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Iisakkipää - From Saariselka in the Urho Kekkosen Nationalparc

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The Iisakkipää is the local mountain of Saariselkä in the region Inari Saariselkä in northern Lapland. Beautiful views over Finnish Lapland and typical landscape forms are presented to us in the only two-hour nature trail.
easy
Distance 6.1 km
2:00 h
170 m
170 m
454 m
300 m
From the village of Saariselkä a broad, well-marked trail leads over the brooks only slightly to the fjell of the Iiskkipää, where only softwoods continue along our path, above 350 m but only the forest-free steppe which is then characterized by the Erikastauden typical for Lapland, Bilberries and ground birch plants.The descent leads around the mountain and shows us the barren beauty of the Lappian mountains.

Author’s recommendation

For the summit, a warm jacket and cap pack, as even in the summertime up here a cool wind blows.
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Iisakkipää, 454 m
Lowest point
Saariselkä, 300 m
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Rest stops

Santa Hotel Tunturi

Safety information

In the case of fog, the orientation can be difficult despite excellent signs.

Start

Saariselkä (300 m)
Coordinates:
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68.418145, 27.427040
DMS
68°25'05.3"N 27°25'37.3"E
UTM
35W 517529 7589545
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Destination

Saariselkä

Turn-by-turn directions

From the information center the nature trail leads very well signposted to the Fjell. A closer route is not necessary.

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train you can reach Rovaniemi, from where numerous bus connections to Saariselkä are available.From the airport in Ivalo turn by bus to Saariselkä directly.

Directions

Via E 75 directly to Saariselka.

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Coordinates

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68.418145, 27.427040
DMS
68°25'05.3"N 27°25'37.3"E
UTM
35W 517529 7589545
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Equipment

Firm shoes and warm clothes.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
170 m
Descent
170 m
Highest point
454 m
Lowest point
300 m
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