Syöte National Park

The Syöte National Park invites you on an adventure!

The Syöte National Park was established in 2000 in order to protect the valuable natural features of the wooded hills. In the deep wilderness of the national park, many threatened species, such as the Siberian flying squirrel, the golden eagle, large carnivore species, and the delicate yellow marsh saxifrage have a chance to thrive. There are hundreds of kilometres of trails in the Syöte National Park, in all seasons.

The Syöte Visitor Centre is a must to visit when going on a holiday in the Syöte area.
The Syöte Visitor Centre, which is located deep in an old-growth forest, boasts a fascinating exhibition that presents the natural features and cultural history of the area. The visitor centre provides up-to-date hiking tips, making it easy to have an active holiday in this landscape of wooded hills. Some of them are listed above.

Naavaparta walking trail 3,2 km The trail is open all-year-round. On the half way there is Annintupa day hut, where you can make a campfire and listen to the relaxing bubbling of the Anninkoski Rapids.
The Wolverine's fatbike trail 19 km Fatbike-trail in the National Park. There is a wilderness cafe in Ahmatupa wilderness hut during the winter season. The path follows the park management routes and it is maintained according to these needs, so the condition of the route cannot be guaranteed. Trail maps are available in Syöte Visitor Centre.
Teerivaara snow shoe trail 6 km Mid-difficult trail. The starting point for the trail is Syöte Visitor Centre. Teerivaara Snowshoeing Trail will lead the hiker to the top of Teerivaara Hill and further to Annintupa day trip hut. The trail is marked with orange poles.
The Wolverine's circular ski trail (Ahmankierros) 17 km Probably the most popular skiing trail in the national park. In the winter season there is a wilderness cafe in Ahmatupa wilderness hut. Ylpiäoja trail is a one-way return trail from Ahmatupa hut via Ylpiätupa hut to the Visitor Centre. There are quite steep downhill slopes.

Syöte National Park for families

From Syöte Visitor Centre you can rent snow shoes, a child backpack carrier and a child pulling sledge for winter fun. The snow covered spruces are magnificently beautiful and looks a bit like a troll. Take a walk in one of our nice day trip huts like Annintupa. Explore Syöte with all senses!

The walking paths on top of Iso-Syöte hill 3 km The walking path is 3 km long circle trail, which has its starting point at the hotel Iso-Syöte parking area on Iso-Syöte Fell. The trail goes around the fell and then returns to the hotel. Take a toboggan sledge with you and have fun!
Vattukuru snowshoe trail 2,1 km Moderate circular trail. Its starting point is at the Syöte – Taivalkoski road (no 862), about 3 km north of Syöte. There is a sign to Vattukuru at the roadside. The campfire site and lean-to shelter on the bottom of the ravine. Snow shoes for rent from Syöte Visitor Centre.
A campfire site and lean-to-shelter in yard of Syöte Visitor Centre Easy to reach! Have a break from winter activities and grill some sausages with open fire. See siberian jay flying in the forest and feel the silence of the nature.

Say yes to adventure

The wild wooded hills of Syöte provide an ideal setting for many adventures. Ski through the magical snow-covered winter forests, or pedal up and down along the park’s fine fatbiking routes. The log cabin sauna at Ahmatupa in the heart of the park is a great place to soothe your body and soul. Go on an active holiday over the wooded hills and enjoy outdoor life!

Overnight trip in the Syöte National Park There are two reservable wilderness huts in Syöte National Park: Ahmatupa and Rytitupa. Both huts are located in the centre of the national park, so you must travel there on skis, by foot or by fatbike for about 8 km to Ahmatupa and 21 km to Rytitupa. Syöte Visitor Centre is the starting point for the trails.

Syöte Visitor Centre – Gate to the National Park

The Syöte Visitor Centre, which is located deep in an old-growth forest, boasts a fascinating exhibition that presents the natural features and cultural history of the area. The day’s newspapers and a wlan network are available free of charge. A film “Forest Wilderness”, created from the photographs of Jorma Luhta, fascinates also children. The visitor centre provides up-to-date hiking tips making it easy to have an active holiday in this landscape of wooded hills.

Come and take a look! There is no entrance fee to the Syöte Visitor Centre. Please check the opening hours here

  • Check the future events and temporary exhibitions from the event calendar
  • A wide range of nature-themed films
  • Hiking tips provided by expert guides
  • Guided group tours free of charge for pupils and groups of day care children!
  • Maps, fishing and hunting permits
  • Reservations for reservable huts
  • Nature-themed souvenirs and gifts
  • A wide range of indoor and outdoor activities for children
  • Snowshoes, a child carrier backpack, a child pulling sledge and flying discs (for disc golf) for hire
  • Baby care room
  • Café-restaurant Tykky

Cafe-restaurant Tykky

The café is open during the visitor centre’s opening hours. You can enjoy fresh pastries, savoury snacks, hot and cold drinks at the café. In the winter season 2019 lunch puffe is available from week 8.