WETLAND TRAIL, 8.8KM
HALF-DAY ROVANIEMI HIKING TOUR
Duration : 3-4 hours
8.8 km guided hike
The Wetland Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 21 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open string bogs, and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and has several resting places, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations. It is easy to access at all times of the year.
The Wetland Trail introduces the diverse bog nature of Vianaapa. The start and end of this mostly duckboarded, circular trail are at the Karhukumpu lean-to. The trail crosses poor fens, bogs and coniferous mires, and occasional patches of forest. It introduces the different bog types and their flora and fauna. In spring when the snow melts, Säynäjäoja floods over the trail, making it impassable. Besides hiking, the trail is suitable for cross-country skiing in the winter (no maintained ski trails). The Wetland Trail is 6.8 km long. The Karhukumpu lean-to is 1 km from the parking area, so the total length of the trail is 8.8 km. The difficulty level is easy.
There is a lean-to, campfire site, woodshed and outhouse at the starting point of the trail in Karhukumpu. A massive bird-watching tower stands at the edge of Vianaapa Bog – is a great spot for observing the area’s nature and fauna.
When blueberry season is in full swing, the trail is blooming with scrumptious delights sure to please everyone.
* Hotel pickup & drop off
* Transportation during your journey
* Guided hiking tour 8.8km
* 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.