With it's distinctive profile is Saana fell the first thing you see when arriving to Kilpisjärvi from the south. This ancient place of worship for the Sami people hold's a certain magic still today and every year thousands will hike on top of Saana to admire the views over three countries. The easiest way up to the mountain is to follow a marked trail that starts from Kilpisjärvi Camping & Holiday village. Altogether the hike will take you 3 to 5 hours with breaks and loads of photographs. The trail is walkable all year around, sometimes snowshoes might come in handy. Remember to dress warmly, it's usually always cold & windy on the top!
One of the most popular places to visit in Kilpisjärvi is The Three Nations' Border Point. Hop on board to M/S Malla and you can do a walkabout in three countries in just seconds!Read more
Because of our northern location and with so little light pollution is Kilpisjärvi even statistically the best place in Lapland to see the Northern lights! As if the experience itself wasn't magical, the spaciousness and silence of the wilderness make aurora watching here just complete unforgettable. On our latitude you are able to see this light show from the end of August all the way to April.Aurora Forecast
The oldest Nature Reserve of Finland is in Kilpisjärvi, covering the stunninly beautiful area of Malla fells. The area has been protected from 1916 and became a strict nature reserve in 1938.Read more
The highest point in Finland is on a fell called Halti, though the actual peak of the fell is in Norway. To get to Halti you have to hike about 55 kilometers from Kilpisjärvi along the Nordkalottleden trail or in the wintertime (March-May) you can do the hike by skiing. This popular hike is not for beginners as it will take you about 5-6 days and the weather might be extreme all year round. Easiest way to get to Halti is to go there in the winter on a guided snowmobile safari.
This beautiful waterfall is situated 20 kilometers towards Norway from the national boundary. It's a popular stopping place on your way to Norway. The short trail from the parking place to the waterfall is partly demanding and not in top-notch condition but well worth the trouble!
Is swimming in the Arctic Ocean on your bucket list? Luckily for you are the Norwegian fjords less than an hour's drive away from Kilpisjärvi. The drive itself is an experience; there are a few places in the world where the landscapes change so drastically in such a short distance. Keep your eyes open when moving along the coast line - you might see some small dolphins or even killer whales surfacing for air!