Pyhä-Luosto National Park


This park's core is the line of fells stretching 35km from Pyhä to beyond Luosto. It preserves old-growth forest with endangered plant species, the southern Lapland fell ecosystem, and aapa (open bog) areas harbouring snipe, bean geese, swans and golden eagles. Walkers are well provided for, with several marked trails, together with the resorts' network of ski trails.

There are several huts for overnighting.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lapland attractions

1. Luontokeskus Naava

3.89 MILES

By the roundabout in Pyhä, this modern nature centre has a good exhibition on the geology and ecosystem of the area, information on Pyhä-Luosto National…

2. Kopara

4.37 MILES

Between Pyhä and Luosto (15km northwest of Pyhä and 8km southeast of Luosto), this farm is a good place to meet reindeer. You can go on a short walk that…

3. Lampivaara

7.14 MILES

Situated 3km south of Luosto up on the hillside, this amethyst mine focuses on small-scale production for jewellery, using low-impact mining methods…

4. Aurora House

22.74 MILES

If you miss witnessing the aurora borealis, this 45-minute simulation in a purpose-built riverside tepee is the next best thing. Lean back on a reclining…

5. Puustelli

24.17 MILES

On the western side of town (take the path past the campground and keep going), this noble old building displays many of the wooden sculptures from past…

6. Vanha Kirkko

29.21 MILES

One of the few buildings in Lapland to survive the Nazis' scorched-earth retreat in WWII is this, the region’s oldest church, dating from 1689. It stands…

7. Alariesto Galleria

29.25 MILES

Above the tourist office, this gallery displays paintings by famous local artist Andreas Alariesto (1900–89), who depicted traditional Sámi life in an…