Riisitunturi National park

Riisitunturin kansallispuisto

The Riisitunturi National Park is in Posio(Lapland) - This park is particularly interesting since it has open areas for viewing the pine and spruce forests against the lower lake level. Most of the park is around 300 meters above sea level. This park has a very exceptional view over the Kitkajärvi lake. The shortest hiking trail is 4 kilometers and the longest over 30 kilometers making this park ideal for longer hiking and camping trips.

Recommended: Go on the round-trip hike, or circular trail called the Riisin Rääpäsy Trail. This 4 kilometer trail takes three hours. Most importantly, it takes you up high for a magnificent view over the lakes below.

Driving directions to the entry point of the Riisin Rääpäsy Trail, where you will also find a hut for trail information. Navigate to a city called Viitaranta(city), which is Lappi. From there you are 3 kilometers away from the entry point of the park.

Directions to Viitaranta in Google maps. -3 kilometers from the park.

Video - One musher takes his sled-dogs out for a ride.