This accessible trail close by the Arctic Circle leads visitors to the beautiful Koutajoki River and a lean-to shelter, where you can pause for a moment, enjoy the atmosphere and natural beauty of the site and have your picnic.
Napapiirin nopia is an accessible trail. The gravel-surfaced, wide path is suitable for wheelchair and rollator users as well as those pushing buggies. On this trail you can experience the first section of the legendary Karhunkierros hiking trail.
The trail is half a kilometre in length and leads you through a light-filled pine forest, offers you a glimpse of mire scenery, and takes you to the atmospheric Rytiniva rest stop beside the beautiful Koutajoki River. The rest stop has a shelter and a campfire site. There is also an accessible toilet on the trail close by the shelter.
Rytiniva rest stop is an atmospheric place for having your picnic, observing nature and resting your gaze on the eddies of Koutajoki River beside the stop. In early summer, the river is livened up by marsh marigolds with their bright yellow flowers and the song of forest birds. Later on, tiny pink twinflowers add a splash of colour. On a hot summer's day, the bravest visitors can cool their toes in the refreshing waters of Koutajoki or take a dip in the river.