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Welcome to Pyhätunturi

Pyhätunturi

The town we’re located in – Pyhätunturi – is situated in eastern Lapland, in the north of Finland. While we’re only 1.5 hours away from Rovaniemi international airport, we’re located right in the middle of pure, pristine nature. The nearest city Kemijärvi is 50km away. While our town is small, it has all the services and amenities travelers need – and our guides, business owners and locals are keen to share this gem of Lapland with guests from all over the world.

Our small town has great high-quality restaurants, as well as activity companies and a supermarket. Everything you need is right here and within walking distance.

Enjoying the nature

Lapland is a nature lovers paradise, and the fun doesn’t stop at the border of the national park. Finland has a law called everyman’s law, which states that you can commune by foot in nature anywhere, so exploring these northern boreal woods is a breeze, and completely legal – and most of all, a 100% safe if you’re well equipped.

Our staff and guides are happy to help you plan your own excursions and help with understanding the extent of these laws. Remember to take your camera with you!

Winter experiences in Pyhätunturi Finland

Winter activities

At Pyhätunturi you can take part in a reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. Ride on horses and make trips with fat bikes. You can go cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing.

You can explore many more possibilities and book the best winter experiences directly from our website.

Summer experiences in Pyhä

Summer activities

During the summer season, you can eg. hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, berry picking, biking, hiking, the same, getting to know the local culture and attending cultural events in the neighborhood. You can pamper yourself at a massage or beauty salon or explore the amethyst mine.

Pyhä Ski Resort

The Pyhä Ski Resort season usually starts in the middle of November and lasts the end of April. Pyhä's lift tickets can also be used at Ruka Ski Resort in Kuusamo.

  • 9 lifts, 14 slopes
  • PyhäExpress detachable 6-seater chair lift
  • Elevation 280 m, peak 500 m
  • Longest slope 1800 m
  • Lift capacity 11.200 skiers per hour

The national park of Pyhä-Luosto

The oldest national park in Finland, called the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, is wrapped around Pyhätunturi, and the well-marked hiking and skiing routes start a minute’s walk from Pyhä Igloos. You can spend days exploring the wonders of the Lappish nature, whether by hiking, biking, snowshoeing or skiing – alone, with a guided group, or with a private guide. Finland’s national park system makes sure we have easily accessible, well-preserved nature to enjoy. 

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