Snowshoeing Trails

Snowshoes give you access to an untouched winter wonderland.

When the snow surface freezes in the spring, you can go almost anywhere – as long as you know how to read a map. Be prepared and bring a compass, snacks and warm clothes as well.

Be prepared and bring a compass, snacks and warm clothes as well. In addition to the winter trails, you can make use of summer trails, too. Just remember that some of the trail markers might be buried under the snow.

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Top routes in Hetta

Jyppyrä winter trail, 2km

Jyppyrä winter trail, 2km
2 km

goes up to the Jyppyrä scenic hut. At the top, you can take in the view towards the Ounastunturi fells. On a clear night, this is a good spot to watch the northern lights. The route is short but climbs up a fair bit. The start is at the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

Pyhäkero winter trail,
17 km

Crosses Lake Ounasjärvi to reach the Pyhäkero wilderness hut. A great place to take a break or even stay for the night. In the spring, the hut houses a skiers’ café The vertical relief makes this an intermediate trail. You can access the trail at several locations in Hetta, for instance at the harbour or the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.

Pyhäkero winter trail 17km

Top routes in Kilpisjärvi

Lake Tsahkaljärvi winter trail, 2km

Lake Tsahkaljärvi winter trail, 2km

The trail leads you to the popular Tsahkaljärvi lean-to. Located on the lakeshore, it’s a good spot to admire the mighty Saana fell. This relatively easy trail is suitable for families, but there are some hills on the way. From Lake Tsahkaljärvi, you can keep going on the Nordkalott service tracks. The next hut is 11 km further. The route starts from the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre parking lot.

Saanan valloitus 8 km

A truly scenic winter hike. You need to be in good shape to reach the summit of Saana at more than 1000 meters above sea level, but it’s worth the effort. Be prepared for wind and snow, as there is no cover in the open landscape. The trail markers can get buried in snow, so be prepared for navigation. If visibility is low, e.g. due to heavy snow, you should postpone your trip for another day. There is a hut at the start; you can get warmed up and have a snack. The route starts at the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre.

Saanan valloitus 8 km

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