Starting Points for Trails and Parking Areas

Please note! The Noukavaara starting point has been taken out of use due to the poor condition of the road.

Riisitunturi National Park Map © Parks and Wildlife Finland 2020.

Easy Trails  

Winter Trail to Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut, 1.5 km / Direction

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When there is snow on the ground. Travel time 1-1.5 h.
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For a snowshoe hiker the track to the Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut offers stunning views that stretch as far as the eye can see all year-round, and the enigmatic shapes formed by snow-crowned forests add to the magic in the winter.

Starting Point
The Riisitunturi starting point at the edge of the park.

There is space for dozens of cars and a few buses in the parking area. The road from Tolvantie Road to Riisitunturi parking area is maintained in winter time also.

Hiking Structures 
An information shelter and gate next to the parking area, including a dry toilet. There are duckboards and bridges along the trail. The Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut with a campfire site, woodshed and toilet.

Trail Description 
Route markings: green paint on posts.

The path to the Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut runs from the Riisitunturi starting point to the open wilderness hut, at first through coniferous forest with frozen trees covered with thick layer of snow. The route is mostly ascending when travelling towards the hut.

Please Note
The daytime in winter time is limited of light. See more of daylight in Riisitunturi area (gaisma.com).
Please, get dressed warm enough in winter.
You should bring your own toilet paper.


 

Winter Trail Riisin rääpäsy, 4.3 km, Circle Trail

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When there is snow on the ground. Travel time 2–3 h.
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See and experience the most fabulous vistas and views of Riisitunturi. The trail is well suited for families with children and inexperienced hikers.

Starting Point
The Riisitunturi starting point at the edge of the park.

There is space for dozens of cars and a few buses in the parking area.

Hiking Structures
An information shelter and gate next to the parking area, including a dry toilet. There are duckboards and bridges along the trail. The Riisitunturi open wilderness hut with a campfire site, woodshed and toilet.

Trail Description
Route markings: green paint on posts.

The Riisin rääpäsy Trail is a scenic route to Riisitunturi Fell. The scenery along the way includes, for instance, vistas over the Kitkajärvi lakes, Ikkunalampi Pond, hanging bogs and the top of Riisitunturi Fell.

Please Note
Direction of travel: clockwise.

The daytime in winter time is limited of light. See more of daylight in Riisitunturi area (gaisma.com).
Please, get dressed warm enough in winter.
You should bring your own toilet paper.

Skiing Trails

Skiing Trail Riisin rykäsy, 4 km, Partly Circle Trail

When the track is maintaned. Travel time 2 hours.
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Starting Point
The starting points are the Riisitunturi starting point.

Hiking Structures
The Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut. There is a dry toilet at the hut.

Trail Description
The skiing trail goes from the parking area–Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut–parking area, 4 km.

Maintenance info for Posio skiing tracks (posiolapland.com).

Connection skiig trail to Tolva village and café Korpihilla.

Please Note
For the most part, Riisin rykäsy is an easy trail, but due to narrow and steep stretches, parts of the trail are demanding, which is why the route should only be travelled clockwise.

The trail is suitable for the classic skiing style, and there is no lighting.
The Riisitunturi skiing track is maintained during February–April. From year to year, the start and end dates of track maintenance may vary according to snow conditions.

The daytime in winter time is limited of light. See more of daylight in Riisitunturi area (gaisma.com).
Please, get dressed warm enough in winter.


 

Skiing Trail Kirintövaara-Karitunturi, 11.7 km / Direction

Starting Point
The skiing trail starts from the Pentik-mäki–Kirintövaara illuminated track near Kirintövaara.

Hiking Structures
The Karitunturi Day Trip Hut, Kuoppavaara lean-to shelter. There is a dry toilet at the hut and the lean-to shelter.

Trail Description
The skiing track is suitable for experienced recreational cross-country skiers and for both the classic and the skating style.

Please Note
Skiing style classic/skating, designated direction of travel, no lighting.
The track is maintained with track-setting equipment during February–April. The municipality of Posio is in charge of maintaining the tracks. For more information, track conditions and trail maps, please visit Posio's cross-country skiing site (posiolapland.com).

The daytime in winter time is limited of light. See more of daylight in Riisitunturi area (gaisma.com).
Please, get dressed warm enough in winter.