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Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park


Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park 

Located in Lapland in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari and Muonio.

  • The area is dominated by a chain of fells about a hundred kilometers long and the taiga forests of the northern coniferous forest zone. Area is the most popular national park in Finland. In 2019, visitor counters recorded 561,200 visits.
  • The area is the third largest national park in Finland and has an area of ​​1020 square kilometers.
  • There are several reasons for the popularity of the area. According to a visitor survey, visitors especially appreciate the area’s landscapes, extensive network of trails, general cleanliness and safety. The landscape of Pallastunturi has been chosen as one of Finland’s national landscapes.
  • Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park has dozens of different hiking and skiing trails that are suitable for hikers of all levels. Along the routes you can see the nature of the national park in many ways. Some of the routes take you to the tops of the fells, and some introduce the area’s forest nature and landscapes.

How to Get There?

By Car

  • Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park lies inbetween the Tornio – Kilpisjärvi road (E8-road) and the Rovaniemi – Kittilä – Tepasto – Enontekiö road (roads 79 and 956). Visitors with cars can access the park’s trails from the villages of Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo, at Pallastunturi Fell, from Hetta Village, as well as, from other villages and tourist centres surrounding the National Park.

By Public Transportation

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  • A train travels from Helsinki to Rovaniemi daily and during peak seasons a train travels from Helsinki to Kolari.
  • There is a bus connection from Rovaniemi to Kittilä, Muonio and Hetta. There is also a coach connection from Kolari to Ylläs.
  • The closest airport is in Kittilä. There are daily flights to Kittilä year-round.
  • Levi-Kittilä Taksit and Lähitaksi Levi will serve you at the airport taxi and other taxi needs.

Customer Service and Guidance

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park area is open 24/7. Visitor centers customer services differs from that.

Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas

  • Tunturintie 54, 95970 Äkäslompolo (Kolari)
  • +358 20 639 7039,
  • Provides information on northern natural features, the Ylläs-Aakenus fell area and the diverse hiking opportunities there.
  • A nature exhibition, a logging museum, AV presentations, organised events, tours of the visitor centre and of Varkaankuru Ravine for a fee.
  • Information on hiking, souvenirs, permits and a cafe.

Pallastunturi Visitor Centre

  • Pallastunturintie 557, 99330 Pallastunturi (Muonio)
  • An exhibition on the area, AV presentations, changing exhibitions and events.
  • Reservations for reservable wilderness huts on the Hetta – Pallas Trail and for the rental cabin at Lake Keimiöjärvi.
  • Fishing permits for Lake Pallasjärvi.
  • Local products, books and maps.

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

  • Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
  • An exhibition on the area, AV presentations, changing exhibitions and events.
  • Information on services in Käsivarsi Wilderness Area. Permits and reservations for wilderness huts.
  • Maps, books local souvenirs and a cafe.
  • Tours of the nature centre’s exhibition for a fee.

Please read instructions and rules in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park before visiting.
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Additional Details

  • Activities in the area:Biking, Boating, Birdwaching, Canoeing, Fishing, Geocaching, Guided trips, Hiking, Pick berries and mushrooms, Sights and scenery, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Tenting, Walk on nature trail
  • City ​​or municipality:Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio
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