13 miles
Distance
1,356 ft
Climb
-1,365 ft
Descent
1,574 ft
High Point

The top of Kukastunturi Fell provides a spectacular view towards the fells of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. This place gives everyone plenty of space to breathe.

From Äkäshotel, the trail runs through a pine forest to the Hormistonjänkä duckboards, which you can walk your bike across. The trail is rocky in places and continues through airy old-growth forests until you come to Hangaskuru Lapp hut. Roast some snacks over a campfire and enjoy the view towards the beautiful Kesänkitunturi Fell rising up behind the aapa mire.

The long ascent leading to the top of Kukastunturi Fell begins from the wilderness café located at Kotamaja Lapp hut. The slope becomes gentler as you near the top, and the surrounding fell landscape gradually opens up around you. Above the tree line, the Arctic bearberry and lichen-covered rocks put on a miniature display of beauty.

The wide-open top of Kukastunturi Fell provides far-reaching views and plenty of space to breathe. You’re surrounded by the other six fells of Ylläs as well as ancient pine stands and forested areas featuring spruce trees covered with horsehair lichen. Just imagine how beautiful the midnight sun looks from here!

The rest of the trail is a reward for all the climbing done so far. A gravel trail takes you from the top all the way down to the village of Äkäslompolo. What an great experience!

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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
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    • Nordic Ski
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
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  • eBike Allowed
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Kukastunturi polkaisu mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    712 ft
  • Altitude start
    807 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.6%
  • Grade min
    37.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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