Join us on what is considered the all time classic route for hiking in Lapland, Finland. The Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Finland. The northernmost half of the park takes us through a variety of terrain. Hiking in Lapland could not be more varied; we walk through boreal forests and wetlands, to open fell tops, where on a clear day you can have a clear view of almost the entire park. The region is an active reindeer herding area; in July there is a good chance to see mothers with their young as they seek relief from the mosquitoes bothering them in the lowlands.
You will sleep either in tents or wilderness huts. There is no electricity, running water of WiFi here. As the sun barely sets, you can do you evening chores or play cards in the last rays of sunlight. Running water in streams is clean to drink, although we always recommend to boil it just in case.
In addition to the spectacular landscapes, the summer’s first sunsets and a chance to pick some wild berries for a snack, you will also learn some basic hiking skills. You can practice reading a map, learn to make a fire, best hiking practices, and of course, learn to recognize edible wild berries.
This hike is perfect for you even if you have never hiked before. If you are already a seasoned hiker, there is still plenty to learn and the location is outstanding. The entire route is 55 km long, and daily distances vary between 15-20 km.
The nearest airport to Pallas, where we start, is Kittilä airport. A bus from Rovaniemi will also take you relatively close. Unless you are driving your own car, ask us about transport to Pallas.
Your guide for this trip is Gareth, outdoor instructor from New Zealand, Pallas-Yllästunturi national park guide and personal trainer.
|dates||Dates available on request|
|duration||5 Nights / 6 Days|