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.

Other Maps

Riisitunturi National Park Map © Parks and Wildlife Finland 2020.

Easy Trails  

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

When there is snow on the ground. Travel time 1-1.5 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. an easy trail  Symbol for Intermediate trail. an intermediate

A snowshoer pulling a sled through a wintry landscape with snow-covered trees.

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

When there is snow on the ground. Travel time 2–3 h.
Category: Symbol for Easy trail. an easy trail Symbol for Intermediate trail. an intermediate

See and experience the most fabulous vistas and views of Riisitunturi. The trail is well suited for families with children and inexperienced hikers.

A child on snowshoes standing on a fell slope looking at the photographer. A fell- and lake landscape opens up in the background.

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.

Winter Biking Trails

Riisitunturi Winter Biking Trail, 20 km, Partly Circle Trail

In winter, available by fatbike, skis or on foot. Travel time 2‒5 h.
The trail is levelled 1–2 times a week, according to weather conditions.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail – Symbol for Demanding trail. demanding trail.

Riisitunturi National Park’s winter biking trail takes fatbike riders to the breath-taking scenery of snow-laden forests, and stunning mires and hills resting in a quiet winter’s slumber.

Mountain biker riding a fatbike on a winter trail across a snowy forest.

Starting Point
Riisitunturi National Park’s winter biking trail is a roughly 20-kilometre, partially circular trail that starts and ends at the national park’s parking area.

Hiking Structures
Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut with a covered outdoor resting area; Soilu and Uusilampi lean-to shelters.

Trail Description
The winter biking trail runs from the parking area to the Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut and further onwards to the Soilu lean-to shelter. The distance from the parking area to the open wilderness hut is 2 kilometres and to the Soilu lean-to shelter 4 kilometres. From the Soilu lean-to shelter, the trail continues on a steep decline towards Rinnesuo Mire then south via Riisisuo Mire to the Uusilampi lean-to shelter. This section of the trail is a circular route. The distance from the parking area to the Uusilampi lean-to shelter is 8 kilometres. From the Uusilampi lean-to shelter, the trail runs north-west towards Lake Kolmiloukkonen, from where it continues around Nuolivaara Hill  towards Soilunsuo Mire. From Soilunsuo, the trail continues towards Rinnesuo Mire and then runs back along the same route via the Soilu lean-to shelter and the open wilderness hut to the parking area.

For more information on the trail maintenance situation in winter, please contact Lauri Sassi at Kota-Husky, tel. +358 40 718 7287, or the Tykky wilderness café, tel. +358 45 133 4790.

Please Note
The same trail is also used for dog sledge tours, and the bikers must always give way to the sledges.

Please keep in mind that the trail is only available in the winter and biking is not allowed in the national park when there is no snow on the ground.

Skiing Trails

Skiing Trail Riisin rykäsy, 4 - 16,3 km, Partly Circle Trail

When the track is maintained. Travel time 1-3 hours.
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail. intermediate trail  Symbol for Demanding trail. demanding

A close-up of a trail marker. A skier can be seen on a skitrack in the background.

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
Skiing trail routes are:

  • Riisitunturi parking area-Riisitunturi open wilderness hut-Riisitunturi parking area 4 km
  • Korpihilla-Tolva-Riisitunturi Fell-Tolva-Korpihilla 14,3 km
  • Riisitunturi parking area-Riisitunturi Fell-Tolva-Korpihilla-Tolva-Riisitunturi parking area 16,3 km

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.

A ski hiker looking over his shoulder towards a ski track leading up the fell slope.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.

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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.