Guided Snowshoe Treks


Guided Boreal Forest Snowshoe Hike
Guided Snowshoe hike to the Summit of Jyppyvara
Guided Snowshoe hike to Pyhäkero

2 Guided Boreal Forest Snowshoe Hikes Close to the Homestead

This activity starts at ends back at the husky homestead (so you are welcome to add on a husky farmstead visit to the start or end of your tour). It always takes a while for the group to get their snowshoes on and find the right size of poles but then we head straight out of the yard into the northern Boreal forests surrounding the farm. We have two track options depending on the snow conditions and fitness of the group. The shorter, flatter option, takes you out through the forests on a little-used trail to the edge of the open marshes where we may encounter reindeer, and the longer and slightly more challenging option goes a little higher and is a little more technical but provides a few tantalising views of the surrounding area from the highpoint on a small ridge.

Shorter Ridge Walk

Price per adult: €40

Price per child: €40

Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €125
Min. participation numbers: 3 people
Programme duration: c. 1.5 hours
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion to the summit of Jyppria with discussions, en route, about local flora and fauna through the year. Hot drinks and a snack at the summit kota.

Longer Ridge Walk

Price per adult: €50

Price per child: €40

Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €170
Min. participation numbers: 4 people
Programme duration: c. 2 hours
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion to the summit of Jypprä with discussions, en route, about local flora and fauna through the year. Hot drinks and a snack at the summit kota.


Snowshoe Trek Through Jypprä Nature Reserve

There are a number of skiing, snowshoeing and hiking routes that start from the Skierri in Hetta - the Sami museum, nature centre and tourist information centre. One ascends c. 130m to the summit of Jypprä – a hill of ancient importance to the local inhabitants of the area as a site of offerings to pagan gods on an ideal snowshoe trail to the summit shelter which has been built by the Ministry of Forestry and is a great place to take a break, make a fire and enjoy a hot drink and snacks whilst looking down on a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Behind you, lies the Arctic tundra landscape that stretches out towards Norway and Nordcapp – the most Northerly point of land in Europe. Directly to the West lies Sweden and the longest undammed river in Europe (now frozen over). To the East, a little further away, is the long wilderness border between Russia and Finland and to the South, glorious views of the Northern fell landscape of the Pallas-Yllas National Park, Finland's third largest and, according to many, her most beautiful.

As we warm ourselves by the fire, there will be plenty of time to learn about the changing landscape through the seasons and about the fauna and flora that abound. If lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of the Northern lights, since Jypprä provides one of the best vantage points around.

Price per adult: €70

Price per child: €55

Price per family group (maximum 2 adults and 3 children, age 12 or under): €225
Min. participation numbers: 4 people
Programme duration: c. 3 hours
Price includes: a guided snowshoe excursion to the summit of Jypprä with discussions, en route, about local flora and fauna through the year. Hot drinks and a snack at the summit kota.


Guided Snowshoe hike to Pyhäkero

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