HOME OF GODS, PYHÄ-LUOSTO HIKING 10KM
HOME OF LAPPISH GODS
PYHÄ-LUOSTO NATIONAL PARK, FULL DAY HIKING TOUR
Duration : 7-8 hours
Full day tour
Hiking trail 10km
Have a nice breakfast, today is a long day, we will leave Rovaniemi almost 160km-one way to the north of the country.
The Luosto area has been a tourist destination from the end of the 1960s. Pyhätunturi on the other hand has been a destination from as far back as the 1920s. The entire Pyhä-Luosto area was named a national park in 2005.
The Forest Sámi who lived in the area in olden days believed that places that were prominent and most likely to catches peoples attention were inhabited by gods. As the Pyhätunturi fell chain is visible from away and grabs ones attention with its grand rugged features, the Forest Sámi called the fell chain ‘pyhä', which means ‘holy' or ‘sacred'. Pyhätunturi was a seita, the home of gods.
Hiking the Karhunjuomalampi Trail in the lush old-growth forest of Pyhä-Lusto is an exhilarating experience that is a memorable adventure for everyone. This moderate and exciting hike is approximately 10 kilometers long (circle trip).
Upon arrival Your guide will lead the way. For the most part of the trail the route is easy, but partly intermediate, due to steep ascents and stairs. For the first 600 meters, the trail runs along the pedestrian and bicycle route running by Pyhäntie Road. Part of the trail runs though varied heath forests, part on the bottom of Isokuru Gorge. The altitude differences are challenging and the number of stairs at both ends of the ravine is high. However, the trail is easy to follow. Via the northern slopes of the summit of Kultakero, a gravel trail will take you past Pyhätunturi Hotel and along Kultakerontie Road, we will arrive at the visitor centre. The trail presents the hikers with a splendid cross section of local geology, as there are ancient stones shaped by waves along the trail. These stones remind the hikers of the fact that the fells are part of an ancient seabed. From this trail, there are connections to the Tunturiaapa Nature Trail and the Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail.
When blueberry season is in full swing, the trail is blooming with scrumptious delights sure to please everyone.
There are bears in the Pyhä area. They are timid and avoid people. There are very rarely bear sightings. Visitors can be at ease as they walk along the hiking trails as there is plenty of room for bears in the backwoods.
Please note : the tour operates in ALL weather conditions.
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Transportation during your journey
* Guided hiking tour 10km
* Snacks & hot beverages by the open fire
* The tour is not suitable for young children.
* The route is relatively easy but requires basic physical fitness.