The Lapland wilderness offers the most wonderful experiences and activities.
Meet all the fells of the fables, the Maiden of Malla, Uljas Saana, the dark Pältsa and the old sage Best. From Kilpisjärvi, you can easily hike along marked routes in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Thanks to good landmarks, you can take short day trips outside the marked trails on clear days without any worries, only walking in the Malla Nature Park area is limited to the marked trail passing through it in summer.
Come to Lake Kilpisjärvi in the spring and early autumn. When the sky is clear, go out for hours on either side of midnight. Northern Lights are visible on three nights out of 4. The best time to watch Northern Lights is hours on either side of midnight. Spring winter and early autumn are statistically the most favorable times for the occurrence of northern lights. Spring is also an average low cloud time, so March is the recommended time to wait for the northern lights.
In Kilpisjärvi you enjoy Finland's only alpine scenery and you can ski in the shelter of the great fells. Trails can be found on everything from a flat lake trail to a traditional trail that runs through the Malla Nature Park. The Kilpisjärvi trails are maintained from late February to early May.
The midnight sun illuminates Enontekiö from 22 May to 22 July. Beautiful, soft light around the clock. Nature is bursting with landscapes that dizzy the filming into tiny details that just wait for the attentive photographer to record their splendor. The fell plants bloom in July-August, in September you get to capture the unreal colors of autumn. Hiking and trekking routes take you to good shooting locations easily.
Lake Kilpisjärvi and the Käsivarri wilderness area offer a wonderful setting for diverse fishing along the most beautiful landscapes and cleanest water bodies in Finland. The most popular fishing in the area is ice fishing, catching arctic char, trout and grayling. Trolling is a growing hobby in Kilpisjärvi, catching up to 6 kg Arctic char. In the last week of June we are holding a real trolling competition. Flies and snails could be tried from July to the end of October.
Kilpisjärvi is a great destination and starting point for snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is also an extension of Kilpisjärvi on the routes and gives a challenge to everyone. From Kilpisjärvi you can get to the Arctic Ocean shore, Kiruna, via Heta, even to Rovaniemi and the Victoria route to Muonio. You can get around the route maintained by Kilpisjärven Ladut ry. You can also go to Halt by snowmobile, but Tobogganing always requires the involvement and career permission of a local guide.
Kilpisjärvi, the only mountain village in Finland, offers unforgettable experiences all year round.
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