Multi-day Ski Trek on Hetta-Pallas hiking trail
Moderate | 4 days | Starting from 849€
The 4-day skiing trek starts from Hetta in the north part of Finnish Lapland and finishes at Pallas fells, 55-60 km southwards. Hetta-Pallas route is one of the oldest hiking trails in Finland. It’s a classic for a good reason – the sights along the long line of fells are stunning. The winter route takes you through old forests and up on the fells. The versatility makes it interesting and beautiful – there is something different around every corner. You get to choose your company, as our tours are organised for private groups.
We sleep in reserved huts (dorm) with no running water or electricity. Drinking water comes from melted snow. One of the huts has a sauna – a chance to experience an authentic Finnish sauna with a guide! All meals are provided during the trek, you just need your own snacks. We also provide all the gear needed such as skis, sleds, warm down jacket and down pants. You bring your personal clothing for skiing and warm shoes for the evening. We will send a detailed gear & clothing list. During day time, we hardly see any other people. There is total silence up here, and nature is still very pure and untouched.
We are not carrying heavy backpacks, instead, we are pulling sledges. Physical condition must be good for this hike. We will ski 12-17 km per day, it is not a lot but with heavy sledges, the skiing speed is slow. We ski with "fell skis", made for this kind of terrain. They are more robust than classic cross-country skis.
We only organise tours for small private groups, so you choose when the trek starts and what is the pace. Our recommendaition is 4 days but this trek can be extended to 5 days if you are feeling unsure about your physical condition. Our local guide is available at all times.
- Day 1. We drive to Hetta and start the ski trek. We ski around 13km-15km to the first hut.
- Day 2. Skiing 10km-12km
- Day 3. Skiing 14km-19km depending on the route we decide to take.
- Day 4. Finish in Pallas, 13km-17km.
The best time for this hike is in March-April.
Transportation from Ylläs or Levi (Kolari/Kittilä), accommodation in shared cabins, skiing gear, meals and specialist guide.
Good physical condition is required for this adventure as we are far away from roads. Skiers carry their own sledges (fjellpulken) and some food. Own travel insurance is a must.
What do I need to bring?
We will send you a specific gear list after booking.
2-3 person 1299 €
4-6 person 849 €
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How to get to Ylläs?
You can fly to Rovaniemi or Kittilä airport in Finland. We come and pick you up from Kittilä.
From Rovaniemi, there is a bus connection to Kittilä, where we pick you up.
By train, you can travel from Helsinki to Kolari, where we pick you up.
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