Spend a refreshing day outdoors and ski to Pyhäkero open wilderness hut. The glittering ski trail across the ice of Ounasjärvi Lake takes you into the forest and to the base of the fell.
A winter skiing trip in the national park awaits you. It’s a good idea to pack a warm drink and a snack to keep up your energy levels. Skiers are surrounded by the soothing sound of skis sliding across snow and the fresh winter air on the Pyhäkero Ski Trail.
Walk about 400 metres along a pedestrian and biking path from the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre to Ounasjärvi Lake, where the trail begins. Now you can experience the utter silence of the north. Skiing on the ice is a unique experience, and the flat surface helps you find a good rhythm.
The trail meanders through open mire and forest landscape. An occasional glimpse of the top of Pyhäkero Fell is a reminder of the chance to take a break at the open wilderness hut. Along the way you can listen to the gentle twittering of a flock of tits. The long horsehair lichen covering the tree branches is a sign of how clean the air is.
A well-deserved break at Pyhäkero open wilderness hut is a highlight of the skiing trip. During the peak season in early spring, a café is also open at the wilderness hut. You can ski farther into the national park if you still have enough energy. Otherwise, the return trip to Ounasjärvi Lake follows an easy downhill trail.