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We welcome you to our cozy wilderness café next to Riisitunturi national park

Wilderness café Tykky is a cozy Lap hut style café located by the starting point of Riisitunturi national park hiking routes. All wanderers and also bigger groups are warmly welcome to enjoy our delicacy by the open fire in relaxed atmosphere. We serve fresh pastries and traditional Finnish pan coffee. Soup of the day is also served at lunch time and don’t forget our delicious crepes with cloudberry jam and homemade fresh doughnuts. Refreshments and a small selection of souvenirs are also available. With nice weather you can sit on our terrace enjoying our warm drinks with the magnificent view to Lake Kitka.     

We are closed   

(Wilderness cafe Tykky will be open again after the midsummer.)

For group reservations and special events, please contact info@tykky.fi , tel. 045 133 4790

Riisitunturi national park

Riisitunturi national park is the perfect wandering spot in summer and winter alike. The crown snow-load covers the arctic forest in the winter, creating a magical scenery, while in the summer you get to experience the majestic views to Kitkajärvi lake. Not to mention the unique Lappish fall foliage! Hikers of all levels can explore well looked after trails and the wilderness cabins where you can have a break or even stay for the night. Wintertime in Riisitunturi provides great snowshoeing, skiing and fatbiking possibilities. Fatbikes are available for rent in the wilderness café Tykky from Feb 20 onwards. You can make a reservation at the spot or online. (Online reservation only in Finnish.)

Please remember the outdoor etiquette while exploring the national park.

Trail maps are available in retkikartta.fi, but remember to bring a paper or offline map with you.

How to get here

The starting point of Riisitunturi trail and wilderness café Tykky are located on the border of the national park. The starting point is found at the end of a graveled road, which parts from Tolvantie (road no. 9741) and across the former Syrjälahti parking area. The road from Tolvantie to wilderness café is approx. 2,5 km. On the spot there’s a broad parking area, and the starting point is approachable with a bus or a camper. The café also has an accessible entrance.

Distances to the starting point of Riisitunturi and the wilderness café Tykky:

~30km from Posio

Take the road 81 from Posio’s centrum to Kuusamo. After approx. 12 kilometers turn left to Patoniementie (9471), continue straight ~17,5 km, and then take a left to the graveled road leading to Riisitunturi.

~35km from Ruka

Take the road 5 (E63) from Ruka towards North. Drive for 6,5km, and then take a left to Alakitkantie. Drive for 12 km, after which take a left and turn to Tolvantie (road no. 9471). Drive 13 km, and then take a left to the graveled road leading to Riisitunturi.

~67 km from Kuusamo

Take the road E63 from Kuusamo towards North. Drive for 10 km and turn towards Posio (road no. 81). Follow this road for 38 km until you reach the Mourusalmi bridge. After the bridge, take a turn to the right to Patoniementie (road no. 9471) and drive straight for 17,5 km until you reach Syrjälahti. There take a turn to the left on the graveled road which leads you to Riisitunturi.

N.B.!

There is no official address to the Riisitunturi starting point, so by typing in the name to a navigator or a map service might lead you to a faulty address.

Please use the coordinates to reach Riisitunturi starting point: 66°12’56.1″N 28°35’13.8″E

Rent a fatbike

N.B.!

There is no official address to the Riisitunturi starting point, so by typing in the name to a navigator or a map service might lead you to a faulty address.

Please use the coordinates to reach Riisitunturi starting point: 66°12’56.1″N 28°35’13.8″E

Rent a fatbike

Outdoor etiquette

Outdoor etiquette is the most important piece of equipment that a visitor needs. Act responsibly on your trip and respect the guidelines and possible restrictions when exploring the national park. Responsible outdoor culture and taking care of the nature is our mutual obligation.

Outdoor etiquette in a nutshell

  1. Respect nature
  2. Mainly use marked trails
  3. Camp only where it’s allowed
  4. Light campfire only where it’s allowed
  5. Do not litter