Yllästunturi Fell, 719 m.a.s.l.
Yllästunturi fell is a landmark of western Lapland. Being over 500 metres higher than the surrounding terrain, on Yllästunturi one can see things way over 100 kilometres away – which amounts to a large part of the area of Lapland, that is. Yllästunturi fell can be conquered from the west by hopping from one natural stone to another, from the north by walking along a road or comfortably from the southeast enjoying the longest ski lift ascent in Finland. By special request, the ski lift can also function as a sauna!
For more information on the Ylläs1 gondola ski lift and the services on top of Yllästunturi fell see Sport Resort Ylläs
Keskinen Laki, 615+ m.a.s.l.
The lower peak of Ylläs fell, Keskinen laki, is the highest untouched area in the region. Easy to conquer, Keskinen laki is a great place to get to know the nature of the fell: By searching near rocks, you can find a tame ptarmigan and a true fell plant, the pink-flowered trailing azalea.
Kellostapuli Ravine, 503 m.a.s.l.
The steep Kellostapuli Ravine is the noble little sister of Ylläs. The top of this fell sister is hard to reach, but the easiest way to conquer her is to climb the fell ridge in the east.
Kesänkitunturi fell, 535 m.a.s.l.
Fill your bottle with water from a spring in Lake Kesänkijärvi. Walk up the path to the old pine trees. Sit and take a break on a fallen dead tree near the forest border. Climb up Pirunkuru Ravine. From rock to rock. Step by step. Lean to the mass of rocks on the top. Breathtaking scenery. Restlessness is long gone. Time stands still. A raven flies by, breaks the spell and guides you to the Tahkokuru lean-to shelter. The flames dance in the campfire. On the way back, your step is light.
A trip to Kesänkitunturi fell is a classic.
Kuertunturi Fell, 446 m.a.s.l.
Surrounding Äkäslompolo in the east, Kuertunturi fell is easy to conquer: at the end of the planned road that reaches the highest altitude is a path which you can take to climb to the peak in half an hour. Flat-topped old pine trees decorate the sides of the path.
Lainiotunturi Fell, 613 m.a.s.l.
If you want to leave everyday troubles below you, Lainiotunturi fell is the place for you. Walk past the peak to the stretch of moor on the eastern side of the fell. Settle down. Take off the clothes of everyday. Dress in the clouds; wear the wilderness on your feet. Wrap yourself in a fell blanket.
Kukastunturi Fell , 477 m.a.s.l.
Across the River Äkäsjoki via the Karila suspension bridge. A three kilometer long gentle ascent through a pine forest. Up the steepening slope to the forest border and the treeless upper regions. And voilá – the peak! Stroll to the top slowly without breaking a sweat or run your way up to the peak. It is your choice.
On your way back, pop by the Karila Cowhouse Gallery to enjoy the offerings of the café and to go on a journey into the world of Lappish beliefs and sounds. For additional information see: www.navettagalleria.fi
Pyhätunturi Fell, 490 m.a.s.l.
Pyhätunturi fell with its multiple peaks is an enticing destination for those fond of heights –even though the fell is not that tall, there is room to breathe in its broad treeless upper regions. Be careful: the magnificent landscape and undemanding fell moor can easily lead to your trip becoming longer than you expected!
Aakenustunturi Fell, 565+ m.a.s.l.
The fell reaches for the skies in front of you. Carry on; soon you can touch the clouds. Ten thousand steps on top of the fell. Take your bag off and let the wind dry your back. The cry of an eagle touches your ears. Around you, the horizon caresses the ground. A reindeer herd grazes beneath you in the wetland. In your soul, the wide world breathes.
Aakenustunturi fell is extraordinary.
Iso-Totovaara Fell, 380 m.a.s.l.
An extension to the 10 km long Aakenustunturi fell is Iso-Totovaara fell, a place with unmatched scenery. Its peak, dubbed Haavepalo, reveals the caldera of Aakenus in all its glory.
Linkukero, 466 m.a.s.l.
The eastern little brother of Äkäskero fell, Linkukero, is a good destination for a daytime trip. A good way to get to Linkukero fell is to walk along the 10-kilometer circle trail that begins near Hotel Äkäskero. The trail rises gradually through atmospheric old-growth forests to the beautiful fell that reveals a fantastic landscape in the east. Located by a small, beautiful pond near the peak is a Laplander’s hut, which is a comfortable place to light a campfire, sit and relax in.
Äkäskero, 508 m.a.s.l.
In the middle of the Ylläs–Pallas fell range is the magnificent Äkäskero fell. The moory peak of the fell is narrow but long and easiest to reach from the southern side. Regard the cottage-esque fir tree groups near the peak with respect: these asexually reproducing fir clones are ages old. A real surprise came about in Central Sweden, where the age of a fir clone not unlike these was found out to be a whopping 9 550 years!
Niesakero Fell, 409 m.a.s.l.
The terrain south of the village of Luosu is dominated by Niesakero fell. The scenery that is revealed from the top of the rocky fell is worth climbing the way up for. The terrain of Niesakero have had an effect on the people of the past as well: three human figures carved on two dead standing pine trees in the early 19th century have been found in the vicinity of the fell.
Kiuaskero Fell, 431 m.a.s.l.
Surrounded by grand old forests, Kiuaskero fell is part of our cultural heritage. In the early 19th century, the astronomer F. G. W. Struve set out to calculate the size and shape of the Earth via triangulations stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea. The lone, peaceful Kiuaskero fell is one of the triangulation points of the Struve Geodetic Arc, an official item on the UNESCO World Heritage list.