The Tuomikurun kierros Trail starts at Sport Resort Ylläs and takes you up through some spectacular landscape. The wide and easy trail climbs briskly up to the Lapp hut, where hikers are rewarded with a beautiful view. This is a great place to stop and have a picnic!
More adventurous hikers can start the trail by taking the gondola up to the top of Ylläs to enjoy the landscape. From there, trail signs guide hikers through the rocky outcrops and down to Tuomikuru Day Trip Hut. This alternative route is 2 km longer than the regular trail. Check the opening hours for the gondola on the Sport Resort Ylläs website.
From the Day Trip Hut, the trail descends into the ravine and a lush forest. The area is filled with the scent of old spruce trees and a stream meanders through the ferns. Watch your step on the narrow trail, where there are a lot of roots, and on the duckboards and stairs as well.
After the ravine, the forest opens up and walking becomes easier. The trail continues to the Kahvikeidas wilderness café, which is located above a bubbling spring, and then back to the starting point.
The weather can change rapidly on the fell, and visibility can deteriorate very quickly. Always prepare for cold and rain; you should be prepared for wintery conditions in spring and autumn even if the weather is warm when you set off.
Mobile phone reception is not available on all hiking routes. The signal is usually better in higher and more open terrain. Download the 112 Finland application free of charge and activate it before starting your hike. Remember that mobile phone batteries run down quickly in cold conditions.
Read the instructions and rules for the national park at https://nationalparks.fi/pallas-yllastunturi
Free trail map are available at https://retkikartta.fi
For hiking instructions, rules and tips, go to https://nationalparks.fi/hikinginfinland
Dress according to the weather and choose footwear that is suitable for varied terrain.
Take something to eat, a drink, warm clothing, a fully charged phone, matches, toilet paper, a map, a first aid kit and a rubbish bag with you.
Finnish tap water is very clean. Fill your water bottles before starting out, because you may not necessarily have access to natural water. The availability of natural water varies, and each person uses it at their own risk.