Kätkätunturi fell in Kittilä, Lapland

Kätkätunturi fell is in Kittilä, close to Levi resort. I made a day hike to the top last week in mid September. The weather was a bit rainy and moist and visibility only a few tens of meters. There were no views from the top but mist brought colors and landscape out in quite a fine way.

Autumn colors on trees were almost gone already but colors on the ground were not still in full bloom. The yearly “ruska” autumn colors season was going on, there were quite many people on trails and at the fire site on the top. Quite many hikers were using nordic walking poles which come very handy especially on the steep ascend from the top.

There are many trails around and to the top of the fell. Some of the trails are suitable for biking. You can hike or bike from Kätkä fell to other fells nearby, or to Pallas-Yllästunturi national park which is about 10 kilometers away.

Northern crossroad - 3,8 km to the peak of Kätkätunturi fell
Ascending rocky path to Kätkätunturi fell
Bolder field on the northern slope of Kätkätunturi fell
Getting higher - still mist, no views
Birches are getting slimmer near the peak and have lost most of their leaves already
Colors on the ground (maaruska) are getting stronger
Juniper bushes of Lapland
Mist gives a different view to the landscape
The top of the fell looming
Three shelters that way
Top rocks at 504 meters
The shelter near the top - have to imagine the views
The brightest is Alpine Bearberry (Arctostaphylos alpina), riekonmarja in Finnish
Descending 1 km and over 280 meters in elevation by a black route
Nordic walking pole and an unusual birch
Kätkä's top not visible but autumn colors enhanced by moisture
Kätkä fell seen from Levi fell a couple days later

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