Aavasaksa lighted ski tracks/exercise path

1. Name of route

Aavasaksa ski tracks/exercise path

2. Length and suitability for day outings and weekend or week-long hikes

8 km circular route. This route is suitable for day outings and fitness workouts.

3. Required level of ability

Medium. Occasional steep descents and ascents.

4. Seasonal suitability


5. Amenities

Partially lighted and there is a lean-to shelter at the bottom of the downhill skiing slopes on the eastern side of Aavasaksa N66 23.420 E23 44.742 as well as a kota and shed on the northern side N66 24.257 E23 43.194. Restaurants and accommodation providers are active on the hilltop.

6. Estimated time consumption

About 1-2 hours by ski and 2-3 hours on foot.

7. Suitable outdoor activity types

Classic and skate skiing, walking, running and mountain biking.

8. Route conditions, associated risks and appropriate gear

The signs along the tracks will guide you around the hill, but the trail ends somewhat abruptly at the bottom of the downhill slopes. Return the way you came.

9. Natural and cultural environment

This route passes rugged rocky hills and offers a splendid view of the river valley. The path is connected to the Aurinkovaarojen jotos trail network.

11. Getting there

Take the Aavasaksanvaarantie road for 1.7 km towards the summit. Parking lot in front of the Aurinkomajat holiday village restaurant. N66 23.381 E23 43.860

12. Responsible for maintenance

Municipality of Ylitornio.

13. Other info for users

Route connected to Ainiovaara, Laatas and Eholampi by a ski trail.