Enontekiö has hundreds of kilometres of ski tracks. Backcountry skis let you explore the snowy wilderness to your heart’s content.
Here, the ski season usually starts in October or November on shorter tracks. The track network keeps expanding until late winter. The prime time for skiing goes on until May.
Ski tracks are maintained by Enontekiö municipality and local ski associations. Using the ski tracks is free.
Track starts from the Hetta village and traverses the slopes of Jyppyrä. The vertical relief makes this an intermediate track. This track is the first one to be opened in the autumn. You can get on the track behind the school gymnasium or at Hetta Hiihtomaa.
The track takes you on a tour of Lake Ounasjärvi. This beginner-friendly track has beautiful views of Ounastunturi and Hetta village. You can stop at the campfire spots in Perunkavuoma or Karjalansaari or at the skiers’ café at the Hetta lean-to. You can access the trail at several locations in Hetta, for instance at the harbour or the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
Branches off from the lighted ski track and takes you to a majestic gorge lake. You can take a break at the Närpistö lean-to. The route is mostly easy, but moderately demanding in places. You can get on the track behind the school gymnasium or at Hetta Hiihtomaa, which adds a few kilometres.
Across Lake Ounasjärvi, the hills of Pyhäkero are full of ski tracks as well. Most of them are suitable for intermediate skiers. Between Pyhäkero fell and Hetta village the ski tracks pass trough forests and marshland. If you ski all the way to Sioskuru wilderness hut, you'll see marvelous open landskapes on the way.
The Pyhäkero wilderness hut is the best place for a break. In late winter, there is a skiers’ café at the hut.There are several other places to stop at as well.
You can access the route from the ski tracks on Lake Ounasjärvi, from the Hetta harbour or at the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre.
Did you know you can also ski the famous Hetta-Pallas route? Some of the winter trail is on ungroomed wilderness tracks. The route is suitable for intermediate and fit skiers. Be prepared for blizzards and high winds in the open fells! But when the weather is harsh, getting into a wilderness hut feels even better after a long day of skiing. Local companies also organise guided ski tours on the trail.
passes by beautiful lake views and takes you to the Saana fell. The vertical relief makes this an intermediate track. The track is connected to other routes in the area. There is a lean-to and hut at Lake Tsahkaljärvi. You can access the track at the village of Kilpisjärvi or the Visitor Centre.
The track circles the Saana fell. This intermediate track runs mostly in the open fells, so expect demanding conditions and rewarding views.There are two huts along the way. You can combine this route with the following tracks: Tsahkaljärven latu, Mallan latu or tracks on Lake Kilpisjärvi. The starting point is at Kilpisjärvi Holiday Village & Camping.
The track circles the Malla Strict Nature Reserve and Lake Kilpisjärvi. The ice tracks, around 13 km in length, are easy skiing, but the section that scales Malla, 9 km, is intermediate.You can take a break at the Kuohkimajärvi wilderness hut or even stay for the night. You can combine this route with the track around Saana or Lake Kilpisjärvi. The starting point is at Kilpisjärvi Holiday Village & Camping.
The ice tracks on Lake Kilpisjärvi will give you an entirely new perspective of the mighty Saana and Malla fells. There are several routes to choose from, and the tracks will take you as far as the Kuohkimajärvi hut in Malla Strict Nature Reserve. A one-way trip to the hut will be about 20 km from Kilpisjärvi Holiday Village & Camping or 30 km from the village centre. The tracks are easy to ski, but be prepared for high winds and blowing snow. You can access the tracks from several locations, including the Kilpisjärvi village and Kilpisjärvi Holiday Village & Camping.
is an out-of-this-world experience for seasoned ski tour enthusiasts. The trail from Kilpisjärvi to Halti is marked with branches in the snow. The track is not groomed. There are several wilderness huts along the way. The return trip from Kilpisjärvi to Halti will take more than one hundred kilometres. Do note that this is a very demanding expedition due to its length and remoteness. We recommend hiring a guide for anyone without years of experience in wintertime wilderness travel.
An easy outing for the whole family. You can take a break at the lean-to along the way. The route is connected with the Vuontiskierros and Tynnyrikierros tracks. Access is at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel.
Latu kapuaa Ahovaaran päälle, jossa hiihtäjä voi pitää tauon maisemista nautiskellen. The vertical relief makes this an intermediate track. Pidempää hiihtoretkeä mielivän kannattaa yhdistää reitti Hommakierrokseen tai Vuontiskierrokseen. Ladun lähtöpiste on Vuontispirtin tunturihotellilla.
Ski track that circles Lake Vuontisjärvi. This mostly flat route is suitable for the whole family. There is a skiers’ café along the way and several other routes can be added to your tour. The trail starts at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel.
A fairly easy route that gives you a stunning view of Lumikero. You can have a break at the lean-to along the way. The track shares its start and end with Hommakierros and can be combined with Vuontiskierros. Access is at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel
Track goes up into the open fells at Montellin maja where you can take a breather. The route is fairly demanding due to the vertical relief. Be prepared for high winds and blowing snow as well. From Montellin maja, you can continue towards the Nammalkuru hut. You can also combine the route with Vuontiskierros. Both options will add a couple of kilometres to your tour. The route starts at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel.
Varkaankierros continues from Tynnyrikierros track to Lake Varkaanjärvi. There is a lean-to close to the lake where you can take a break and warm up. You can combine the route with Vuontiskierros. The route starts at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel.
This track takes you up into the fells and the Hannukuru wilderness hut along the Hetta-Pallas trail. The vertical relief and distance make this route suitable for experienced skiers. The route starts and ends along Varkhaankierros and branches off towards Hannukuru near Lake Varkaanjärvi. You can take a break at the Hannukuru hut or Varkaanjärvi hut. The trail starts at the Vuontispirtti fell hotel.