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  • Arboretum Apukka

    Arboretum Apukka is 16.1 km north-east of Rovaniemi. The tree and bush species garden was established in 2009 in Europe’s northernmost agricultural research station in Apukka. The Arboretum is part of the Olkkajärvi Hiking Area. Plans for the station commenced in 2004 at MTT’s Lapland Research Station...
  • Harjulammen esteetön reitti

    The Harjulampi Accessible Trail starts 1.5 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre, in Rantavitikka. The trail passes through the shoreline scenery of Harjulampi, a beautiful pond with a rich variety of birds. During the years 1967-1998, 85 bird species have been spotted there. 32 of them nest permanently...
  • Karhunulkin luontopolku

    The Karhunulkki Nature Trail is 24 km north-west of Rovaniemi, in the village of Lehtojärvi. It passes through picturesque pine forests up to the rocky peak of Karhunulkki, which offers spectacular views over the area’s lakes. It starts from the parking area, crosses Pellontie and continues 320 m along Karhulammentie until it turns right and follows a power line across Nuoraoja. Soon after Nuoraoja, the trail turns left onto a path through a dry, coniferous forest up onto the hill...
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  • Kielosaari plant and fungus trail

    The Kielosaari Plant and Fungus Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 20.8 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 sites, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations...
  • Kivalonaapa meadow culture trail

    The Kivalonaapa Meadow Culture Trail is in Vikajärvi, 23.2 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features 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...
  • Koivusaari nature trail

    The Koivusaari Nature Trail is located 2.3 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä, on Koivusaari, or Koivu Island, in the Ounas River delta. It is a part of Rovaniemi’s city centre trail network. The Koivusaari Nature Trail is well suited for spring, summer and autumn excursions. The delta islands of the Ounas River are low sand islands and sandbanks that get flooded in the spring...
    3.8/5
  • Könkäänsaari accessible nature trail

    The Könkäsaari Accessible Nature Trail is in Vikajärvi, 20.8 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features 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...
  • Könkäänvaara trail

    The Könkäänvaara Trail is in Vikajärvi, 20.9 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open 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...
    3.5/5
  • Könkäiden Polku trail

    The Könkäiden Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 24.7 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open 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...
  • Korkalovaara nature trail

    The Korkalovaara Nature Trail is located around 3.6 km west of the city centre of Rovaniemi. Korkalovaara, or Korkalo Hill, is one of the hills surrounding the city, and it has been developed since the 1960s. The top of the northern side has been reserved for recreational use. The area features a tennis hall and a small ski slope and diverse ski trails...
    2.5/5
  • Mäntyvaara – Pohtimolampi hiking trail

    The start of the trail is located in Mäntyvaara, or Mänty Hill, 5.4 km west of the city centre of Rovaniemi. There is a residential area on the city side of the hill. The surroundings of the hill are different types of bogs, dry pine forests, and other forest patches. Mäntyvaara also offers tracks for harness racing, go-karting, motocross, and folk racing...
    4.5/5
  • Mire trail

    The Wetland Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 20.8 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open 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...
    5.0/5
  • Möötikkärakan patikkapolku

    Möötikkarakka is located around 24 km north-west of Rovaniemi. It is on a 20-hectare plot of state-owned land, managed by Metsähallitus (the Finnish Forest and Park Service). With its steep south-western slope, Möötikkarakka climbs over 175 m above sea level. From the top, there are spectacular views of the Sonkajärvi area...
    3.3/5
  • Mottimetsän rengasreitti

    Ajo-ohjeet; Rovaniemen keskustasta Norvajärven suuntaan 11 kilometriä. Käänny Norvan länsitielle, jatka 14 kilometriä. Pysäköintialue on vasemmalla puolella tietä. Pysäköintialue on Norvan länsitien ja Lamminrovantien risteyksessä...
  • Olkkajärvi accessible nature trail

    The Olkkajärvi Accessible Nature Trail is 16.5 km north-east of Rovaniemi, in the Olkkajärvi Hiking Area. It is ideal for short day trips, or even little walks to stretch the legs when traveling past the area by car. The Olkkajärvi marina is next to the starting point of the nature trail. Olkkajärvi, or Olkka Lake, is popular among boaters...
  • Olkkajärvi hiking trail

    The Olkkajärvi Hiking Trail is in Vikajärvi, 20.9 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are the rugged hills, open water-logged string bogs and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area has a diverse network of trails with resting places...
  • Ounasvaara nature trail

    The Ounasvaara Nature Trail is 2.9 km east of the city centre of Rovaniemi. It is an ideal day-trip destination because of its easy accessibility. Ounasvaara, or Ounas Hill, is not only a famous sports centre but also a year-round recreation area right by the city centre, with marked and maintained trails and several great vantage points. Ounasvaara offers the opportunity to practise almost 50 different sports, and the selection keeps growing...
  • Ounasvaara winter trail

    The nearest point of the Ounasvaara Winter Trail is 1.6 km east of the Rovaniemi city centre. Ounasvaara, or Ounas Hill, is an ideal day-trip destination because of its easy accessibility. It is not only a famous sports centre but also a year-round recreation area near the city centre of Rovaniemi with marked and maintained trails and several great vantage points. At Ounasvaara, you can practise almost 50 different sports, and the selection keeps growing...
    4.1/5
  • 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...
    3.0/5
  • Pöyliövaara accessible trail

    The Pöyliövaara Accessible Trail is around 3 km south of the city centre of Rovaniemi and the Kemi River. In the winter, ski trails connect to the Ounasvaara ski trail network. Pöyliövaara, or Pöyliö Hill, is a popular berry picking site in the summer.  You can reach the start of the trail by car via the Kemin itäpuolentie road...
  • Pöyliövaara spring trail

    The Pöyliövaara Water Spring Trail is 3.1 km south of the city centre of Rovaniemi and the Kemi River. In the winter, there are ski trails that connect to the Ounasvaara ski trail network. Pöyliövaara, or Pöyliö Hill, is a popular berry-picking site in the summer. The water spring trail is clearly marked in the terrain with red paint...
  • Puistolampi Accessible Trail

    The start of the Puistolampi Accessible Trail is 6.8 km north-east from the city centre of Rovaniemi, next to the Arctic Circle Housing Fair area. In the area, there is the beautiful Puistolampi, or Puisto Pond (actually a lake), with its beach, a popular summer recreation area, especially for families with children. Around the pond, there are diverse flowers and bushes and a playground.  The Puistolampi trail was made accessible by gravelling it in in the summer of 2017...
  • The Santa Claus Forest

    The Santa Claus Forest Nature Trail starts 7.8 km north-east of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle. You can walk from Santa Claus Village to the Santa Claus Forest along the trail. In the Santa Claus Forest, tourists and local people have planted thousands of named spruce trees and can come and see the growth and development of their own trees over the years.  The trail starts at the north-western edge of the Santa Claus Village...
  • Vaattunkivaara nature trail

    The Vaattunkivaara Nature Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 24.7 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features 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...
    3.5/5
  • Vikaköngäs accessible trail

    The Vikaköngäs Accessible Trail is in Vikajärvi, 24.8 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are the 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...
  • Virikkolampi trail

    The Virikkolampi Trail is in Pöyliövaara, a hill 3.1 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre and the Kemi River. In the winter, there are cross-country ski trails that connect to the ski trail network of Ounasvaara. Pöyliövaara is a popular berry-picking site in the summer. The circular Virikkolampi Trail is 5.1 km long...