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Wilderness Areas

The Arctic Wilderness is a tempting challenge for experienced hikers. Here, you can travel for days without seeing another human being.

There are four wilderness areas in Enontekiö: Käsivarsi, Tarvantovaara, Pöyrisjärvi and Pulju. Each have their own character and biome.

The Käsivarsi Wilderness Area has the tallest fells in Finland with peaks over one kilometre high. The Nordkalott Trail that splits the wilderness will take you from Kilpisjärvi to Halti. It’s a 50-kilometre journey, one way.

Tarvantovaara’s Highlands are dominated by large rivers. The marshlands are known for their permafrost mounds. Tarvantovaara is also popular for fishing and birdwatching.

Lake Pöyrisjärvi is the crown jewel in Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area. The second-largest body of water in Enontekiö glows bright blue in the horizon long before you get there. The surrounding sand dunes might remind you of the savannas in Africa.

Pulju Wilderness Area is full of diverse birdlife and cloudberries in the late summer. Pulju Wildreness Area connects Pyörisjärvi Wildrenessa Area and Lemmenjoki National Park.

Do remember

The wilderness is special to the people of Enontekiö. The reindeer that roam there are their livelihood. You’re welcome in the wilderness as long as you leave no trace and don’t bother the reindeer. Always close reindeer gates after you.

Learn more at nationalparks.fi

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Companies with wilderness services and basecamps

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre | Hetta

At the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, our customer service will help you find your way around the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and its finest hiking routes. The Visitor Centre’s free Vuovjjuš-Kulkijat exhibition introduces you to Sámi culture and fell nature. You can also visit the changing art exhibition. We organise Nature Talks and numerous other events around the year. We offer maps and local products in our shop, and you can enjoy the café’s treats while reading the daily newspapers. The Visitor Centre is accessible and suitable for families with children.

Peuratie 15, Hetta

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Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre | Kilpisjärvi

Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre serves hikers, travellers, fishers, and rovers of the Nordkalott Trail. The permanent exhibition of Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, On the Edge of the Caledonides, introduces the Malla Strict Nature Reserve, Saana Nature Reserve areas and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area as well as the residents of Kilpisjärvi. Topographical maps, fishing and snowmobile track permits, reservations and keys to huts in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area and shop.

Käsivarrentie 14145, Kilpisjärvi

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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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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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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

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

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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

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Vihreä keino

Boat transfer, guide services | Enontekiö

Vihreä keino offers noiseless and zero emission rowing boat transport over the lake Ounasjärvi.

tel. +358 46 933 5678

vihreakeino@kaamosmail.com

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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

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Kuttanen Fishing Adventure Trips

Rakentaminen, kalastusmatkailu | Kuttanen

Yritykseni tarjoaa rakennus/remonttipalveluita sekä kesällä perhokalastusopastuksia ja perhokalastajille täyden palvelun kalastuslomia.

Käsivarrentie 1792, Kuttanen

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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

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Nietostuvat

Matkailu, oheispalvelut, rakentaminen | Hetta

Olen tarjonnut majoitusta Enontekiöllä jo vuodesta 1991 lähtien. Opastusta luontoon ja kalastusretkiä. Lumikenkäilyä ja hiihtoretkiä

Ounastie 1193, Hetta

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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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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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Petterin Pirssi ja Pilke

Taksi, koneurakointi, majoitustoiminta, ohjelmapalvelu, rakennus | Karesuvanto

Monenlaista palvelua tarjoava paikallinen yritys.
petterkotavuopio@gmail.com

Sakkaravaarantie 13, Karesuvanto

Vanhapiha Miika Henrik Oskari

Kalastus ja poronhoito | Näkkälä

Kalanpyynti, kalastusmatkailu, majoituspalvelut, poronliha, safaripalvelut.

Puh. +358 40 965 0922

miika.vanhapiha1@gmail.com

Polar Lento Oy

Flight services | Kilpisjärvi

We operate in the Lapland region, offering air transport in the summer, mainly from Kilpisjärvi. We have a comprehensive selection of wilderness destinations in both Finnish and Swedish Lapland. We offer the best options for travel plans, holiday trips, work and business trips, etc. Our selection includes several options for fishing, hunting and otherwise just enjoying nature. Our professional staff advises and shares information about different options.

Lentosatamantie, Kilpisjärvi

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FeelHouse ay

Programme services and cleaning services | Palojoensuu

Fishing and hunting program in Enontekiö. Rent a house Villa Adriano in Palojoensuu for 6 people.

tel. +358 400 646 151

Väylänrannantie 35, Palojoensuu

Tmi Joen Safari ja Kone

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

Paikallinen monialayrittäjä.

Riekontie 6, Hetta

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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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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.