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Villages of Enontekiö

Although Hetta and Kilpisjärvi are the most famous villages in Enontekiö, did you know there are a total of 26 villages in the region? They all have their own, unique character.

If you want to stray from the beaten path, head for these villages:

Yli-kyrö and Ketomella

When arriving from Kittilä and Raattama, the first villages on the way are Yli-kyrö and Ketomella. They provide easy access to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and great daytrips, such as Montellin majaand the stunningly clear Lake Hietajärvi. In the winter, you can enjoy the extensive network of cross-country ski tracks that also allow biking.


Peltovuoma is one of the most northernly agricultural villages in Finland. It’s located between marshlands and gorgeous fells. The village itself is a prime example of post-war reconstruction.


Vuontisjärvi sits next to the impressive HietamellaIt’s a very picturesque sandbank where a lone pine stands at the top. The views from the top are also stunning.


Karesuvanto is a real border town, as the Swedish side has a village called Karesuando. The nearby Lavivaara has great views of the Tarvantovaara wilderness.


Näkkälä is a Sámi village by the beautiful fell lake Näkkäläjärvi. You can follow an ATV track to Pöyrisjärvi by foot or bike.


Leppäjärvi is only 15 minutes by car from the Norwegian border. The scenery changes abruptly here, as its the junction between two biomes. The nearby Lankivaara fell offers great views.

Perhaps you’d like to stay a while? Many of the villages provide accommodation – as well as peace and quiet.

All the villages of Enontekiö



Resources for planning your trip

Guided Tours

Enontekiö is known for its vast wilderness where hikers need expertise, experience and special gear.

Guided Tours

Sustainable Travel

Sustainable Travel

We have clean air, clear waters and room to breathe. When you're out and about in Enontekiö, do remember that while the environment may seem barren, it's actually full of life. You’re in someone’s home: the local people, animals and plants all co-exist here.

Tourist Information

Is there snow on the Hetta-Pallas Trail? How high is the summit of Saana? Where can I rent fatbikes? Don’t worry, Tourist Information has all the answers.

Tourist Information