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?
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.
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