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Kilpisjärvi

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Kilpisjärvi

Kilpisjärvi is a small village in Enontekiö on the top of Finland's "arm" and it's the only real alpine village in Finland. Many important sights are located in Kilpisjärvi or nearby. Kilpisjärvi is served by regular busses from Rovaniemi and by line taxi from Hetta. There are several accommodation services [1] in the village including camping area, cottages and a hotel.


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Enontekiö is on E8. The nearest airport is in Tromsø or Enontekiö

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  • Halti is with its 1328m the highest mountain of Finland. It's a popular destination among hikers and it's only possible to reach by foot. It's situated some 50 km north from the nearest village Kilpisjärvi.
  • The mountain Saana is, like Halti also a popular destination among hikers. Saana has got an unmistakeable profile and it's situated just a few kilometres from Kilpisjärvi.
  • The Three Border Point (Kolmen valtakunnan rajapyykki in Finnish, Treriksröset in Swedish, Treriksrøysa in Norwegian) is a place where the national borders of Finland, Sweden and Norway collide. It is located in Golddaluokta, about 20 kilometers from Kilpisjärvi. Place is reachable by boat or hiking.

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  • Tundrea Restaurant, Kasivarrentie 14188, 99490 KILPISJARVI, +358 400 396 684, [2]. Original Lapland style restaurant serving local dishes. I recommend trying, if you want to enjoy a true experience in Lappish cuisine.  edit
  • Cafe Restaurant Ida-Sofie, Käsivarrentie 14205, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, +358-(0)16-537790, [3]. 12-18. The best restaurant in town. Scenic restaurant with views to the Saana and the lake. The best chef in town. (+69.015175,+20.878594) edit
  • Arctic Mutteri, Urpiaisenkuja 3, +358400232217, [4].  edit

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  • Arctic Polar Oy, Urpiaisenkuja 3 99490 Kilpisjärvi, +358400 232 217 (), [5]. checkin: 12; checkout: 12. Nice 2-6 persons apartments and foodrestorant. www.arcticpolar.net begin 70€/night.  edit
  • Tundrea Holiday Resort Kilpisjarvi, 99490 Kilpisjarvi, +358 400 396 684 (, fax: +358 16 537 803).  edit Tundrea Holiday Resort [6] is excellent holiday residence located in the very heart of Kilpisjarvi. You can stay either in hotel rooms or big chalets. Open all year round. www.kilpisjarvi.net


  • Lapland Hotels Kilpis (Lapland Hotels), Käsivarrentie 14206, 99490 Kilpisjärvi, Finland (It's on E8.), +358-(0)16 537 761, [7]. One hotel in Kilpisjärvi. (+69.015144,+20.878991) edit

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Routes through Kilpisjärvi
TromsøSkibotn  W noframe E  YlläsTornio




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