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Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell

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  • Amazing views open up from the lookout point located on top of Ukko-Luosto fell
    Amazing views open up from the lookout point located on top of Ukko-Luosto fell
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Amazing views open out from the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell over the Siurunaapa mire and to the south to Pyhätunturi fell chain.

moderate
Distance 6.5 km
2:00 h
212 m
212 m
482 m
270 m

Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell is worth a climb! In Luosto you will experience area´s old-growth forest and a climb to the top of Ukko-Luosto fell will reward you with magnificent sceneries. The trail goes via long and steep stairs over a scree slope. Stairs are a sight in itself.  In autumn, ground vegetation coulours are pretty amazing. Top of Ukko-Luosto is at 514 metres above sea level and its western slopes are very steep and rocky. From the top of Ukko-Luosto you can return the same way or hike along the top to Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut on the north side of the fell and return to the starting point via Tikkalaavu lean-to shelter.  

Author’s recommendation

There is a viewing platform (lookout) on the western slope, just under the top of Ukko-Luosto. 

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Linda Turunen
Update: November 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
270 m
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Rest stops

Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut, Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Safety information

We recommend wearing proper hiking boots, as the trail is rocky at times. Stairs and stones can be slippery, especially in wet weather and during the autumn frost.

The distances as marked on the signs are distances on flat ground, which means that if a route has great elevation differences, the real distance can be slightly longer.

 

Tips and hints

Please check instructions and rules in Pyhä-Luosto National park before your visit.

Start

Luoston portti: WGS84 lat: 67° 09.2725' lon: 26° 54.6508' ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7448610m I: 496137m (273 m)
Coordinates:
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67.154386, 26.911013
DMS
67°09'15.8"N 26°54'39.6"E
UTM
35W 496144 7448593
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Destination

Luoston portti: WGS84 lat: 67° 09.2725' lon: 26° 54.6508' ETRS-TM35FIN P: 7448610m I: 496137m

Turn-by-turn directions

Trail markings: blue markings.

Recommended direction: can be done in both directions, description is clockwise.

The summer trail to the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell starts from Luostonportti. First, it runs along the base of a skiing trail which is wide gravel trail. After 1,5 kilometres trail continues up the stairs  - the 575 steps will take you to the summit of Ukko-Luosto and to a lookout point (wooden platform) from where an impressive view opens out to Siurunaapa and to the south to Pyhätunturi fell chain.

On the summit of Ukko-Luosto, head to the north all the way to the Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut and the crossroad with Luosto Nature Hiking Trail. Continue downhill on the Luosto Nature Hiking Trail and via Tikkalaavu lean-to shelter back to Luoston portti from where you started. This way, the trail is about 6.5 km long. If you return from Ukko-Luosto fell along the stairs, the trail is 4 km long. 

There is no winter maintenance on the summit of Ukko-Luosto Fell trail nor the stairs. In winter, part of the trail (Tikkalaavu lean-to-shelter -> crossroad with Luosto Nature Hiking Trail and Ukko-Luosto fell trail -> Torvisen Maja café) is marked as snowshoe trail. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus tickets from the nearest railway station and airport: www.matkahuolto.fi/en.

Getting there

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is located in Eastern Lapland, the distance from Rovaniemi to Luosto is about 115 km and from Kemijärvi to Luosto (road no. 962) about 70 km. The nearest airport is in Rovaniemi and the train station in Kemijärvi.

Parking

The parking area at Luostonportti is located within the Luosto ski center. There is space for about 200 cars and the car park is also available in winter. Route signs depart from Luostonportti from the southeast corner of the parking area right next to the ski bridge.

Coordinates

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67.154386, 26.911013
DMS
67°09'15.8"N 26°54'39.6"E
UTM
35W 496144 7448593
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

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Equipment

Dress accordingly to weather conditions. Due to the rockiness of the trail, sturdy shoes are recommended for this route.

In summer, a mosquito hat and an insect repellent are recommended to protect against mosquitoes and other insects.

Bring your own snacks and water, a charged phone, matches, toilet paper, a map, first aid kit and a trash bag.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
212 m
Descent
212 m
Highest point
482 m
Lowest point
270 m
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