Hiking Trails

Starting Points for Trails

Please notice, that from Tankavaara Visitor Centre there is no trail to Sompio Strict Nature Reserve.

The Pyhä-Nattanen Trail, 2-7 km

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When there is no snow on the ground, travel time 3- 8 hours.
The trail has been marked with green poles in the terrain. When hiking the entire circle trail, the length of the hike is 7 km. The trail pops onto the Pyhä-Nattanen Summit and runs along the Nalijoki riverside.
Starting point: Sompiojärventie, Vuotso (Sodankylä), (retkikartta.fi)
Pyhä-Nattanen Trail description.

 

Ruijanpolku Trail 35 km / Direction

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When there is no snow on the ground, travel time 2 days.
The Trail is marked with an old wooden poles and hiking is only permitted on marked trail in Sompio strict nature reserve.  From the Sompiojärvi lake there is a stony and wet lands, in between pop onto the Pyhä-Nattanen Summit and the rest of the trail is typical woodland.
Starting point: Sompiojärvi lake, Sompiojärventie (road), Vuotso (Sodankylä), (retkikartta.fi)
Ruijanpolku Trail Description.