Destination Kilpisjärvi! Lapland Finland 69° N & 20° E

We love Kilpisjärvi!  And we are pretty sure you will love it, too.  This little village of only a hundred permanent residents makes its home in the remotest northwestern corner of Arctic Lapland in Finland. It is very near the tripoint where the countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway meet. 

Kilpisjärvi is the only mountain village
in Arctic Lapland in Finland

Kilpisjärvi with the surrounding Käsivarsi Wilderness is where you’ll find the longest winter in Finland, the deepest snow and the highest mountains – which we call “tunturi” in Finnish, or “fell” in English.  This is where you will find the cleanest air and the purest water and the most frequently appearing Aurora Borealis. 

Dogsledding with Kilpisjärvi Husky Team.  Mt. Saana in the background.

What to do in winter in Kilpisjärvi in Arctic Lapland?

To start your winter visit, get your bearings on our Border Safari to the Three Country Cairn. It’s the perfect introduction to the region.  Our Snowshoe Trek is the silent way to observe the nature. It takes a little effort but is well worth it.  Kilpisjärvi is a great place for observing the Northern Lights. We frequently get to enjoy the magnificence of Northern Lights in autumn and in winter.  It really is pure magic to witness Lady dance across the sky! 

Just imagine the joy of catching a fish through a hole you drilled in the ice! The Tundra Experience is perfect if you want to try your luck in ice fishing and when you want to enjoy the panoramic vistas and the tranquility of an unhabited wilderness.  How about learning to become a “dog musher” and driving a dog sled pulled by friendly, joyful Siberian huskies? Husky sledding is something you will not want to miss! 

Here in Kilpisjärvi you can conquer the highest peak of Finland, the Mt. Halti, by joining our snowmobile trip there – sit back comfortably in a snowmobile passenger sledge or drive a snowmobile which in itself is a thrilling experience.

You are always accompanied by a professional experienced guide on these excursions. 

You’ll find descriptions and prices of our guided winter experiences here.

What to do in summer and in fall in Kilpisjärvi?

Summer is equally fascinating, with two months of nightless nights when the sun never dips below the horizon.  In summer we’ll fill your days with lots of fun and adventurous activities.

On our guided tours you can climb up to the summit of Mt. Saana, the iconic mountain which dominates the landscape. You can even conquer Finland’s highest peak, Mt. Halti, with us. Hiking in the Arctic nature of the three countries – Finland, Norway and Sweden, will crown you summer visit in Arctic Lapland.

How about hiking with our Siberian huskies on a scenic nature trail? Do you want to go fishing on a crystal-clear lake to catch your own dinner? Our fishing trip is suitable for beginners, too. River rafting in two countries on one trip from Finland to Sweden and back, on the border river “Könkämäeno”, is a wonderful nature experience. The fishing connoisseur can book a private fishing guide and go after grayling, whitefish and Arctic char on a customized trip.

Read more about Kilpisjärvi’s best summer season day trips here. Our summer and early autumn guided experiences for 2022 will be published in spring.

Late autumn and early winter – in other words October and November – are a perfect time to travel to Kilpisjärvi, particularly if you are an enthusiastic nature photographer or Northern Lights hunter, or both. Check out our guided experiences for Visit Kilpisjärvi Off-Season – with Aurora Borealis In-Season!

Mt. Saana, the iconic symbol of Kilpisjärvi, captured on a beautiful August day.

More info on Destination Kilpisjärvi

For more information about Kilpisjärvi please check out  the travel info pages of the municipality of Enontekiö and the home pages of Kilpisjärvi village. For information about the Käsivarsi Wilderness Reserve please go to the website of Finnish National Parks.

Map of Finland with Kilpisjärvi
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