers. Read more about level of difficulty.
Services: Visitor Centre Naava, Café Loimu, rest spots, open wilderness huts, rental huts, day-use huts, services of the Pyhä-Luosto tourist resort. Read more about services along the trail.
Length: 30 kilometres; the exact length depends on the route choices. Visitors can hike only part of the route or make the hike a lot longer (40-50 km) as they wish. There are several starting points including Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, Huttuloma, Rykimäkero and Luosto and a starting point to the Yli-Luosto part of the trail by the Main Road 4 at Vaisko village (Käyräsvaara). Read more about the starting points.
Hiking season: The best time for hiking is in summer, but parts of the trail are also accessible in winter.
The trail is managed and maintained by Metsähallitus.
This is the web page nationalparks.fi/pyhaluostotrail