ABOUT PYHÄ & LUOSTO
Pyhä and Luosto are the two famous ski resort villages located in the Pyhätunturi fells area. They are both 1h30 drive away from Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland and closest airport. In addition to the ski slopes, the area is a great holiday destination for all nature-lovers as it offers many nature attractions to discover all year round.
Pyhä-Luosto is indeed the oldest national park registered in Finland. The park consists of old pine forests, Alp-like fells (several peaks are over 500m high) and interesting geology formations such as the Isokuru Gorge or the Luosto Amethyst Mine. Many places have been considered as sacred by the indigenous Forest Sàmi, and some parts of the park are strictly protected by regulations.
Among the other local attractions, one may list the Pyhäjärvi lake and the Pyhäjoki river for canoeing trips. The ice walls in Pyhä are also popular for ice-climbing, so is the national parks in general for snowshoeing, skiing, hiking and fatbiking.