Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
- enjoy the pure beauty of a Finnish national landscape!
The Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park scenery is dominated by fells surrounded by forests and mires in their natural state. Because the area’s nature is clean and beautiful and the terrain varying, the park is a wonderful place to hike, ski and enjoy the outdoors.
In Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, the silhouette of the fells can be seen practically at all times and marked trails lead visitors to the National Park’s most beautiful lookout points. The picturesque beauty of the Pallastunturi Fells has made the area one of the Finnish national landscapes.
Twice the area, twice the beauty
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is Finland’s third largest National Park. The area of this park has doubled now that Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park and Ylläs-Aakenus Nature Reserve have been combined to create Pallas-Yllästunturi. The most southern fell of the chain is Yllästunturi Fell. It is outside of the park’s boundaries and used as a tourist ski resort hill. The highest fell in this chain is Taivaskero, which is 807 metres high. In the north the view is of the gently sloping upland-like Ounastunturi Fells.
Transition area hosting great variety
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is located between Northern Finland, Forest Lapland and Fell Lapland, making it a very varied and interesting habitat. In the park’s forests and on its fells there is a mix of northern and southern species. It is also the area in which visitors can see the transition area where peoples livelihood changes from farming to reindeer husbandry.
For more information, please visit the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park website.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in brief
Established in 2005
Area 1 020 km2
Located in the Finnish Western Lapland Region and the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari, and Muonio.
The National Park is managed by Metsähallitus.