Hetta-Pallas route is one of the oldest hiking trails in Finland. It’s a classic for a good reason – the sights along the long line of fells are stunning. The 5-day skiing trek starts from Hetta in the north part of Finnish Lapland and finishes at Pallas fells, 55-60 km southwards. The route is slightly different in the summer and winter – the winter route takes you through old forests, but also up on the fells. The versatility makes it interesting and beautiful – there is something different around every corner. You get to choose your company, as our tours are organised for private groups.
We sleep in reserved huts (dorm) with no running water or electricity. Drinking water comes from melted snow. One of the huts has a sauna – heaven for some bathing midway through the trek! All meals are provided during the trek, you just need your own snacks. We also provide all the gear needed such as skis, sleds, warm down jacket and down pants. You bring you personal clothing for skiing and warm shoes for the evening. We will send a detailed gear & clothing list. During day time, we hardly see any other people. There is total silence up here, and the nature is still very pure and untouched.
We are not carrying heavy backpacks, instead we are pulling sledges. Physical condition must be good for this hike. We will ski 12-17 km per day, it is not a lot but with heavy sledges the skiing speed is very slow. We ski with “fell skis”, which are made for this kind of terrain. They are more robust than classic cross-country skis.
We only organise tours for small private groups, so you choose when the trek starts and what is the pace. Our local guide is available at all times.
Day 1. We drive to Hetta and start the ski trek. We ski around 13km-15km to the first hut.
Day 2. Skiing 10km-12km
Day 3. Skiing 14km-19km depending on route we decide to take.
Day 4. Finish in Pallas, 13km-17km.
When to go for ski trek in Lapland?
The best time for this hike is in March-April.
Transportation from Ylläs or Levi (Kolari/Kittilä), accommodation in shared cabins, meals and specialist guide.
What do I need to bring on a multi-day ski trek?
We will send you a specific gear list after booking.
Good physical condition is required for this adventure as we are far away from roads. Hikers carry their own backpacks and some food. Own travel insurance is a must.
How to get to Lapland?
The nearest airport is Kittilä, Finland. There’s a direct bus from the airport to Ylläs. By train you can travel from Helsinki to Kolari. There’s a bus connection from the train station to Ylläs, both Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi villages. If you want to start the hike straight away, we pick you up from the airport or train station.
Price for private tour:
1 person: 2099€
2-3 person: 1299€