Things to do at Pikku-Syöte

Pikku-Syöte offers activities for children, adults, youth, conference groups, seniors and all different kinds of groups year round. The beautiful surroundings and nature create a unique opportunity for nature travel.

Activities for Groups and Travelers

The activities are offered year round to groups and during high-season to other travelers as well, according to a weekly timetable. For more information contact the sales services

For schoolchildren we offer camps of different durations, as well as sports days and downhill skiing days, which are especially popular during springtime.

For (conference) groups we arrange the perfect packages according to every group’s specific needs.

For travelers Hotel Pikku-Syöte offers packages for every need and it even has its own school for the school aged children, so that it’s possible to be on holiday outside of holiday season without children missing school.

The Ski Center and the slopes serve skiers of all skillsets, and especially families and amateur skiers have been considered when creating our services.

You are warmly welcome to Pikku-Syöte!


At Pikku-Syöte there is a vast array of activities to choose from. There are things to do and experience for everyone e.g. for the family adventurers there is rock climbing and an observatory for the astronomy-enthusiasts. The hotel also has many different recreational spaces where families can spend time together between outdoor activities.

Magical Forest

The Magical Forest is an enchanting forest trail incorporating sounds and lights. It starts from atop the Pikku-Syöte fell.

Cross-Country Skiing

The Syöte area offers fantastic possibilities for cross-country skiing. The terrain resembles wilderness and is quite hilly. You can find up to 120 kilometers of scenic tracks for both skate and classic skiing.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Pikku-Syöte is 386 meters high and the longest slope is 1100 meters. During the winters there are 9 different slopes to choose from and there are fantastic routes for cross-country skiing amidst the arctic hills. Pikku-Syöte is a safe, family friendly ski resort and tends to downhill and cross-country skiers of all skillsets.


The Syöte area is ideal for snowshoeing. At Hotel Pikku-Syöte, from the top of the fell you can enjoy spectacular views.

Snowshoes can be rented from the hotel reception, and you can make a reservation in advance by mailing the sales services


The Syöte area is also an ideal place to do mountain biking. There are over 70 kilometers of marked mountain bike routes. At the beginning of a biking trip the basic techniques of mountain biking and the basic features of the bikes are revised. There are routes to suit the condition and fitness of every biker. Ascending even the steepest hills will bring a smile on your face once you see the grandeur of the surrounding arctic hills from atop.

Disc Golf

Learn the techniques of disc golf at either the Pikku-Syöte or the Nature Center courses. Pikku-Syöte has two 9 basket Disc Golf courses. Disc golf is a popular and cheap hobby. Disc golf can be played on one’s own time or it can be arranged as a guided activity. With a guide the right throw techniques and the use of different discs are practiced and the rules of the game are learned. Disc golf is a fun pastime!

Indoor Wall Climbing

Wall climbing trains strength, flexibility and courage. Wall climbing has evolved from rock climbing. The indoor wall at Pikku-Syöte is 7 meters high and is suitable for climbers from 5 years of age upwards. There are three levels from easy to difficult. The instructors are professionals trained by the Finnish Climbing association.


At the Pikku-Syöte observatory you can explore planets, stars, the northern lights, galaxies and other faraway wonders through a big refracting telescope. In the observatory a new reflecting telescope, the Skywatcher EQ6 TS10” f/8 guarantees wonderful observation experiences.