Things to do in summer

The warm atmosphere of the fells

Many people are familiar with Luosto in winter, but have you already explored the summer of the fell?

Rugged and beautiful nature and wild but gentle summer of Luosto offers a lot to experience even during the snow-free period. 

At the other end of the mountain range rises fell Pyhätunturi, or rather Pyhä, known for its deep gorges. Nightless Night in the summer, from horseback riding trips to water activities in Pyhäjärvi and Pyhäjoki.

Luosto has everything that you need for an active holiday: restaurants, accommodation from a cottage to a boutique hotel and activities from disc golf to mountain biking.

Here is a bucket list full of summer activities.



Lampivaara Amethyst mine

The Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is a unique place to visit in Lapland. This authentic gemstone mine is located at the top of Lampivaara, in the middle of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park.

In the Amethyst mine you can have guided tour about  the fascinating world of rocks at the mine. In the amethyst mine you get to dig up your own lucky amethyst, which has been waiting for its discoverer for 2000 million years.

The amethyst mine operates on a sustainable basis, welcomes visitors all year round.


Visits to the Amethyst mine

The Amethyst mine is located on top of the fell, at the top of Lampivaara, about 400 meters above sea level. The scenery that opens from there is spectacular in all seasons. The mine is climbed from the Lampivaara cafeteria about 150 stairs up to the top of Lampivaara and about 63 steps descend to the mining area, so unfortunately the mining area is not easy accessible.

Amethyst mine visits always start at the Lampivaara café, from where the staff guides visitors on to a guided tour. You can hike or cycle to the cafeteria in the summer and ski, snowshoe or hop on an amethyst pendolino in the winter.

Dogs are welcome to join the mining rounds, as long as they are kept on a leash. With your own car, you can reach the Ukkoluoston P-parking.

Luosto Discgolf


Luosto Discgolf park

Luosto DiscGolfPark is an 18-hole AA1-class course completed in summer 2016. It offers varying challenges even for experienced amateurs.

As is typical Ski Resort frisbee-tracks, you can climb up and down the fell by throwing the entire round. If you don't want to tour the entire 2-3-hour tour, there is also an hour-long Luosto loop, which is also ideal for families with children.

If you don't have your own discs, you can pick up a set from Lapland Hotels Luostotunturi, or Santa's Hotel Aurora for a deposit of €50. A driver's license can also be pledged. A fee of €20 per disc will be charged for lost rental disc. The Discgolf park course is free of charge.

DiscGolf/ Look map here 

Frisbeegolf in Pyhä fell

The track starting point is located near the Pyhä Ski resort Family slopes.

Pyhä Frisbeegolf park is a versatile courses and designed for all levels, with fairways between 40-273m. You can either equip yourself with your own discs or rent the discs from Pyhähippu. Price 8€/ set and a fee of 10 € will be charged for lost rental discs.

Golf course free of charge. 

Note! Due to the Kultakero 2023 construction site on the hotel area causes changes to the course. Please ask more information from Kultakero rental shop.

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Mountain Biking in Luosto

Cycling is allowed on most of the marked routes in Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Bike trails can also be found outside The National park: in Luosto from Orresokka.

In the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, you can cycle almost a hundred kilometers of marked routes during the May to August. About 170 kilometers of trails are specially designed for mountain biking. Read more: Mountain biking in Pyhä-Luosto

Download Pyhä-Luosto mountain biking map 

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Luosto geocaching

Geocaching, a popular outdoor activity, is also possible in Pyhä-Luosto!

In Luosto fell local caches are hidden in a built-up area to make it easy for the whole family to participate in the cache hunt. In the Luosto tourist centre, most of them around Ahvenlampi.

The Pyhä fells nearby caches are located in the vicinity of nature centre Naava and Hotel Pyhätunturi.

The caches contain a small plastic box with a log stone. If you wish, you can write your name and the date you found it in the book.

Be sure to put the box back in the cache so that the next searchers can find the box.

You can open the maps below by clicking on the PDF link below. After that, you can even print it in a larger size and take the map with you when looking for caches. 




Bird watching

In Pyhä-Luosto you can spot many birds!

In the spring, you can spot migratory birds from the birdwatching tower along the Pyhä-Luosto nature trails. Tunturiaapa nature trail is a great place for bird watching.

There are several other bird watching towers near the National park in Sokanaava and Kilpiaava in Pelkosenniemi. 128 species of birds have been found in Luosto, of which a hiker may encounter, for example, a siperian jay whistling on a branch of an old pine tree.

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Ukko-Luosto trail 6,5km 

Summit of Ukko-Luosto fell

The trail runs through the versatile forest, fell and mire landscape of central Lapland. Along the trail, you can admire old-growth forests. In the final part of the trail, the trail ascends to the bare top (514 m) of Ukko-Luosto Fell. There are nature information boards along the trail. The duckboards make walking easier in the mire area. There are just under 670 steps for facilitating walking on the block fields of Ukko-Luosto Fell. 

The route towards Ukko-Luosto starts at the Pyhä-Luosto national park gate right next to the slope area of Luosto. The route can be chosen to be travelled via the Ukko-Luosto stairs (575 stairs) or via Tikkalaavu. Along the route you will find the Luosto weather station, the fire guard's hut and the Ukko-Luosto scenic hut with an open Exhibition of Northern sky light phenomena.

More info and map.


Arctic Husky farm


Summer Huskies

Welcome to farm visit to Lapland Husky Safaris Luosto and get to know to arctic sled dogs and their life and training in the farm. We are open Mon-Fri at 12:00-13:00 and tickets 10€ /person and 20€/family. 



Jaakkolan Porotila summer Farm visit

Explore the Jaakkola reindeer farm in the summer. Visitors can hear about the eventful history of the farm, life of reindeer and reindeer husbandry, as well as admire the charming antler heads. In summer, the farm is home to sheeps, dogs, cats, chickens and newborn reindeer calves with their mothers. Farm visits must be booked in advance.

Phone +358 40 412 4934


Aarnilampi beach

At the fell, you'll find the most stunning swimming scenery at the small Aarnilampi beach. The bottom of the swimming spot is sandy and deepens quickly to a suitable swimming depth for both children and adults. Please note that there are only a couple of parking spaces, so it's advisable to head to the beach on foot or by bike. Changing rooms are available on site.

Check the location on the map: Aarnilampi, Luosto.