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Snowmobiles

Nothing beats a snowmobile when there’s places to be in the snowy wilderness. How else would the people of Enontekiö set their traps or check on their reindeer? For travellers, they open up a world of peace and grandeur among the fells. Do respect the rules, though!

Take on the snowy landscape and head into the quiet wilderness. You might well encounter a reindeer herder on his way to work. If you meet two, we would consider it a traffic jam.

Remember, snowmobiles are not covered under Everyman’s Rights. Leisure use of snowmobiles is only allowed on marked trails and tracks and over frozen waters. When it comes to nature reserves, the rules are even more strict.

You can head out on marked trails on your own or with a local guide. They might check on their reindeer while you're out – with any luck, you might get to see them as well! The snowmobile season starts in early winter and lasts late into spring. There are plenty of tracks to choose from: Enontekiö has about 600 km. Some are free but others require paid permits. Note that you cannot stray from the track without permission!

The tracks that start out from the village of Hetta don’t require permits. The Victoria route that traces the border between Finland and Sweden from Muonio to Kilpisjärvi is also free.

Permits are required in the Tarvantovaara Wilderness Area and Käsivarren Wilderness Areas and Palojärvi and Kilpisjärvi in the Lätäseno-Hietajoki Mire Reserve as well as the tracks between Syväjärvi and Karesuvanto and Raittijärvi and Saarikoski. The permits can be obtained from Metsähallitus (eraluvat.fi). The snowmobile routes around Kilpisjärvi are maintained by the local ski club. You need to purchase permits on their website at kilpisjarvenladut.fi.

Ajankohtaista

Public snowmobile trails are open whenever snow and ice conditions allow.

Trails maintained by Metsähallitus will be marked during February.

On any snowmobile trails, you drive at your own risk.

Route permits and info

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The easiest and safest way to experience snowmobiling is to go on a guided safari

Depending on the route, you can either choose to travel in a sleigh or ride your own machine. The most popular destinations around Kilpisjärvi are Three Nation’s Border Point and Halti. From Hetta, you can head to the Sámi village of Näkkälä, Pöyrisjärvi or Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.

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

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Online booking

Saivaara-mökit

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

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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

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Petterin Pirssi ja Pilke

Taksi, koneurakointi, majoitustoiminta, ohjelmapalvelu, rakennus | Karesuvanto

Monenlaista palvelua tarjoava paikallinen yritys.
petterkotavuopio@gmail.com

Sakkaravaarantie 13, Karesuvanto

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

info@nakkalankalajaporo.com

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

Website
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Tmi Joen Safari ja Kone

Auto- ja konekorjaus, safarit, kelkkavuokraus, maastokuljetukset, erämökkivuokraus | Hetta

Paikallinen monialayrittäjä.

Riekontie 6, Hetta

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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

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Meän Monipalvelu

Auto- ja Pienkonehuolto, Siivouspalvelut, Kiinteistöhuolto, Maastokuljetukset | Leppäjärvi

Monialayritys. Teemme kaikenlaista asiakkaitten tarpeitten mukaan.

Ruijantie 2101, Leppäjärvi

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Kilpissafarit

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

Website
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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

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Companies offering snowmobiles for hire

Kilpissafarit

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

Website
Online booking

Me Puranen Oy

Liikenneasema | Karesuvanto

Liikenneasema ja kahvia sekä ruokaa

Käsivarrentie 3767, Karesuvanto

Tmi Joen Safari ja Kone

Auto- ja konekorjaus, safarit, kelkkavuokraus, maastokuljetukset, erämökkivuokraus | Hetta

Paikallinen monialayrittäjä.

Riekontie 6, Hetta

Website

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

info@nakkalankalajaporo.com

Hotelli Jussan Tupa

Hotel & Restaurant | Hetta

Hotel Jussan Tupa is a cosy and hospitable hotel in the centre of Hetta.

Ounastie 140, Hetta

Website

Vanhapiha Miika Henrik Oskari

Kalastus ja poronhoito | Näkkälä

Kalanpyynti, kalastusmatkailu, majoituspalvelut, poronliha, safaripalvelut.

Puh. +358 40 965 0922

miika.vanhapiha1@gmail.com

Erämaakota Oy

Accessories and parts sale, cafe, fishing and outdoor gear, post, Matkahuolto etc. | Hetta

IKH store and cafe, Souvenir and outdoor shop. Along with the services of the Post office, Matkahuolto and DB Schenker

Ounastie 60, Hetta

Petterin Pirssi ja Pilke

Taksi, koneurakointi, majoitustoiminta, ohjelmapalvelu, rakennus | Karesuvanto

Monenlaista palvelua tarjoava paikallinen yritys.
petterkotavuopio@gmail.com

Sakkaravaarantie 13, Karesuvanto

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.