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Pyhä-Luosto guided half day tours

Pyhä-Luosto guided half day tours

Every weekday a new tour or two in the Pyhä-Luosto National Park and its surroundings. Choose your tour out of a selection of 8 different guided tours all including transportation from Pyhä or Luosto.  

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.

Tours are organised every weekday from Monday to Friday by a local guide with high expertise. Choose your favorite topics.

A GUIDED DAY TOUR IN PYHA-LUOSTO

Meals:

  • snacks as mentioned

Guide:

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

Tours available on each weekdays:

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

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

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.This tour includes snacks 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

The Amethyst Mine hides many jewels , and some of them can be worth up to 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

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 tower and watch the life of the birds on the 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: 10.00-13.00 Canoeing on Lake Pyhäjarvi, 3h

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 

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 enjoy snacks around 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

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

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

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

Booking of several tours: add the same product to te shopping cart as many time as needed, please tell in extra information, which tour you are booking.

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 week alternative!

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

 

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