"Hammastunturi Wilderness Area is located in the forest and fell area between Urho Kekkonen National Park and Lemmenjoki National Park. The core part of the area is the upland of Kehäpää, Hammastunturi and Appistunturi Fells, the highest tops of which rise up to 500 metres. The northern limit of spruce growth crosses the wilderness area, and the spruce forests of the southern part are replaced by pine forests in the north."

By Luontoon.fi

Winter expedition in Hammastunturi wilderness area 5 days

The price includes taxes, online meeting and guidance.



Difficult level. The weather can change quickly and drastically during the hiking.

5 days

Sleeping overnight in tents in the terrain.

Winter camping gear

You can borrow winter camping equipment from friends/relatives or rent them from outdoor stores or online if you do not have your own equipment yet. Additional information.

Group size

The maximum size of the group is 6 people.

Online meeting

We discuss about hiking planning, equipment, and meeting place. Questions and answers. The online meeting is held one month before the hiking starting date.

Who can join?

This expedition requires previous experience: sleeping overnight in a tent in winter, basic skiing skills and the ability to ski using a sledge for 10-20 km day trips.

If you do not have experience yet, we recommend to participate in some of our winter camping courses. You can read the course information here.

The participation in this activity requires a little previous winter hiking experience and basic skiing skills, but you do not need to have your own winter hiking equipment. More information about winter hiking equipment in this link.

Skiing is possible with forest or backcountry skis and using an expedition sledge. Ski trips vary from about 10 to 15 kilometers depending on the weather conditions, and we take breaks at regular intervals. In the area, the weather changes quickly and is unpredictable. For this reason, it may be needed to camp at anytime. We ski a total of about 55 to 65 kilometers long, which can still change according to the situation of the route. You can get to know about winter hiking equipment needed in this link.

We practice and learn more winter hiking skills during the expedition in the terrain. You will learn a lot of new useful information about winter expedition, how to navigate the terrain, read a trekking map, as well as camping routines.

Registration by email info@henkireikaoutdoor.com or SMS +358 443 041 863. Tell me which hike you would like to join. The first payment is 100€ for booking fee, and I will send the bill through email. Remember to pay the rest of the winter hiking one month before the starting date. You will be added to a WhatsApp group, where participants can get to know each other and agree about transportation if needed. Participants also receive a link for an online meeting and detailed information about the winter skiing expedition.

North of the Hammastunturi car parking

Kittiläntie 3165, Inari

+358 443 041 863 (only text message and video call)