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Pyhä-Luosto

Pyhä-Luosto

 Pyhä-Luosto is a diverse entirety comprising two fell resorts and located only 90 minutes’ drive from Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle. Visitors to Pyhä-Luosto can enjoy the nature of Finland’s southernmost fell range in the national park, on the quality maintained cross-country and downhill skiing conditions, as well as at the only Amethyst Mine in Europe that welcomes visitors. One quality the area shares is the unhurried atmosphere, genuine Lappishness and modern tourist services combined with active holidaymakers to make a pleasant entirety. Pyhä and Luosto are located close to one another – in fact so close that a visitor can easily use the services of both resorts.
 

Sights and places to visit

Pyhä-Luosto to National Park - Just so close!

Welcome to experience the magnificent landscape, beautiful natural features and peace of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, together with the area's versatile services. The Pyhä-Luosto National Park is located just aside of Pyhä and Luosto tourist centres, connecting these two centres along the hiking and skiing trails.

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a superb destination for day trips and short hikes throughout the year.

If you are planning a hike in Pyhä-Luosto national park, Naava is a good place to start and get more information and in Luosto you get information from Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi.

Pyhä-Luosto Visitor and Culture Centre Naava

Naava provides information on services and natural features in the Pyhä-Luosto national park's region. Permanent exhibition displays how Pyhätunturi fell and the National Park came to be and displays the area's natural features. Naava is also a happening and meeting centre in Pyhä-Luosto area. The cafe-restaurant Café Loimu in Naava offers food and pastries made from the natural ingredients of Lapland.

Amethyst Mine

Within the immediate vicinity of the Luosto fell resort is Europe’s only functioning Amethyst Mine. The Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is probably one of the only gemstone mines in the world that welcomes visitors. From the mine on the fell summit, you are led into the fascinating world of gemstones. During the one-hour programme you will learn about the geological history of the area and the secrets behind the gemstones. The finding of your own stone will firmly establish the personal meaningful experience. The mine is open daily.

Amethyst Mine
Lampivaara
FI-99555 Luosto
Tel: +358 (0)400-523 924
visit@amethystmine.fi
www.amethystmine.fi

 

Tourist information

Pyhä-Luosto Matkailuyhdistys ry
Visitor and Culture Centre Naava
Luontotie 1
98530 Pelkosenniemi
Tel. +358 (0)205 64 7302
pyhaluosto@metsa.fi
www.luontoon.fi/NAAVA
 

Ski resorts

Pyhä Ski Resort:
Pyhä is a true Lappish ski resort surrounded by the natural beauty of fell landscapes in the Pyhä-Luosto National Park. The well-maintained ski slopes, efficient ski lifts and great service guarantee fabulous skiing days at Pyhä.
  • 9 lifts, 14 slopes
  • New PyhäExpress detachable 6-seater
  • Elevation 280 m, peak 500 m
  • Longest slope 1800 m
  • Lift capacity 10400 skiers per hour
Luosto Ski Resort:
The 3 slope areas have 7 slopes providing exciting skiing moments for those who enjoy skiing.The general profile of the slopes is suitable for family travellers and friends of relaxed downhill skiing, but the Sun slope also offers demanding challenges to the more active skier. Luosto also boasts off-piste skiing and street, so favoured by snowboarders Ski season will start in November-December (depending on weather situation).
  • 7 slopes with traverse routes
  • Lengths 400-1500 m
  • Elevation 60-225m.
  • Maintained slopes approx. 7 km.
Ski trails:
There are over 150 kilometers of ski trails in Pyhä-Luosto. Part of the tracks goes through the Pyhä-Luosto National Park. The trails of Luosto and Pyhä are connected to each other.
 

Pyhä-Luosto Summer Events

 

Pyhä Unplugged
In summer the popular music festival Pyhä Unplugged will be organised again in the great landscapes of Pyhätunturi fell. Concerts will be held within three days from Thursday to Saturday in different locations. The incredible acoustics of Aittakuru open-air amphitheatre and the gorge's magic attracts people year after year to come and enjoy the event's unique atmosphere.

LuostoClassic
LuostoClassic is special classical music event with a difference. There people's values, the nature and music meet. The LuostoClassic festival brings the world's top performers out to the Lappish nature to play for people who might not visit a concert hall otherwise. The music embraces you as you lay on a bed of heather, eating blueberries. The concert halls are venues shaped by nature - a slope of a fell, an ice age river and a deep forest pond.

Ruskaswing
Ruska Swing is a tradiotional jazz music festival. The idea is to offer easy-to -listen but artistically ambitious and exellent music in wonderful natural surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. The majority of concerts take place in Pyhätunturi: there are small and large bars and restaurants, the romantic Chapel of the Northern Lights and Aittakuru.