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LAPLAND HOTELS
KILPIS

The highest peaks in Finland

Unforgettable Kilpis

People come to Kilpis either charmed by the scenery, or crazy about a hobby. The fells call ski trekkers and the best powder snow for downhill skiers is found when you start off with a snowmobile pull, or by helicopter. The most enthusiastic skiers can even reach the peaks in neighboring countries! At the end of the day, a sauna and an ice swim are so refreshing.


In the summer, Kilpisjärvi is a paradise for backpackers, fishers and motorbikers. For motorists our hotel offers, among other things, a washing area for motorbikes and congenial company at barbecue nights at the hotel’s “Kalastajatorppa” by Kilpisjärvi-lake.

ACTIVITIES IN KILPISJÄRVI

ACTIVITIES IN KILPISJÄRVI

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RENTALS

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SERVICES 2022

SERVICES 2022

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SERVICES 2022

Saunas
At the lakeside sauna daily from 4 to 9 PM, separate saunas for ladies and gentlemen. Sauna is included into accommodation price, others 10€/person. Towel can be rented from the reception at price of 5€. ln the wintertime possibility to swim in the ice hole.
You may also rent lakeside sauna to your private use daily between 10 AM to 3 PM.

50€ / hour / sauna, 1-4 prs, add. persons Fireplace room rental

10€ / prs 100€/h

There is a sauna in the hotel premises, which you may rent to your private use within the hotel opening hours. Towels are included in the price.

35€ / hour, 1-4 prs., add. persons
Usage of the shower in the hotel premises Towel rental

5€ / prs 5€ / prs 5€ /towel

Food and beverage
Buffet breakfast daily at 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 15€ / prs
Breakfast is included into the accommodation price, others 15€/prs.

Lunch snacks to go 12€ / prs incl. sandwhich, chocolate bar, juice, fruit, coffee/tea Orders latest one day before to the hotel reception.

Filling of the thermos bottles with hot water Ask from the hotel reception.
Coffee to your own thermos bottle Askfrom the hotel reception.

5€ / big thermos (over 1 litre) 3,50 € / small thermos
6€ / big thermos (over 1 litre) 4 € / small thermos

Å la carte restaurant open daily from 1 PM to 11 PM (kitchen closes at 10 PM).
Lobby bar open daily from 7 AM to 01:30 AM.

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Experience the magnificent

Sauna & swimming

Sauna & swimming

The lakeside sauna is heated up daily and a nice cool swim is guaranteed to refresh your tired muscles!

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Saunas
Our lakeside sauna is heated daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Separate saunas for ladies and gentlemen. Sauna is included into accommodation prices, others 10€/person. Take your towels with you from your room / apartment, you may also rent a towel (5 €).
During winter months there is a ice swimming possibility, in the summer months swimming in Lake Kilpisjärvi.

You may also rent our lakeside sauna for private use. This is possible before 4 p.m. and after 9 p.m.
50€ / hour / sauna, 1-4 prs, additional persons 10€ / prs
Fireplace and living room rental 100€/h

You may rent the hotel sauna for private use on your chosen time. Towels are included in the prices.
35€ / hour, 1-4 prs, additional persons 5€ / prs
Usage of the shower in the hotel 5€ / prs
Towel rent 5€ / towel

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Summary

Backpacking

Backpacking

The vast, heath-like areas at the bottom of the great fells are extremely enjoyable to have a walk on. It’s worth experiencing the enchantment of Kilpisjärvi’s paths.

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In Kilpisjärvi, the height differences are quite large and the terrain is quite difficult to traverse. Yliperä is dominated by fells over a thousand meters high and their bare, treeless moorlands, covered with stones. There are many challenges for an experienced hiker, not least the rocky terrain, swamps, fell birch forests and the crossings on the widest rivers. The vast, heath-like areas at the bottom of the great fells are extremely enjoyable to have a walk on.


Saana nature path
The 5km long Saana nature path, starting from Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus, goes around Saana-fell from the west side over the river Skirhasjohka and to Jeahkas-fell and then back to Kilpisjärvi again. The history and nature of the area is detailed along the path. Guide booklets for this path are available at Kilpisjärvi nature house and also Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus.

Tsahkal-lake–Saana-lake–Saana route
The Tsahkal-lake–Saana-lake–Saana route starts from Kilpisjärvi, following the Tsahkal-river to Tsahkal-lake. It takes you back to the bottom of Saana-fell and then up to the Saana-lake day hut. From Saana-lake you can return to Kilpisjärvi via the top of Saana, if you like. Depending on your choice of route the path is between 9-12km long.

Salmivaara path
Salmivaara path starts from Salmivaara road, 200m north of the Kilpisjärvi nature house. Drive 200m on the Salmivaara road, the parking area and sign are at the end of the track. It’s about 800m one way to the top of Salmivaara — of this 120m is uphill. You come back via the same route. The route has a view of the fells in Finland, Sweden and Norway and also the Kilpisjärvi village and Tsahkal-lake.

Saana path
The Saana path starts fron Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus, where you take the longest stairs in Finland to the top of Saana. You come back via the same route and it is possible to visit the Saana-lake day hut when the route is 12km long. Otherwise this route is 8km.

Kilpisjärvi – Halti route
Approximately 3,000 visitors climb up to the top of Halti every year. A five or six day hike to Halti, the highest fell in Finland, which is 45km away, challenges your gear and physics. For all this you will be rewarded when you see the spectacular Meekojärvi steep, amazing shapes of Saivaara that lie a bit aside from the route, steep walls of Annjalonji, the waterfall of Pihtsusköngäs and the bare shores of cool and windy Pihtsuslake. Kilpisjärvi–Halti route is a part of the Cap route. Back and forth from Kilpisjärvi to Halti is about 110km.
A few steps aside are still worth it. When you’re heading in the direction of Termisjärvi, a visit to Salmikuru is a must, so too is a trek to the top of Kutturankuru. Additional experiences to the Halti route are a visit to Saivaara, from the east side, on the shoulder of Meekovaara, where there’s a fine view of the valley of Porojärvi-lake. Atop Haltiatunturi-fell, visitors can sign the Halti book.

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Catch a big fish

Fishing

Fishing

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Many lakes in the Enontekiö area have Arctic char. The nearest ones are Kilpisjärvi and Saanajärvi. The good-looking grayling can also be found in Kilpisjärvi, in nearly all the rivers in the Enontekiö region, as well as in lake Ailakkajärvi, among others. A grayling weighing about 1kg is a normal catch here. Poroeno, Rommaeno, Valtijoki and Lätäseno are good trout-and grayling rivers. In recent years even salmon have found their way to Lätäseno.


Ice-fishing is possible at the fell lakes from the end of October right up until midsummer even. In Kilpisjärvi this is possible from the end of November to the end of May/beginning of June. The biggest arctic chars and graylings are often caught when the waters of the lake get frozen, and then at the end of February/beginning of March. At the end of spring the weather is usually better, but some nice days are possible at the beginning of the season. Even the free huts can be rather empty at that time.


Summer fishing is possible in the fell lakes and rivers as soon as the ice has gone. Depending on location, this can be in mid June, or the start of July. It is possible to catch an arctic char that weighs several kilos from Kilpisjärvi, even when fishing from the shore as soon as the ice is gone. This often happens around midsummer, or sometimes even when the first big open spots appear at the mouths of streams.
The best fishing season up in the fell starts at the beginning of July. At that time, the graylings and whitefish are actively feeding at the surface. The rivers are mainly protected in September, but at the fell lakes it is possible to keep fishing for grayling until the end of September.


Open water fishing is possible all year round because the Arctic ocean is so close by. The sea shore is only about 50km away from Kilpisjärvi. It is possible to catch cod, saithe, catfish and sea trout with a spinning rod from ashore. Sea trout seasons r between March - June and September - November. The best places to fish for sea trout can be found with the help of a fishing guide. Fishing in Pallas requires not only local knowledge but also a boat.


Our partner, Grayling Land, offers fishing guidance and river adventures.

Explore here!

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Fishing

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Whirling snow

Snowmobile driving

Snowmobile driving

In Kilpisjärvi you can drive a snowmobile on tracks maintained by Metsähallitus, but you’ll need a track permit from Metsähallitus.

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In Kilpisjärvi you can drive a snowmobile on tracks maintained by Metsähallitus, but you’ll need a track permit from Metsähallitus. The official snowmobile track goes from Kilpisjärvi to Hetta. A track from Saarikoski to Raittijärvi also joins it.


There is a chargeable network of snowmobile tracks in Kilpisjärvi, too, maintained by Kilpisjärven Ladut ry. So-called village permits are available for these tracks in Neste Kilpisjärvi. Out-of-towners are only allowed to drive a snowmobile on the tracks and routes that are marked. You need a special permit every time you leave a track and route.


There is also tracks that are marked with sticks in the Enontekiö area. These are so called maintenance tracks and you need a special permit to use them. In the forest snowmobile tracks are marked with reflective cross-shaped signs, with red sticks. When driving off-road, the driver has to be at least 15-years-old.

A map of Kilpisjärvi snowmobile tracks

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To the landmark of three states

Cruises

Cruises

M/S Malla -ship takes you to The Landmark of Three States when the ice is gone until the later half of September.

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M/S Malla -ship takes you to The Landmark of Three States when the ice is gone until the later half of September. The ship sails from the shore of Retkeilykeskus. The whole cruise lasts about three hours and you’ll spend half of that time on board, both ways. The docking bay is at the bottom end of kolttalahti and is about a 3km walk away from the landmark.

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Cruises

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From the lake to the fell

Skiing

Skiing

There are well-maintained skiing tracks around the Kilpisjärvi village, one of which is lit. Come to ski track or hills!

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There are well-maintained skiing tracks around the Kilpisjärvi village, one of which is lit. A 1.2km long track is maintained from the beginning of December. Others ones are looked after from the beginning of March. There are no marked ski tracks in the wilderness area, but you can ski on the snowmobile maintenance routes.
 
Follow the real-time ski track situation at Kilpisjärvi here

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Powder under the skis

Off piste skiing

Off piste skiing

Kilpisjärvi is a good place for an off-piste skier because the biggest fells and valleys are there.

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Kilpisjärvi is a good place for an off-pisteskier because the biggest fells and valleys are there. You can set your course to T-1488487798 ermis, for example, or take a day trip to Norway. A snowmobile taxi makes it easier to set off in the morning and come back in the afternoon!


Snowmobile taxi Kilpis - Termis - Saarijärvi - Kuonjar - Meeko
The relief for an independent skier, or off slope duster: There’s a snowmobile taxi to the fell every morning at 10! Grab your gear, hop in and enjoy the joys of winter. For those who won’t ski back for the evening, it’s possible to agree a return transport time.

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Off piste skiing

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Snow Village