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Muonio - Olos - Pallas

Muonio - Olos - Pallas

 Fell Lapland is an area in West Lapland is a cluster of fells including Pallas, Olos, Ylläs and Levi. Of the municipalities in the area, Muonio is located in the ‘ lower arm’ of Finland, Enontekiö in the ‘arm of Finland’, while the municipalities of Kittilä and Kolari are further south. What makes Fell Lapland different is the indigenous Sámi culture that still thrives in the district and having verifiably Europe’s cleanest nature.

In addition to its unique nature, Fell Lapland provides all the necessary basic services required for a successful holiday: cross-country skiing trails, husky and reindeer safaris, snowmobile routes, an abundance of bird and fishing waters, pleasant accommodation services and restaurants serving delicious meals. If you are after a holiday that offers more than just city sightseeing and night clubs, Fell Lapland is the place for you. Lapland welcomes you to experience the land of mystique.
 

Tourist information

Northwest Lapland Tourist Association

Address:

Kilpisjärventie 15
FIN-99300 Muonio

E-mail:

info@muonio.fi

Tel:

+358(0)400 175 225

www:

www.tunturi-lappi.fi

 

Sights and places to visit

Pallastunturi Fells

A number of excursion routes lead to the nearby bare fell tops and the Pallas-Hetta hiking trail from Hotel Pallas and the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre. In the springtime, the fells provide excellent opportunities for cross-country skiing, paragliding, telemark skiing, to name just some. The Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park is Finland’s oldest national park, and also one of Finland’s largest: Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.

Pakasaivo

The Pakasaivo canyon lake is an ancient gathering and sacrificial place for the Lapps. This steep edged lake has been estimated to be up to 90 metres deep, but its precise depth is unknown. Measured from the surface of the water, the sides rise to up to 40 metres in height. The water for the lake comes from an underground source called a saivo. The bottom and surface waters never mix, so the water on the bottom is almost oxygen-free and very high in sulphur. This means that anything that falls to the bottom of the lake will be preserved for hundreds of thousands of years. Resting places can be found from the shores of the lake.

Keimiötunturi Fell and Fishing Huts
Climbing to the top of the Keimiötunturi Fell will literally take your breath away, but it is well worth the effort. The summit offers spectacular views over Lake Jerisjärvi and the northern landscapes. The fishing huts located in Keimiöniemi are privately owned, so you will not be able to visit them, but seeing the group of huts from the outside is in itself well worth the visit. The original huts dated back to the sixteenth century, but the oldest existing huts are from the eighteenth century. The fishing huts form one of Finland’s seven wonders, and therefore the site is a regionally significant cultural attraction.

Särkitunturi Fell
Särkitunturi Fell is an easily accessible excursion area, on top of which is a lake, kota shelter and toilet. The view from the top of the fell looking over Pallas has been chosen as Finland’s national landscape. The Särkitunturi Fell is the best viewing site in the region. The trail is easy to traverse, so it is also suitable for families. It is also possible to access the summit along the snowmobile route or by skiing along a well maintained cross-country skiing trail.
 

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Ski resorts

Olos is the smallest and cosiest of the ski resorts. Height difference is over two hundred metres, with the longest slope runs being over a kilometre and a half long. By location, Olos is in prime position – in the heart of Fell Lapland. Olos has the shortest distances to other ski resorts and natural sites in the district.

Pallas is the most genuine and traditional skiing resort, a real paradise for enjoyment. Telemark enthusiasts in particular highly value this resort. In Pallas, the slope height difference is 340 metres, with nine slopes, the longest of which has a 2,400-metre run.