Hiking trails in Kolari
Laestadius Trail (the section located in Finland)
Starting points: Lappea and Sieppijärvi
Lars Levi Laestadius became vicar of the Pajala parish in 1849. It was not long there after that people were already travelling all the way from Sieppijärvi to hear the sermons of the renowned preacher. You can take the newly-renovated
trail from Sieppijärvi through Lappea to the west side of the River Tornionjoki to Pajala, where you will find the Laestadius Museum, among other things.
Find Laestadius trail map here.
Telatie – a duckboard trail from village to village
Starting points: Kurtakko and Venejärvi
This route connects the villages of Kurtakko, Venejärvi and Teurajärvi and takes you through the largest wetland in Finland. Along the way you can light a campfire at a laavu (a kind of lean-to shelter) and marvel at the wetland wilderness from the watch towers.
A detailed map of Telatie can be found in the Ylläs hiking map that is sold in Ylläs.