Pyhä-Luosto National Park is the southernmost range of fells in Finland, already inhabited by the Stone Age and later an important area for Sami people. The 35 km long mountain range Pyhä-Luosto is a remnant of one of the world's oldest mountain ranges. The mountains are surrounded by beautiful Taiga forests and vast aapa bogs.
During the week we make five day trips to different parts of the national park. We experience both the rugged nature of the mountains and the winter atmosphere of Taiga forrest in the beautiful midwinter light. There is enough daylight for 5-6h daily excursions.
We use OAC Skinbased skis on the excursions. Finnish OAC - company has developed a skin based ski which combines a Nordic backcountry ski, and a snowshoe. OAC "skis" are short and have a wide synthetic skin attached to the bottom, making it easy to move forward. On slopes you can slide down, which can not be done with regular snow shoes. Using OAC skinbased skis is just as easy as walking with snowshoes. The binding is suitable for all types of hiking boots, please take your own warm boots.
Travel to the nearest train or bus station where we will pick you up. By train and bus you will also see more of the destination country. This trip is conveniently accessible by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and onwards by buss to Pyhä, where we will meet you.
Day 1. Arrival at Pyhä ski resort.
Day 2: Day trip around the fell Kultakero. Ca. 8 km.
Day 3. With a ski lift to the top of Kultakero, from where we continue to the Nationalpark and Karhunlampi cottage. Ca. 8 km.
Day 4. To Peurakero fell via Huttuloma cabin. About 10 km.
Day 5 Pyhälampi Cottage. We follow the Pyhäjoki River through the Taiga Forest. About 10 km.
Day 6. Day trip to Soutajafjäll.
Day 7. Time to travel back home.
Guide. Roope Roine.