Enontekiö - Kilpisjärvi
Tourists from around the world can enjoy the traditions and pure nature of the area.
The great fells of Enontekiö, such as Saana in Kilpisjärvi and Malla that stands watch over the nation’ s oldest nature reserve, are part of the national landscape.
Even on the Lappish scale, this legendary and impressive great fell region is able to offer so much more that other areas can only dream about.
Enontekiö’s location itself increases its appeal – at the intersection of three national borders close to the Arctic Ocean provides plenty of opportunities to see and do something never before experienced. The treasures of Real Lapland are waiting to be discovered, so conquer the great fells and enjoy the charm at your own pace.
Sights and places to visit
Skierri (Northern Lapland Nature Centre)
The nomadic Sámi and nature exhibitions Vuovjjuš – Kulkijat, visiting exhibitions and events, Yrjö Kokko Library, audiovisual presentations, tourist and hiking information, cafeteria open during tourist seasons, nature trails open in the summertime.
Saana, the sacred fell of the Lapps, at a height of 1029 metres. The Saana Nature Trail 6 km and Saana Trail 4 km.
Halti, Finland’s tallest fell, 1328 m, located approximately 55 km from the village of Kilpisjärvi. From Kilpisjärvi you can reach the Halti summit by taking the (Calotte Route) Kalottireitti.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in Western Lapland is the most popular national park in Lapland. It is the third largest national park in Finland and is visited more than 300,000 times each year. Nearby are the large resorts of Ylläs, Levi and Olos.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the birthplace of traditional hiking in Finnish Lapland; Hetta-Pallas, the area’s first hiking route, was marked out as early as 1934. Even today, you can go on longer hikes or opt for a day trail – the selection caters for all levels of fitness. In the wintertime, there are 500 km of cross-country skiing trails in the Pallas-Yllästunturi area, most of which are mechanically maintained.
Malla Nature Reserve hiking trail
The Malla Nature Reserve is Finland’s oldest nature conservation area, established back in 1916. Covering an area of approximately 30 km2, the nature reserve is in just as natural a state as it was when it was founded. The trail that traverses the park from the Siilaskoski rapid water section to the Kitsiputous waterfall to the three nation intersection is the only route in the park permitted for using in the summertime. The marked trail covers a distance of approximately 11 km. There is a boat connection departing from the village of Kilpisjärvi to the Koltalahti jetty, which is only about three kilometres from the three border intersection.