Starting Points for Trails and Parking Areas

Notice that the road to the Riisitunturi starting point is a narrow gravel road with meeting points (passing points). Riisitunturi is a popular hiking destination in winter and thus meeting another car on the road is very likely. 

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.
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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.

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 Multipurpose Track, 20 km, Partly Circle Track

The maintenance of track has ended for winter season 2022.
In winter, available by fatbike, skis or on snowshoes. The route is allowed to travel with the dog as long as the dog is on a leash.
Travel time 3‒8 h depending on the mode of transport.
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 Multipurpose Track 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 Multipurpose Track 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 multipurpose track 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 track 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 track runs north-west towards Lake Kolmiloukkonen, from where it continues around Nuolivaara Hill  towards Soilunsuo Mire. From Soilunsuo, the track 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 track maintenance situation in winter, please contact Lauri Sassali at Kota-Husky, tel. +358 40 718 7287, or the Tykky wilderness café, tel. +358 45 133 4790.

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

Please keep in mind that the track 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 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.