UKK Route, Kuopsilammit – Naruskan Tammi

35 km. A weekend trip or a part of a longer multiday hiking trip. Difficulty: demanding.

Trail features

The trail is marked with orange blazes. Along the route, there is one camp fire site/shelter and three huts with fire places both indoors and outdoors as well as toilet facilities. There are several sources of drinking water along the route.

Estimated duration

2 days.

Trail activities

Hiking in the summertime and ski hiking during the snowy season.

Trail conditions, risks involved, and equipment

The path is narrow and the difficulty varies a lot. The easiest sections of the trail follow forest truck roads and pass through dry, even boreal pine forests. However, the trail is rough and rocky in many places and in a couple of places there are very steep ascents and descents. Waterproof high-leg hiking boots or rubber boots are recommended in the summertime.

Description of natural environment

Thanks to the length of the trail, the natural environment is very varied and diverse, ranging from dry boreal pine forests to swamps, riverside spruce forests and groves.

Description of cultural environment

Magnificent fell scenery: Karhutunturi, Jauratustunturi and Suoltioiva, and the diverse nature of the river Naruska. Near the Haltinkota hut there is an old military area; however, there are no related information boards or signs along the route.

Accessibility

Located in the municipality of Salla, north of the village of Naruska and west of the river Naruska. Not accessible by public transport but the starting points can be reached by car. Driving directions to Kuopsilammit: From Salla, take the road towards Savukoski and drive for approximately 30 km, then turn right at the Naruskantie road. Follow Naruskantie for approximately 19 km and then take a left turn at the Karhutunturintie road. Keep on driving for approximately 7 km, after which you will see the pond Kuopsilammit on the left and the signpost for the UKK Route on the right. Driving directions to Naruskan Tammi: From Salla, take the road towards Savukoski and drive for approximately 30 km, then turn right at the Naruskantie road. Follow Naruskantie for approximately 47 km and then take a left turn. Keep driving for approximately 500 metres, at which point you will arrive at Tammi. After crossing the river, you will see signs and the route on the left side of the road.

Basic information
Contact information:

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Transporting rocks for an anti-tank defensive line


Veikko Hämäläinen, who lived in Sarviselkä of Salla, transported rocks for the defensive line of the village centre with his lorry, from the autumn of 1940 until April the following year. Ten lorries were doing so from the Kaunisharju area – where the Reindeer Park is situated today –,...