Riisin Rääpäsy Trail in Riisitunturi National Park

Riisin Rääpäsy Trail, Lapland Finland / Copyright http://lifeinlapland.com

( View over Kitkajärvet Lakes )

The Riisin Rääpäsy Trail is a great 4.3 km day hike from Posio or even Rovaniemi that starts at the Riisitunturi parking area and partly travels along the same route as the Riisin Rietas Trail. The trail introduces you to Riisitunturi National Park's sloping mire with the flora and fauna, and offers some excellent views over the nearby Kitkajärvet Lakes. Don't be surprised if you find plenty of Siberian Jays or Siberian Tit flying around the area and overhead. It is a relatively relaxed hike and there is a resting spot at the Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut with a fireplace for cooking meals (read more about Open Wilderness Huts). If you visit the trail in Autumn, you'll get a chance to see some nice Ruska colors. Here are a few details about the hike in general:

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours return
  • Stops: Riisitunturi Fell, Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut
  • Sights: Riisitunturi Fell, Ikkunalampi Pond, hanging bogs, Kitkajärvet Lakes
  • Trail Markings: Green paint
  • Recommended Direction: Clockwise
  • Total Distances: Start at Riisitunturi parking area, 0 km -> Top of Riisitunturi fell, 1.7 km -> Ikkunalampi Pond, 2.2 km -> Riisitunturi Open Wilderness Hut, 2.6 km -> Return to parking area, 4.3 km
The Riisin Rääpäsy Trail
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