83 km – The Call of the Karhunkierros

This 83 km journey takes you on the legendary Karhunkierros hiking trail, starting from the idyllic village of Hautajärvi at the Arctic Circle and culminating in the enchanting landscapes of Ruka. The route offers runners the chance to experience the diversity and magical beauty of this renowned trail. It’s the perfect blend of technical paths, hilltops of “vaaras”, and deep forests, coming together to form a true trail runner’s dream.

Key Highlights:

  • Legendary Route: The Karhunkierros is one of Finland’s most famous hiking trails, and now you have the opportunity to experience it running!
  • Conquering the Vaaras: Along the way, you’ll encounter several “vaaras” offering breathtaking views over forests and lakes.
  • Age Limit: Participants must be at least 18 years old during the event year to embark on this journey.

Whether you’re seeking your next big challenge or want to experience the best parts of the Karhunkierros, the 83 km route delivers just that. Prepare to face the forces of nature and savor every step on this unforgettable trail!

83 km Details
StartKarhunkierros Visitor Centre in Hautajärvi village
FinishRuka village
Distanceapprox. 83 km / +1890 m
ITRA Points3