With a friend we decided to go for a short skiing trip into the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park. Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent travel restrictions, there are only few tourists in the area. A unique chance to be in the national park during the main season, without it being overcrowded with tourists.Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Often when I’m skiing I’m passing by Pyhäkero fell, but I hardly ever make it up to the summit during winter time. This time I decided to make the peak of Pyhäkero the goal of a short skiing trip, and to enjoy the sunset from up there – since soon there won’t be a sunset for a long time.
Taking the Sammalvaara skiing trail up to Pyhäkero, this was a nice approximately 40 km round trip, with an altitude difference of about 430 m from lake Ounasjärvi up to the summit. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
Finally I found the time to go for a short skiing trip. Since I only had a few hours and wanted to ski up to the fells, I decided to take the Sammalvaara skiing trail, north-west of the Ounastunturi mountains. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
The peak of Pyhäkero is the most visible part of the Pallas-Yllästunturi national park when looking from Hetta toward South – toward the national park. Several trails are leading to – or over the Pyhäkero fell. For our weekend trip, we chose to make ski around the Pyhäkero fell, including one overnight stay at the Sioskuru open wilderness hut, instead of just taking the shortest way up. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
A nice skiing track in the Hetta region is the Sammalvaaran latu (Sammalvaara skiing trail), which is a bit West of the main tracks from Hetta to Pyhäkero and Sioskuru, and which has two lean-to shelters along the trail: the Rautujärvi laavu, and the Postitupajärvi laavu. The latter one was the target for this short skiing trip, which we choose for having our lunch that day. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article