May 18, 2010
-- Hiking in Lapland during the summer months is not just enjoyable for the locals but a real favourite for holidaymakers too. Yllas Lapland enjoys 24 hour light in June, where the days are endless and the wildlife very much alive. It isn’t unusual for the locals to finish work and head out into the hills for an evening walk. Finland has some of the purest air in the world and turns into a green and very pleasant land in the summer months, a real stark contrast to the winter time. The Yllas terrain gives the hiker the opportunity to walk in the forests of Lapland in the shade and there are many organised tours which you can become involved in or you can simply head out on your own or as part of your family. The Pallas Yllas National Park is a real treat for all hikers and you can obtain a map from most shops or activity centres in Yllas. There are lots of different trails you can take, some longer than others. The Aakenustunturi fell nature Trail is 17km long and has its own parking area at Totovaara Parking centre, this trail is one of the longer trais and walkers are told to expect the trail to take them most of the day. The trail is marked with cones and there are informative boards along the way informing you of the history and Geology of the area. The trail has some of the most wonderful sights that are simply breathtaking. A shorter trail would be the Velopolku Circle trail which is 4km long. This trail has informative boards along the trail informing you of the history of Taiga forest, natural features of the north and south meet in Varkaanuru Ravine. In this herb rich forest you will find Alder and goat willow amongst some of the herbs growing. There is also a campfire site and plenty of places to stop and rest. There are many, many more trails and it is always a good idea to obtain a map and plan your journey before you set off. Yllas, Lapland is a beautiful and breathtaking country and a summer holiday will give you the chance to really appreciate it.
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