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Hiking, fishing and hunting

Pilke Info will help you in matters related to the Science Centre Pilke and Metsähallitus - also on weekends. From fishing and hunting services section you can find information about the different fishing and hunting licenses sold in Pilke Info. Hiking destinations section contains information regarding hiking destinations near and far in Lapland. You can also buy maps of the hiking areas and national parks from Pilke Shop.

Hiking destinations

Arctic Circle Hiking Area's trail network is diverse and has a variety of rest spots offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations and possibilities. The hiking area is located a half-hours car ride from the city of Rovaniemi. Popular fishing destination called 'Vikaköngäs' is located in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area.  

Auttiköngäs is a dream-come-true destination for day trip visitors. It is easy to reach and has magnificent landscape. Most sections of the trail are easy to walk, but climbing the steepest hills is excellent exercise. It takes about one hour driving to Auttiköngäs from the city of Rovaniemi.

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is an excellent destination for day trips and short hikes throughout the year. Come experience the magnificent landscape, beautiful natural features and peace of the national park. From Rovaniemi it takes about two hours to drive to Pyhä-Luosto.

More information

You can find more information about hiking destinations from website and Pilke Info

From Pilke Shop you can buy maps of Rovaniemi and Lapland's hiking areas and national parks.


Metsähallitus offers anglers access to thousands of water areas. Diverse fishing waters around Finland are lakes, ponds, rapids and streams, where the joys of nature are as important as the catch.

Fishing licences sold in Pilke Info:

  • fishing management fee
  • lure fishing licences
  • trap fishing

More information on Erä website.


Hunting services are a part of nature services in Metsähallitus. Hunting services organize hunting and fishing and monitor the legality of actions on state grounds.

More information on Erä website.