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Kilpisjärvi

Kilpisjärvi is located in the arm of "lady Finland" on the most peaceful border of three Northern European nations; namely Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Kilpisjärvi is part of large Enontekiö municipality.

The only greater mountain fells in Finland are located in Kilpisjärvi Region. You can find as much as 40 taller then 1000 meters tall fells in this region, including the Norwegian and Swedish sides.

In this region you can still find genuine Lappish culture and reindeer herding. Here you will enjoy the freshest air in the whole of Europe. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy in this arcticly bare landscape. Cross-country skiing, trekking, snowmobiling. Even gliding, flying and sleigh riding belong a list of activities you can get yourself into in this beautiful setting above the arctic circle.

Kilpisjärvi is also a good destination along the road to the northernmost continental location in Europe, Norwegian towns of Hammerfest, Nordkap, Tromsø and Skibotn. Skibotn and the Arctic Ocean is just 40 kms away from Kilpisjärvi. On the shore of Kilpisjärvi you will see the mighty Saana, 1029 meters tall and Malla (906 m). Behind the lake you can see Paras (1419 m) in Norway and Pältsa (1444 m) in Sweden. The highest peak in Finland is Halti (1328 m). Halti waits for you to conquer it's hillsides a bit further from Kilpisjärvi.Traffic connections and distances

 

 

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Traffic connections and distances :

Village

Hetta

Kittilä

Kolari

Rovaniemi

 

airport

airport

railw.st.

railw.st.

Hetta (Enontekiö)

11

155

155

305

Kilpisjärvi

165

286

283

436

 

Flight connections

Flights Helsinki to Enontekiö in Spring 2008 on Saturdays and Wednesdays

Regular daily flights from Helsinki to Kittilä

Regular daily flights from Helsinki to Kittilä all year around.  Bus transfer connections available on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Kittilä  Airport to Ylikyrö, Hetta and Kilpisjärvi Enontekiö.

 

Bus connections

Direct Expressbus connections to Enontekiö, Kilpisjärvi and Vuontispirtti from Southern and Central Finland during the spring season.

 

Car on the night train

With the car on the night train you can travel with ease from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere to Kolari or Rovaniemi, from which you can continue your journey with your own car a hire car or bus to Enontekiö up to Kilpisjärvi.

Car train connections from the southern towns to Kolari operate frequently during the tourist season. There are daily to Rovaniemi all through the year. At the Rovaniemi railway station there are good bus connections to Hetta, Nunnanen, Karesuvanto and Kilpisjärvi including return connections to coincide with the night train departures from Rovaniemi.

 
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