nallenpolku trail

Set in a beautiful lake landscape, the easy-to-walk Nallenpolku Trail winds through the Ähtäri resort. The trail is lit for the most part, and along the trail you will find three boards with interesting stories about the local history. After reading them, you will know how John III of Sweden is connected with Ähtäri, why Annikka Matintytär was put in the stocks for two Sundays, and when Russian soldiers once moved in the area. Along the trail, there are benches for resting, a summer café, and even accommodation services.


3 Facts:

  • Easy-to-walk, lit trail in a lake landscape
  • Information on the area’s history
  • Services along the trail

Trail rating:



The trail is ideal for those who value trails that are easy and safe to walk.


About 2 hours one way 4.3 km from the Moksunniemi lean-to-shelter to the Roomuniemi Lapp ‘kota’ hut (ca. 3–4 hours there and back, 8.6 km).

Trail markings:

The trail is marked with signposts and yellow paw signs.

Getting to the trail

Starting point 1: Moksunniemi lean-to shelter (parking area is located next to the starting point)

Moksunsalontie 36

N62 31.203 E24 12.541

Starting point 2: Ähtäri Zoo Camping parking area

Karhunkierros 229
63700 Ähtäri  

N62 32.415 E24 10.372

At Ähtäri Zoo Camping, the Nallenpolku Trail runs in the area between the road (Karhunkierros) and the lakeshore. From the camping area, the distance to the Roomuniemi Lapp ‘kota’ hut is about 900 m and to the Moksunniemi lean-to-shelter 3.4 km.

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