Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

Hiking Ski cross - country off trails Fishing Walk on a marked trail Pick berries and mushrooms Canoeing Sights and scenery Visit a Nature Centre Walk on a nature trail Visit in a information hut

Finland's wild northwestern arm – Käsivarsi – has the country's most mountainous scenery. Halti Fell, the highest peak in Finland, can be reached all year round along the challenging Nordkalottleden Trail. A shorter walk from Kilpisjärvi village takes you to the top of the iconic Saana Fell. Rare arctic and mountain plants and animals thrive amid Käsivarsi's splendid scenery. Grayling and arctic charr rise to the bait in the region's fine fishing waters.


Location of Käsivarsi Wilderness Area in FinlandFinland's highest tops in the wild far north 

Location: Lapland, Enontekiö. Read more.

Things to do: Wilderness hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing. Read more.

Things to see: The beautiful landscape of Yliperä with fell flora and fauna. Read more.

Suitability: Rewarding for experienced hikers and fishers, but also an unforgettable one-day destination for less experienced visitors.

Services: Kilpisjärvi has year-round tourist resort services and a nature centre. There are wilderness, reservation, and rental huts along the Nordkalottleden Trail and in the wilderness area. Services provided by cooperating partners are also available. Read more.

Trails: Saana Nature Trail (5 km) and marked trails (0.8-12 km) in Kilpisjärvi, and the Nordkalottleden Trail (70-140 km). Read more.

This is the webpage www.nationalparks.fi/kasivarsi 

Customer Service

Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre
Tel. 0206 39 7990

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre
Tel. 0206 39 7950

Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Area
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