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Lapland Classic Pikkumutka Hike

Published on January 2019

Lapland Classic Pikkumutka

73.5 km – 5 days

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1st Hiking Day: Hetta- Ketomella 28,5 km

Remember to eat generously in the morning as today is the longest hiking day towards the silence of the fells. We start the hike with a bus transfer from Ylläs to Hetta lake shores. To cross over to the start of the hiking trail we take a boat transfer over the lake Ounasjärvi. After checking our gear and preparations we start the first day hiking route in culturally historical areas of Tappuri and its beautiful sceneries. In the evening we arrive in small village Ketomella at Kosti’s house. Sleeping in shared cabin accommodation with dinner and a nice “löyly” in the sauna. The master of the house, Kosti, might join us at the end of the evening by the fire place in Kota hut.

2nd Hiking Day: Ketomella – Vuontisjärvi 27 km

After home made breakfast we will continue our journey to the national park area, where many of the southern and northern areas meet. The difference can be seen in the nature in a different kind of diversity. Lunch break is held at Hannukuru but as the day is long we also stop for rest in Suaskuru with breathtaking sceneries. The accommodation of tonight is down by lake Vuontisjärvi small wilderness hotel in twin rooms or shared cabins. Evening program includes hotel buffet dinner and sauna and swim in the crystal clear, cold, fell lake Vuontisjärvi.

3rd Hiking Day: Vuontisjärvi – Pallas 18 km

Last day hiking route sceneries open up hundreds of kilometers away while we travel along the fell line. We will have our camp lunch in Nammalakuru or Rihmakuru, where we will travel through the winding reindeer path between the fell lines. Our last leg ends at legendary hotel Pallas where transport awaits. There is still time for a visit in local national park nature center before drive to Ylläs. Sauna is ready and last night festive dinner served from hotel buffet at hotel Ylläsrinne.


Total Length of the Hike: 73,5 km

Total Duration of the Hike: 5 Days, hiking days 3

Dates: From Hetta to Pallas 26.8- 30.8.2019 (3 hiking dates: 27.-29.8.2019)

Price: 660 € / person

All hikes include: Accommodation on the first and last night in Hotel Ylläsrinne with half board (breakfast and dinner) and sauna, full board during the hike (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner), accommodation in group rooms and/ or twin rooms, sauna, transport, luggage transport, hiking guidance and the information event with guides before the beginning of the hike.

Information event: Will be held to the participants at Hotel Ylläsrinne on the night before departure at 17.30. We go through the course of the hike, questions about safety and gear and we get to know the guides and the routes. For assuring the smooth running and safety of the hike we ask the participants to arrive early to the information event. After the event, we will have dinner and sauna together before bedtime.


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Lapland Classic Packing Tips

To wear in the mornings of take-off:

  • Outdoor jacket (windproof, fastly drying, water repellant, with pockets)
  • Outdoor trousers (same features as in the jacket)
  • Technical, long, underwear
  • Shirts
  • Hiking boots or hiking snickers (well used to prevent blisters)
  • Hiking socks
  • Baseball cap, scarf, hat and/or other headwear
  • Gloves for windy days
  • Hiking/ walking poles can help you walking on narrow paths.

Day pack that you carry during the hike:

  • Sunglasses
  • Knife
  • Map (You will receive A4 copy of the route, but we can recommend to get a map of the national park) and a compass
  • Cell phone that works abroad
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Cup for coffee and tea and thermo bottle if you like to have your own coffee or tea with you during the hike (served at lunch break only)
  • Plate
  • Spoon-fork
  • Drink bottle/s and thermo bottle for hot water for lunch
  • Camera
  • Blister blasters, sports tape, painkillers and possible personal medication needed during the day
  • Energy- and chocolate bars, raisins, peanuts etc. snacks
  • Magnesium for muscle cramps
  • Cream for abrasions (for example sink cream)
  • Seat cover to protect your trousers on outdoor breaks

Guide pack includes:

  • Coffee pans, coffee and tea
  • First Aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bags, extra straps, and leash, duct tape, sewing kit – Wipes or a dishwashing brush – Preparing and patching kit (tape, knife, wire, fast glue) – Needle and thread
  • Backpack or another similar softback, which is easy and fast to grab by the service car driver. Max. weight 20kg:
    Leisure time shoes (sandals etc.) for your swollen feet in the evenings
  • Sets of underwear that are easy to wear on a hike
  • Couple of t-shirts
  • Hiking socks and normal socks
  • Fleece-mid layer or something similar (such as sweatpants)
  • Personal hygiene kit
  • Polo-neck-shirt
  • Both long and short underwear
  • Woolen shirt and woolen socks or other warm wear
  • Torch or a headlight
  • Elastic bandage and liniment cream and other medical supply for your needs in evenings

Pack only the necessary and needed things into your day pack and backpack. Avoid taking too many things. Day pack needs to be so light you can carry it yourself through the entire hike. Remember to pack your medicine into the day pack.

The maximum weight for the backpack that travels in the service car is 20 kg. Avoid using hard case suitcases and take a backpack, rug sack or sports bag instead. Do not pack anything fragile in your backpack.



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