Hetta - Pallas Trail

One of the most unforgettable hiking trails in Finland runs from Hetta to Pallas. Here, you really feel the fells with all your senses.

The marked 55-kilometre trail starts from the village of Hetta and goes to the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre

From Hetta, most people start off by crossing Lake Ounasjärvi by boat. From there, the path takes you through undisturbed forests and marshlands as well as atop breathtaking fells. The route runs along the chain of fells all the way to Pallas.

There are several campsites and huts along the marked trail. You can also start or end the trek from Hietajärvi or Vuontispirtti. If you prefer more wind in your hair, you can take on the trail on a mountain bike or running shoes. In the winter, the trail is ideal for ski tours

For most of the trail, you’re in the open landscape, so be prepared for any kind of weather.

 

Do note that

  • Camping is only permitted at the designated campsites
  • Straying off the trail is not allowed due to the vulnerable flora in restriction zones

Visitor guidelines

Take care of our uniques nature

  1. Respect nature - leave no trace in it. Keep your pets on a leash.
  2. Mainly use marked trails and follow the rules for different modes of travel. Check the areas and times in which access is possibly restricted at your destination.
  3. Camp only where it is allowed. Do not wash the dishes or yourself directly in a water body. Follow the rules of wilderness huts.
  4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed and use a camping stove where possible. Do not light a fire when a forest or grass fire warning is in effect.
  5. Do not litter.

Learn more at nationalparks.fi

Transport and car transfer services for Hetta-Pallas

Boat transport and car transfers for Hetta-Pallas

Holiday village Paavontalo

Accommodation & Restaurant | Hetta

Holiday village Paavontalo is a homey and warm family business at the scenic Ounasjärvi lakeside in Hetta. We offer cabin accommodation, food services made-to-order, option for an all-inclusive package for the busiest skiing weeks in spring, car transport services for hikers and boat transports. We gladly create program suggestions for groups using our wealth of local knowledge.

Ounastie 350, Hetta

Koru Laakso

Silver shop & Hetta-Pallas transfers | Hetta

Silversmith's shop, local handicrafts and café at the center of Hetta. We make jewelry respecting the local traditions. We offer also Hetta-Pallas car transfers and boat taxi.

Riekontie 1 Hetta

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Hetta Huskies

Husky Farm & Other Activities

Unique and responsible experiences with huskies. Get to know the life of our dogs, participate on a husky safari, a snowmobile or a canoeing trip. We rent snowshoes, skis, e-fatbikes, kayaks, and other outdoor exercise equipment. Welcome to stay overnight at our cabin and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life on a working husky farm.

Hetantie 211, Hetta

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Näkkälä Adventures

Guiding & Programme Services | Hetta

Guided trips – disorientations – experiences. We organise everything that your trip to the wilderness requires to be successful all year round. We offer wilderness transports, safaris, guided trips, a wide variety of rental equipment and memorable accommodations to be the base for your trips.

Ounastie 44, Hetta

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Online booking

Hetan kota

Holiday village | Hetta

Hetan Kota is a homelike destination offering cottage and hostel accommodation with personal touch and easy access to hiking and skiing trails. We also offer all-in-one boat and car transfer services.

Ounastie 583, Hetta

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Online booking

Resources for planning your trip

Trails in Enontekiö

Trails in Enontekiö

Experience our Northern trails however you like – be it on foot, ski, canoe or mountain bike

Tourist Information

Is there snow on the Hetta-Pallas Trail? How high is the summit of Saana? Where can I rent fatbikes? Don’t worry, Tourist Information has all the answers.

Tourist Information

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable Travel

We have clean air, clear waters and room to breathe. When you're out and about in Enontekiö, do remember that while the environment may seem barren, it's actually full of life. You’re in someone’s home: the local people, animals and plants all co-exist here.