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National Park Tour Lapland: Pyhä-Luosto, 2 nights

National Park Tour Lapland: Pyhä-Luosto, 2 nights

Three guided tours in the Arctic nature in two days.  Pyhä-Luosto National Park is an optimal location for nature adventures with its hills, ravines, old villages and rivers.

National Park Tour is a self-drive holiday in Finland. Skafur-Tour has made holiday planning easy for you, you simply choose out of ready-made 1-6 day active holiday packages and move the chosen "building blocks" to your travel cart. You can choose out of three routes Lakes, Lapland and later also Archipelago. We can also book for you a Sixt rental car (up to 9 people). Are you traveling with a dog? Ask for pet friendly cars. You can get to Pyhä also by bus. There are two daily buses both ways, at 9 and 17.45 from Rovaniemi to Pyhä and at 6.20 and 15.00 from Pyhä to Rovaniemi.

Pyhä-Luosto National Park  is known for its 35 kilometer chain of hills and its extra-ordinary beautiful nature. In the middle of the park there is an amethyst mine, the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors. This mine hides many jewels, some of them can be up to 2000 million years old. If you are lucky you can find most famous jewel in Lapland – the Shaman jewel. In the center of Pyhä you will find the Naava heritage center , which is worth stopping by. There is a nice lunch restaurant and no entrance fee to the exhibition, where you can learn about the geology of Pyhä- Luosto´s national park as well as about the cultural history of the local Sámi people.

Hotel Luostotunturi with its unique log cabin area  is surrounded by the most beautiful Arctic forests and hills. The environment is silent and authentic. There is less light in the village, which makes Luosto one of the best northern light observation places during the aurora seasons (Sept-Nov, Feb-April). In the hotel there is a spa and four dining restaurants, a dancing restaurant a music pub and four bars taking care of the entertainment.

Your excursions  start on the next morning from the arrival. You can choose 3 out of 4 different half-day trips offered. What is common to all the trips is that you will move around in the Arctic nature with a guide, who knows the district thoroughly.   

 

NATIONAL PARK TOUR LAPLAND: PYHA-LUOSTO 2 DAYS 

Accommodation:

  • Hotel Luostotunturi /hotel room or cabins

Meals:

  • 2x breakfast,2x dinner (part of the tour include snacks, mentioned in description)

Guide:

  • all tours are guided incl. transportation and equipment necessary in Pyhä-Luosto area

Program: depending on your arrival day you can choose 3 out of the following 8 tours

  • Sunday: Monday morning-Tuesday  
  • Monday: Monday afternoon - Wednesday  
  • Tuesday: Tuesday afternoon - Thursday  
  • Wednesday: Wednesday afternoon - Friday morning activities

Tours available on each weekday:

1. Monday/morning 10-12.30:  Hiking tour to the Isokuru Ravine and the Pyhänkasteenputous Waterfall, 6,5km, 2,5h, level easy-medium(stairs)

Hiking along Finland's deepest gorge to the Holy baptism waterfalls provide a unique and unforgettable experience. The steep walls of the gorge rise up to 220 meters and at the bottom of the gorge the nature is rich and inhabited by various bird species.

The Big Gorge Isokuru is about 2.5 billion years old, and several Ice ages have shaped the rugged landscape. During the hike you will hear geological history of the area, as well as the nature and history of the Sámi people. Please, remember to use good shoes and take a water bottle with you!

Pick-up times: 9.30 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 10.00 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

2. Monday/afternoon 15.30-17.30: Fishing by the fell 2h, level easy

We will pack our fishing rods and head to the beautiful lake Pyhäjärvi (=the Holy Lake). The lake is near the fells with eye-catching views. We'll enjoy delicious roasted sausages and traditional black pot coffee around campfire. Your catch can be roasted over the fire.

Pick-up times: 15.00 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 15.30 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

3. Tuesday/morning 10..30-13.00: Tour to the Amethyst mine 2,5h, level easy

The Amethyst Mine hides many jewels , and some of them can be worth up tp 2000 million year old.If you are lucky, you can find the most famous jewel in Lapland, the Shaman jewel. During the tour you can take wonderful photos of the magnificent landscapes and wilderness areas. We'll drive near the Amethyst Mine by car. A short walk can be included. 

Pick-up times: 10.30 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 10.00 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

4. Tuesday/afternoon 15.30-18.00: Nature Trail and Birdwatching 2,5h, level easy

This nature trail leads you through the beautiful forest and continues on duckboards over a wonderful mire. You can climb up to a bird watching and watch the life of the birds on th bog. Numerous species of Woodpeckers, Red-throated Diver, Swan, Bean Goose, Smew, Grain, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Little Bunting, Hawks and Owls as well as the Golden eagle, moose, reindeer and the brown bear can be seen from the tower.

Pick-up times: 15.00 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 15.30 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

5. Wednesday/morning: Canoeing on Lake Pyhäjarvi, 3h, level easy

Come and enjoy nature's beauty on our canoeing tour by the lake of Pyhäjärvi! Canoeing is a nice and relaxing activity, which does not require prior experience. Our guide will teach you the basics. Drinks and snacks served during the break. 

Pick-up times: 9.30 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 10.00 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

6. Wednesday/afternoon 15.00-17.30: Fishing by the river 2,5h, level easy 

What if a strong trout or a pike catches your lure? These are just some of the great moments you might experience on this tour. Also graylings as well as many other species live in the river. We'll enjoy the atmosphere and have some delicious roasted sausages with traditional pot coffee by campfire. 

Pick-up times: 15.00 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 14.30 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

7. Thursday/morning 10.00-12.30: Feel the National Park by Hiking 6,5km 2,5h, level easy-medium(stairs)

Pyhä-Luosto national park is one of the first National Parks in Finland. This easy hike takes you to the National Park area. On the way you will learn a lot about the nature and its secrets. It can well happen, that a Siberian jay follows you on the hike and even sits on your hand.

Pick-up times: 10.00 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 9.30 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre 

8. Thursday/afternoon 15.30-18.00: The historical village of Suvanto and Naava nature heritage centre 2,5h, level easy

The village of Suvanto is one of the few villages in Lapland, which survived from burning during the II World War. Its architecture and atmosphere with the landscape are great to experience around the year. Suvanto is one of the few villages in the region, which survived the destruction caused in World War II. This village has got Europa Nostra price and it was also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. On the way back we'll stop at Naava nature heritage centre telling you more about the geology and nature of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. The exgibition also tells you about the culture of the indigenous Sámi people.

Pick-up times: 15.00 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 15.30 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre 

9. Friday/morning 10.30-13.00: Tour to the Amethyst Mine 2,5h, level easy

The Amethyst Mine hides many jewels , and some of them can be worth up tp 2000 million year old.If you are lucky, you can find the most famous jewel in Lapland, the Shaman jewel. During the tour you can take wonderful photos of the magnificent landscapes and wilderness areas. We'll drive near the Amethyst Mine by car. A short walk can be included. 

Pick-up times: 10.30 Luosto/Hotel Luostotunturi or Hotel Aurora, 10.00 Pyhä/Naava visitor centre

Please mention the tours you want to choose in extra information field of your booking request. 

Please note:  As safety of our guests is a priority for us, Skafur-Tour preserves a right to change the program in case of challenging weather conditions. In case you would prefer to get a tour on the weekend, please contact sales@skafur-tour.fi and we'll make you a private offer. See also: our longer holiday alternative!

LOCATION: Sodankylä 
Airport: Rovaniemi
Railway: Rovaniemi or Kemijärvi
Car rental: Rovaniemi 119km

Category Tours
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Price 334,50€/person in double room, in single room 419,50€
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