We love Kilpisjärvi! And we are pretty sure you will love it, too. This little village of only a hundred permanent inhabitants makes its home in the remotest corner of northwestern Lapland in Finland, near the tripoint where the countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway meet. This 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. Kilpisjärvi is the only “alpine” village in Finland and the scenery is breathtaking!
To start your winter visit, get your bearings on our snowmobile trip to the Three Nations Border Point, it’s the perfect introduction to the region. Our snowshoe trek is the silent way to observe the nature – takes a little effort but is well worth it. Kilpisjärvi is a great place for chasing Northern Lights and we go out after them on most nights in autumn and winter. It really is pure magic when you get to see Aurora Borealis dance across the sky! And the joy of catching a fish through a hole you drilled in the ice – a winter fishing trip is a must experience! Learning to become a “musher” and driving a dog sledge pulled by friendly, joyful Siberian huskies is something you will not want to miss! Here in Kilpisjärvi you can easily conquer the highest top of Finland, the Halti Fell, by joining our snowmobile trip there – sit back comfortably in a snowmobile-driven sledge or learn to drive a snowmobile which in itself is a thrilling experience. You are always accompanied by a professional experienced guide on all these excursions. To see the tour prescriptions and prices go to Safaris & Tours in Kilpisjärvi Winter 2017-2018.
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 hiking in a nature reserve and on the fells , fishing on a crystal-clear lake, and river rafting in two countries on one trip as you’ll zigzag from Finland to Sweden and back, on the border river between the two countries. Check out Safaris & Tours in Kilpisjärvi Summer & Autumn 2017 for information on our guided summer tours as well as Summer in Kilpisjärvi: Day Trip Suggestions for trips you can choose to do with or without a guide.
For more information about the Village of Kilpisjärvi and the surrounding Käsivarsi Wilderness area, how to reach us, where to stay and what to do, please also check out the website of Kilpisjärvi village , the travel info pages of Enontekiö community, as well as the website of Finnish National Parks.