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Pikkurompa trail

  • The trail starts by passing underneath Sodankyläntie road. Photo: AT

    The trail starts by passing underneath Sodankyläntie road. Photo: AT

  • In the beginning of the trail, the Kurjenaapa Bog is crossed near the Makialampi Pond. Photo: AT

    In the beginning of the trail, the Kurjenaapa Bog is crossed near the Makialampi Pond. Photo: AT

  • Makialampi Photo: AT

    Makialampi Photo: AT

  • The bog sections and wettest points are covered by duckboards. Photo: AT

    The bog sections and wettest points are covered by duckboards. Photo: AT

  • Cranberries. Photo: AT

    Cranberries. Photo: AT

  • The trail runs mainly in a mixed forest. Photo: AT

    The trail runs mainly in a mixed forest. Photo: AT

  • The trail is marked with posts and paint markings on trees. Photo: AT

    The trail is marked with posts and paint markings on trees. Photo: AT

  • Massive forests grow in areas along the trail. Photo: AT

    Massive forests grow in areas along the trail. Photo: AT

  • The trail is clearly marked. Photo: AT

    The trail is clearly marked. Photo: AT

  • A small open bog is crossed before the Lapp hut. Photo: AT

    A small open bog is crossed before the Lapp hut. Photo: AT

  • A traditional log-built Lapp hut sits at the edge of Sortovaara Hill. Photo: AT

    A traditional log-built Lapp hut sits at the edge of Sortovaara Hill. Photo: AT

  • A clear-watered spring is in the vicinity of the Lapp hut. The water quality is not monitored. Photo: AT

    A clear-watered spring is in the vicinity of the Lapp hut. The water quality is not monitored. Photo: AT

  • There is a campfire site, woodshed and dry toilets next to the Lapp hut. Photo: AT

    There is a campfire site, woodshed and dry toilets next to the Lapp hut. Photo: AT

  • The trail climbs up the rocks of Sortovaara Hill. Photo: AT

    The trail climbs up the rocks of Sortovaara Hill. Photo: AT

  • The Pikkuromppa trail has a feel of wilderness. Photo: AT

    The Pikkuromppa trail has a feel of wilderness. Photo: AT

Pikkurompa trail

The Pikkurompa Trail is in Vikajärvi, 20.7 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The signature features of the landscape are rugged hills, open water-logged string bogs and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and has several resting places, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations. The location is easy to access all year round.

The Pikkurompa Trail takes you to the old forests of Sortovaara, or Sorto Hill, which are almost in their natural state. It also includes bog sections that are crossed on duckboards. The round trip of the circular trail and the connecting trail totals 4.5 km. The difficulty level is medium. If you only hike the western branch of the trail to the Sortovaara Sami hut and take the same route back, the difficulty level is easy; only the Sortovaara surroundings are medium in difficulty. Besides hiking, the trail is also suitable for snowshoeing in the winter.

There is a Sami hut along the trail in Sortovaara, where hikers can make a campfire. There is also a woodshed, outhouse and a spring near the Sami hut.

Directions: drive 22.1 km out of the city centre of Rovaniemi along Sodankyläntie; turn right into the Makialampi parking area next to the intersection and follow the Pikkurompa Trail signposts. The trail starts with an underpass to the other side of Sodankyläntie. Buses operate on Sodankyläntie with bus stops fairly close to the Arctic Circle Hiking Area.

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  • Length: 3.63 km
  • Difficulty level: Easy trail Easy trail
  • Time: 3 h
  • Viewed: 3775
  • Latitude: 66.614025877389
  • Longitude: 26.0934765300904

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