Snowshoers will be enthralled by the magical nature of the fells. The view of distant landscapes from the high fell ridges, the dwarfed old-growth pines and a welcome coffee break are the highlights of this trail.
Distance 3.8 km
Highest point399 m
Lowest point282 m
The sheer peace, joy and enchantment of nature in the winter can be experienced on this trail. In the early winter, visitors will run across pines fantastically encrusted with rime and snow formations, one stranger than the next. When spring approaches, the bright sunshine on the high ridgeline of Ukko-Luosto will warm you, body and soul. Snowshoeing among the stunted, old-growth pines in the heart of the fells will leave no one cold. A stop at the trail turnaround point, Ski Café Torvisen Maja, will cap off an unforgettable day in the fells with delicious treats enjoyed by the cosy fireplace.
Enjoy a little break at the warmth of the Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut, and learn about the light phenomena in the nature at the small nature exhibition.
There are several steep places along the trail and, depending on the weather, they can be slippery. In certain winter weather, the hardened crown snow on the trees may fall - please keep this in mind when snowshoeing. For more information, visit the Hiking in Finland section: https://www.nationalparks.fi/en_GB/hikinginfinland
The starting point Luostonportti can be reached by driving 500 meters uphill towards the ski slopes from Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi in Luosto village. Before the slopes the street goes under a bridge, and after you will see the Luostonportti starting point on the left. There is a parking lot at the starting point. An alternative starting point is the Ukko-Luosto parking area which can be found when turning on Ukko-Luostontie slightly less than 2 km from Luosto when driving towards Pyhä. See Pyhä-Luosto National Park directions and maps.
Snowshoeing equipment, i.e. sturdy and warm shoes, snowshoes, sticks, warm and windproof clothing, a map, a charged mobile phone, a first aid kit and provisions. You can also pack an extra warm jacket for breaks. You will need matches if you want to make a fire. You will also need toilet paper as the toilet does not provide it.
The most beautiful snowshoe walks in Pyhä-Luosto National Park