Winter in Hossa

Hossa National Park is also a great place to go hiking in winter. In winter, you can admire the historic rock paintings of Värikallio much closer than usually. The Värikallio wilderness trail, maintained from January to April, runs from the Lihapyörre car park via Värikallio to Julma-Ölky.

Hossa’s extensive network of winter trails allows day trips to the national park’s best-known attractions as well as longer winter hikes. Hossa National Park offers guided winter hikes, for example on skis and snowshoes. On your own winter hike, you can stay overnight in both open wilderness huts and huts for rent in the area. For more information on caravans and rentals, visit the website.

The Hossa Nature Centre is open daily during the winter season from March to April, otherwise by appointment. For exact opening times, see the website.

Click on the following link for information on Hossa’s services and routes during the winter season:

Hossa winter routes (2023-2024)

Moottorikelkkailija lumisessa maisemassa uralla.


Hossa’s snowmobile trails can be found in the north and north-west of the area. Remember that you need a permit to use the snowmobile tracks maintained by Metsähallitus and that sledging outside the tracks is prohibited.

Mies ja koira istuvat pilkillä taustanaan luminen maisema.

Ice fishing

The Hossa is an ice fisher’s dream destination – the area is characterised by abundant fish stocks and has even been stocked with rainbow trout. There are several ponds and lakes in the National Park and its surrounding areas that are managed by Metsähallitus and where public fishing rights are valid. In order to fish and ice fish in these ponds and lakes, you do not have to pay a fishing fee or buy a licence.