Snowshoeing in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Snowshoeing in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Finnish, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Pyhäntie 1210, 98530 Pelkosenniemi, Finland

Activity description

Discover one of the world's wildest winter landscapes on this snowshoeing excursion in Pyhä-Luosto National Park.

Renowned for its waist-height snow drifts and dramatic rolling fells, Pyhä-Luosto National Park is one of the last places where you can really experience the natural magic of Lapland. Head into the heart of Finland's oldest national park on this snowshoeing excursion in the high arctic.

This activity takes place in Pyha on the outskirts of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Reached from Rovaniemi by car (1h 45min), Pyha ski resort is considered one of the world's best backcountry locations with a snowshoe trail that runs from Luostonoja to Lampivaara.

Meet your guide at the activity base in Pyhäntie for this snowshoeing excursion in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. A winter trail suitable for most ages and abilities, this 2h 30 min excursion follows the main walking path through the Pyha ski area, navigating 400-year-old pine forests and ancient amethyst mines. After a short safety briefing and kit fitting, follow your guide on a wild yet well-maintained path through the national park - an area of natural beauty famous for its quintessential Lapland landscape, arctic wildlife and, if conditions allow, views of the aurora borealis! During your guided tour, you'll also learn more about the area's rich biodiversity and cultural heritage - from the rolling fells to traditional huts- returning to the activity base for drinks and snacks with team. Interested in viewing the Northern Lights? Opt for the evening walk for your chance to capture Mother Nature's most impressive light show.

Operating during the winter season from October to March, this backcountry excursion is suitable for anyone of good physical fitness. Please note that the Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon and cannot be guaranteed.

  • Snacks & Refreshments
  • Guide & Snowshoe Rental
Do not forget to bring
  • Winter Outerwear & Warm Layers
Meeting point
Pyhäntie 1210, 98530 Pelkosenniemi, Finland Get directions


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