Area and routes

A National Park with Excellent Trails,
an Environment of Numerous Opportunities.

In the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, you can trek from hilltop to hilltop and to lively fell villages. The oldest hiking trails in Finland provide options for both short day trips as well as hikes lasting several nights.

The wide range of services in the area and the easy accessibility, which comes as a surprise to many, also make the trip easy and convenient.

Three highlights of the numerous great trail options in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Vatikuru Nature Trail (3 km)

The trail forms a loop on the slopes of the Pallastunturi Fells and showcases life and culture in the fell area. The trail starts from the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre and is marked with pine cone signs. You should reserve about 1.5 hours for the trek.

Taivaskero Circle Trail (9 km)

Taivaskero Fell is located 4 kilometres from the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, and the circular trail passing through the top of the fell is 9 kilometres long. The difference in altitude between the Visitor Centre and the top of Taivaskero Fell is about 340 metres. You should reserve about 3 hours for the trek.

Hetta-Pallas (55 km)

One of the most popular hiking destinations in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the Hetta-Pallas Hiking Trail, which was first marked already back in 1934. The breath-taking trail runs over fells, occasionally descending down into ravines. The trail is marked with arrow signs and most hikers spend two nights along the trail.