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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

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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Näkkälä Adventures

Guiding & Programme Services | Hetta

We organize everything your wilderness trip requires to be successful. Wilderness transportation, safaris, program services, hunting and fishing trips, cabins rental, canoe rental, wilderness experiences, nature tours and much more around a year. We also carry out metal detecting.

Ounastie 44, Hetta

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Online booking

Hetan kota

Holiday village | Hetta

Hetan Kota offers unique accommodation for all kinds of groups, families and friends. We will introduce you the local Lappish way of life. We are located in vicinity of 4 national parks, next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park where we offer backpacking packages. In the winter you can go skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, or take a reindeer sleigh ride. You can relax in a sauna and experience a cold dip at its finest, in the icy lake, under the northern lights if you’re lucky.

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.