KÄTKÄVAARA NATURE TRAIL
7KM HIKING, FULL-DAY TOUR
Duration : 6 hours
Min. age : 12 years
Lunch by campfire: Included
Enjoy a day trip from Rovaniemi to have the truly unique experience of Southern Lapland hiking. We will travel to the south approx. 55 km along the river of Kemijoki. From the parking lot, the path briefly threads between a couple of residential lots and soon turns to a rocky trail that begins to ascend. Moving on, the trail flattens out a little as it skirts around the edge of the hill before it begins its winding journey up again. There are interpretive signboards, abundant wildflowers, lush vegetation, and great scenery throughout the hike. The beginning of the Kätkävaara trail is well maintained, while the second half is off the beaten path and can include areas of mud, slippery bedrock, loose gravel and multiple short, steep up and downhill sections.
7km Kätkävaara nature trail, which travels along the shores of ancient seas. Halfway through the trail, on top of the Kätkävaara fell, we will have “lunch with a view”. The breathtaking view from the top of the fell covers the entire Southern Lapland. Signs of the oldest habitation in Northern Finland, thousands of years old, have been found in the Kätkävaara region. A new scene of beauty unfolds around every turn on this moderate hike. This lush old-growth forest is alive with songbirds, wildflowers, Lappish berries and mushrooms. Along the way, look for eagles, reindeers, or moose.
At the conclusion of our adventure, if there is good weather, we will definitely swim in the Arctic Kätkä-lake.
A perfect tour for outdoor enthusiasts who don’t shy away from exercise on their vacation!
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Transportation during your journey
* Guided hiking tour 7km
* Snacks by the open fire
* Hot beverages
* The tour is not suitable for young children. Not recommended for children
under 12 years
* The route is relatively easy but requires basic physical fitness.