Biking, kick-biking, Fatbiking and 'Fat-Max' in Hetta

A number of the routes described in the hiking section of our website are also suitable for biking. For instance, Hetta-Näkkälä (26 km) and Kalmakaltio-Pöyrisjärvi-Näkkälä (c.93 km), Näkkälä to Pöyrisjärvi (c.18km), Kalmakaltio to Naltijärvi (c.20km) and Hetta to Sonkamuotka via Muotkajärvi (c.30km). There are Metsähallitus-maintained wilderness cabins in Pöyrisjärvi and Naltijärvi and there are also cabins available for hire in Pöyrisjärvi.


Fatmax-Joring at the Farm
Jyypräväärä Cross Country Trail Network
Pahtajärvi 17km Cross Country Trail
Perilä / Ullatieva Trail


Jyypräväärä Cross Country Trail Network

There are numerous trails criss-crossing the Jyypräväärä hills and ski-tracks so it will be easy to find fun trails that suit your fitness. Let's go and explore together! Our favourite circular route is not shown on any of the tracks below but the first map shows part of the trail.

Price: Adults €, Children €
Duration:
Includes: Bike, helmet, guide.

The second map shows the 13km Jyppyra-Laittavarri SE trail which includes the need to wade across Nakkalajoki. Career was studied or Laittavarrin southeastern bridge. Uraa tutkittu vai Laittavarrin kaakkoisrinteeseen.


Pahtajärvi 18km Cross Country Trail

This loop one of our favourite trails. It follows a skyline trail to the North of Hetta and returns beside a spectacular gorge. The trail is marked with blue signs and can be reached either from the school or nature centre from the lit jogging track that goes in the direction of the Paljasselkä Fell.

At Sissanginselkä the Pahtajärvi Trail turns west and the trail to Näkkälä continues to the north. After the Närpistönjoki lean-to shelter, the Pahtajärvi Trail turns south towards Pahtajärvi.

The most rugged landscape along the trail is at Lake Pahtajärvi, where the lake is down in a canyon and the trail leads along the upper slopes on its east side. There are beautiful wetlands along the trail, where an abundance of Globe Flowers (Trollius europaeus) and the Wood Crane's-bills (Geranium sylvaticum) grow. Just before the village of Hetta, the Pahtajärvi Trail joins the lit jogging track along which you may return to Skierri. The last kilometre of the trail goes along the Peurapolku Trail. There are information boards or signposts in the branches of the Pahtajärvi trail. There are duckboards on the trail but despite that you will need waterproof hiking boots.

Lake Pahtajärvi is a long and narrow lake which flows through a steep gorge on the north side of Hetta. Although getting there involves either a 5km hike or a longer round-trip by skis, it is worth the effort to see the steep cliff walls on both side of the lake. During winter a skiing trail leads across the lake and during summer hikers can admire the area from Pahtajärvi Trail.

Services: The Sissanki rentable hut (Sissangin kota) is located between Sissanginselkä and Paljässelkä and normally kept locked, but can be rented for overnight stays. The Närpistö lean-to shelter is located at the trail’s halfway point.

Duration: 2 - 3 hours including a stop for a lunch break eaten around an open fire in a wilderness kota.
Price: Adults €95, Children €55, Families €250 (<5, inc. up to 2 adults)

Price: Adults €, Children €
Duration:
Includes: Bike, helmet, guide.


Perilä / Ullatieva Trail

A particular favourite with the guides is a beautiful ridge trail c. 4km from the far end of Hetta which is seldom discovered by visitors to the area. The ridge trails crisscross each other many times, giving multiple scenic vantage points along its length and you needn't worry about becoming lost since all paths come back together in the end. On the northern side, the trail meanders along a river and the Jyypräväärä Fells rise up behind. To the south, across a lake, lie the stunning fells of the National Park. At the far end of the trail, the track becomes quite sandy so This is normally offered either as a 2-hour product in summer or a half-day hike out to the far end of the ridge, returning along the shore-line of the lake.

Price: Adults €, Children €
Duration:

Includes: Bike, helmet, guide.