Urho Kekkonen National Park Trails

Out onto the Fell Theme Trail

The hiking routes in the Urho Kekkonen National Park are divided into Out onto the Fell trails, which are easy and theme-based, and Out into the Wilderness trails, which are more demanding. The nine thematic Out onto the fells, which are ideal for day trips, begin from Saariselkä and Kiilopää. Each of the trails is marked with its own symbol, which allows hikers to focus on enjoying the scenery instead of map-reading.

 

Ahopää, 14 km

Hiking Fireplace Day Trip Hut Parking Area

Summertime, duration 4-6 hours
Trail is suitable for daytrips
Starting point: Kiilopääs´starting gate
Ahopää Trail description (pdf 3,8 Mb)
 
 

Aurorapolku, 2,1 km

Hiking Fireplace Day Trip Hut Reservation Hut Parking Area

Year-round, duration 1 hours
Trail is suitable for Families
Starting point: Saariselkäs´starting gate
Aurorapolku Trail description (pdf 2 Mb)
Read the story: Under Aurora, observing northern nature

 

Iisakkipää, 3 km or 7 km

Hiking Snow shoe walking Nature Trail Fireplace Parking Area

Year-round, duration 2-5 hours
Trail is suitable for in a good condition due of its surge.
Starting point: Saariselkäs´starting gate
Iisakkipää Trail description (pdf 3,8 Mb)
Read the story: Iisakkipää Fell
See the video "When Summer comes to the Fells"
 
 

Kiirunapolku, 6 km  

Hiking Snow shoe walking Nature Trail Parking Area

Year-round, travel time 2-3 hours
Trail is suitable for daytrips and families.
Starting point: Kiilopääs´starting gate
Kiirunapolku Trail description (pdf 1,4 Mb)
Read the story: The story of the Rock Ptarmigan (kiiruna) trail
 
 
 

Luulampi, 11 km

 Hiking Fireplace Day Trip Hut Parking Area

Summertime, duration 4-5 hours
Trail is suitable for daytrips
Starting point: Kiilopääs´starting gate
Luulampi Trail description (pdf 3 Mb)
Read the story: Cultural history and ancient monuments of Luulampi

 
 

Poropolku, 5,3 km

Hiking Snow shoe walking Nature Trail Fireplace Parking Area

Year-round, duration 2-3 hours
Trail is suitable for families
Starting point: Kiilopääs’ starting gate
Poropolku Trail description (pdf 2,3 Mb)
Read the story: On reindeer paths, along brooks

 

Prospektori, 7,4 km or 9 km

Hiking Track Skiing Fireplace Day Trip Hut Parking Area

Year-round, duration 3- 4 hours
Trail is suitable for light outdoor walking
Starting point: Kiilopääs´starting gate
Prospektor Trail description (pdf 2 Mb)
Read the story: Saariselkä gold rush

 

Rumakuru, 14 km

Hiking Track Skiing Wilderness Hut Fireplace Parking Area

Summertime, duration 4-5 hours
Trail demands a good condition.
Starting point: Saariselkäs´starting gate
Rumakuru Trail description (pdf 3 Mb)
Read the story: Laanila guest house becomes the Saariselkä tourist centre with 15 ski slopes

 

Vasapolku, 1 km

Hiking Snow shoe walking Nature Trail Fireplace Parking Area

Year-round, duration 1 hours
Trail is suitable for families.
Starting point: Kiilopääs´starting gate
Vasapolku Trail description (pdf 2 Mb)
Read the story: The story of Ukselmapään Elska

 

 

Out into the Wilderness Trails

Hiking excursions lasting several days offers challenge and diverse sceenerys for experienced hiker with orientation skills.

Out into the Wilderness TrailsThere are no marked routes in the park's wilderness areas, but there are some well-established trails along the most popular hiking routes and particularly on the stretches in between the huts.

Be sure to bring a map and compass with you and know how to use them. In the wild, GPS alone is not necessarily enough to keep you from losing your way.

The national park's huts are about a day's journey apart from one another and it is recommended that you use them, especially in winter conditions. Make reservations for the reservable huts and turf huts well in advance to guarantee that you have a place to stay.

 

Luirojärvi lake. Photo Pirjo Rautiainen

Old Track to Luirojärvi -lake, 70-80 km

Hiking Wandering Wilderness Hut Reservable Hut Fireplace Shelter Dry Toilet

Summertime, duration 4-5 days
Track is a no marked route, so you need a map and a compass. This route is average difficulty in terms of terrain conditions.
Starting point: Kiilopääs´ gate, parking area, Lutontie (road) 620, 99830 Saariselkä (Inari). 

Luirojärvi -lake Trail Description.

                                                             

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

(chapter 8 -  Keeping a dog)