Pyhä-Luosto Trail

Is suitable also for beginning hikers, several possible starting points and also a shorter part of the trail can be chosen. Photo: Anna Pakkanen/MH.
Experience sacred sites along the trail! The sacred sites of the ancient Forest Sámi people heightens the spiritual feeling of the trip. The deep ravines, imposing fell tops, ancient bedrock and primeval forests put human life into perspective. The Pyhä-Luosto Trail is of average difficulty, and so 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, ravines, old forests, Luosto, Isokuru, Noitatunturi, Lampivaara and its amethyst mines, and mires.

Suitability: also for inexperienced hikers. Read more about level of difficulty.

Services: Visitor and Culture Centre Naava, Café Loimu, rest spots, open wilderness huts, reservable huts, day trip huts, services of the Pyhä-Luosto tourist resort. Read more about services along the trail.

Length: 45 kilometres; the exact length depends on the route choices and visitors can hike only part of the route also. There are several starting points including Pyhä-Luosto Visitor Centre Naava, Huttuloma, Rykimäkero and Luosto, Käyräsvaara on Main Road 4, and Torvinen hut. 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 www.nationalparks.fi/pyhaluostotrail