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Northern Lights

When the skies are clear, you can see the northern lights on three out of four nights in Enontekiö. Wear warm clothes, bring a thermos and be prepared for the light show of your life!

The northern lights can be seen from September till April, as long as the sky is clear and dark. Here, there are no city lights to hinder the experience.

The auroras are created when charged particles from the sun collide with Earth's atmosphere near the geomagnetic poles. This is why you’re more likely to see them the further north you go. The local folklore explained the lights as a fox running on the fells and sparking its tail against the snow.

You can see a forecast of the upcoming auroral activity from the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Remember to check the weather as well – clouds can ruin the show..

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Companies organising Northern Lights tours


Activities & Rental services | Kilpisjärvi

Kilpissafaris offers travellers memorable experiences and sustainable trips in the scenery of the fells of Kilpisjärvi and three countries.

Tsahkalluoktantie 14, Kilpisjärvi

Online booking

Vilu Arctic Experience

Activities & Glamping | Hetta

We organize various activities in the arctic wilderness all year round. All our tours start from Hetta. Our secret hideaway Arctic Nature Glamping is unique accommodation for experience seekers.

Tuolpajärventie 10, Vuontisjärvi

Online booking

Näkkälä Adventures

Guiding & Programme Services | Hetta

We organize everything your wilderness trip requires to be successful. Wilderness transportation, safaris, program services, hunting and fishing trips, cabins rental, canoe rental, wilderness experiences, nature tours and much more around a year. We also carry out metal detecting.

Ounastie 44, Hetta

Online booking

Lapland Hotels Hetta

Hotel & Restaurant | Hetta

Peaceful hotel, favored by meeting holders and those who like nature activities, is located in Hetta, next to the beautiful Ounasjärvi lake. Services: 49 different accommodation options, sauna facilities and a pool, restaurant (140 customer places), an auditorium (capacity 74 people), a meeting room, private sauna, a beach, charging point for electric cars.

Ounastie 281, Hetta

Online booking

Käsivarren Erä ja Mökki

Snowmobile transport/safari, Minor renovation, Accommodation, Machine work, Gravel and sand sale | Kilpisjärvi

A local family business operating in Kilpisjärvi and Karesuvanto. In the spring, we carry out sled transport/safari activities. In summer/autumn, renovation and construction, earthmoving machine work. Winter/spring sled transport/machine work. Accommodation service all year round.

Harjuntie 21, Kilpisjärvi


Näkkälän Kala ja Poro Oy

Programme Services | Näkkälä

Näkkälän Kala ja Poro Oy is a family business that offers many program services, from which you can build a unique entity just for you. So come and get to know us and our reindeer!

tel. +358 409 650 922 or +358 403 551 822

Destination Kilpisjärvi

Activities | Kilpisjärvi

Visit Kilpisjärvi with Martti & Sinikka, locals who furnish you with privately guided experiences during the eight seasons of the Arctic year. We live our dream here – let us share it with you.

Pulmusentie 4 B 3, Kilpisjärvi

Online booking


Accommodation & Programme services | Kilpisjärvi

Saivaara Cottages is a family business consisting of five cottages for 6 people, two cottages for 5 people and a small sauna cottage for 2 people. The cottages have mountain views and some have lake views. All cottages have a fireplace, sauna, electric stove, dishes, microwave and necessary cooking utensils. We also arrange snowmobile transportation for small groups.

Harjuntie 21, Kilpisjärvi



Programme services and ski cáfe | Hetta

We offer experiences that consist of small, simple things that locality, nature and delicious flavors. Excursions, courses, local food products at Kota café on Fridays and at Pyhäkero's café in the fell in summer and winter time.

Ounastie 270, Hetta

Online booking

Johka Arctic Experience and Villas

Guided tours, Transfers and Accommodation | Karesuvanto and Kilpisjärvi

Enjoy arctic experiences in beautiful Lapland! We provide guided experiences and seasonal activities to small groups during every season of the year. We provide private transfers all over Lapland. North Finland, North Norway and North Sweden. We have minivans for transportation (max. driver +8 guests).

Karesuvanto - Kilpisjärvi


Wild Trail Waters

Tourism services | Kilpisjärvi

I offer privately guided fishing and hunting tours in Kilpisjärvi, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, Northern Sweden and Northern Norway

Tsahkalluoktantie 10 A 5, Kilpisjärvi


Resources for planning your trip

Trails in Enontekiö

Trails in Enontekiö

Experience our Northern trails however you like – be it on foot, ski, canoe or mountain bike

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

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.