Yli-Luosto wilderness hut: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 67° 13.4783' lon: 26° 45.0510' ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 7456444 E: 489236
Trail markings: wooden poles with blue-and-white walker symbols. In addition, red squares on trees and signposts at the crossroads.
Recommended direction: this is a one-way trail that can be walked both ways.
The Luosto‒Yli-Luosto Trail takes you to breathtaking landscape. Some of the fell slopes are very steep and rocky. When setting off from Luoston portti, first walk along the base of a skiing trail, to the Luostonloma parking area. Cross the road and then walk along the fell ridge to Keski-Luosto Fell and continue to Yli-Luosto fell. Yli-Luosto wilderness hut, built in 1949, is located close to the river Luostonoja, on the lower slope of Yli-Luosto Fell. It is a good rest spot. The River Luostonoja, which is located close to the hut, is the only place for taking water along the trail. Boil the water before drinking it. When returning along the same trail, the length of your hike will double, or you can agree upon return transport by the former Perhe-Luosto downhill skiing centre (about 4 km back from the Yli-Luosto hut). Perhe-Luosto is accessible by car. The trail has been classified as intermediate, as most of the trail is rocky.
If you like, you can walk all the way to the main road (Rovaniemi - Sodankylä). Trail (about 6 km) from the Yli-Luosto hut goes North-East and is marked all the way to the bigger road. You can also combine this route to the longer Pyhä-Luosto hiking trail (30 km).