8.3 miles
575 ft
-579 ft
1,027 ft
High Point

Enjoy a relaxing bike ride through the rugged fell terrain. An easy mountain biking trail leads to the Kesänkijärvi lean-to shelter and the forested slopes of Niilivaara Hill.

The wide trail from Äkäshotel runs through an open pine forest. You can already catch a glimpse of Kesänkijärvi Lake on the short downhill section, but remember to turn right on the hill to cross the small bridge. The gravel trail around the lake is great for biking.

The lean-to shelter at the other end of Kesänkijärvi Lake is a good place to stop for a break and greet the curious Siberian jay. Take some photos at the picturesque dock located nearby. The rocky slopes of Kesänkitunturi and Kellostapuli Fells rise almost straight out of the lake, providing a magnificent frame for the landscape.

The trail continues along the lake shore and then rises gently up to Niilivaara Hill. The rest of the trail is mostly downhill riding through the forest and along the shore of Äkäslompolo Lake before you arrive back at Äkäshotel.

You can shorten the trail by leaving out the uphill and downhill sections of Niilivaara Hill. Take the gravel road from Kesänkijärvi Lake and follow the road signs to Äkäslompolo.

Mountain bike rentals, transportation and guided tours: Sport Corner Ylläs, Äkäslompolo Sportshop, Lapland Safaris Ylläs at Äkäslompolo; Jemes Sport at Ylläsjärvi.

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More Stats for Kesänkijärven Polkaisu mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    714 ft
  • Altitude start
    732 ft
  • Altitude end
    728 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
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    2 miles
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Jul 29, 2021 @ 1:27am
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