Events

Get a feel for local life and culture through the events of Enontekiö.

Our annual main events

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Lapponia Ski Week

Lapponia Ski Week

Organised since 1978, the half and full-length races at Lapponia Ski Week are a real challenge for cross-country skiers of all levels in stunning Fell Lapland. The main events are the races from Hetta and Yli-Kyrö to Olos via Pallas. The next event will be on 4.-8.4.2022.

Hetta Music Days

A unique combination of music and Northern nature, Hetta Music Days brings wonderful culture and events to Enontekiö and the Arctic. The performances are always very intimate, no matter if the venue is a wilderness hut or church. Taking place during Easter, the festival is the northernmost event for classical and church music in the EU. Concerts also enliven the region throughout the year. The next event will be on 11.-17.4.2022.

Hetta Music Days

Vain 2 Kalaa Ice Fishing Competition

Vain 2 Kalaa Ice Fishing Competition 6.-8.5.2022

Having an ice fishing competition in May is no problem on Lake Kilpisjärvi, as the ice holds until June. Ice fishing is very popular in Enontekiö, but this famously fun event draws crowds from far and wide.

St Mary's Day Festival

St Mary's Day has been an important event for the Sámi since the 16th century. The event brings together spectators and performers across the North. The festival includes a handicraft market, various cultural performances and a lassoing competition. The event is organised by the local Sámi organisation, Johhti Sápmelaččat.

St Mary's Day Festival

Enontekiö Ice Fishing Week

Enontekiö Ice Fishing Week

Ice fishing is a popular pastime in Enontekiö. The Ice Fishing Week, held in late April, came about when several villages combined their ice fishing competitions. The event is held by various organisations, from village associations to hunting clubs.

Kilpisjärvi Midsummer Ski Race

The traditional start of summer in Kilpisjärvi is marked by the annual ski race!
The event includes fell orienteering, mountain running and the actual ski race, which has been held 70 times over the years. A bonfire and evening activities are naturally part of the program.

Kilpisjärvi Midsummer Ski Race

NUTS Ultra Trail and MTB

NUTS Ylläs-Pallas, Distance and MTB 240

One of the most popular long-distance endurance races in Finland summons the nuttiest trail runners and mountain bikers to Enontekiö. The NUTS Distance 300 trail run and MTB 240 bike race traverse the Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness and Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The 160 and 66 km events of NUTS Ylläs-Pallas start from Hetta.

Väärtipäivät

A traditional event for the people of Enontekiö in August–September. The region’s diverse services and know-how are on display over several days. A market and various cultural experiences are also part of the event. Kids and younger folks have their own events as well!

Väärtipäivät