Customer Service and Guidance

  • Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre is open from March until the end of September.
    • Information on the area's nature, hiking and services.
    • Permits, maps, books and souvenirs available for purchase.
  • Fell Lapland Visitor Centre offers services outside the high season, when the visitor centre is closed.
  • Information boards in Malla Strict Nature Reserve are in Finnish, English, Northern Sámi and Norwegian.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Restaurants and shops

Huts and a Campfire Site

  • Lighting campfires is prohibited in Malla Strict Nature Reserve.
  • At Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut there is a gas cooker for cooking food.
  • There is also a campfire site in the hut grounds. Lighting campfires is forbidden at the campfire site if a forest fire warning is in effect.
  • For more information on lighting campfires, please see the Hiking in Finland instructions.

Kuohkimajärvi Open Wilderness Hut. Photo: Seija Olkkonen

Drinking Water

  • Water in the area is usually drinkable, but on hot summer days it is recommended to boil the water first.
  • For tips on drinking water, please see the Hiking in Finland pages.

Waste Management

  • There are usually no waste collection bins along the trails, so you must take care of waste disposal yourself. This means that it is the responsibility of each hiker to bring the waste that accumulates during the trip back to a recycling point. Biodegradable waste should be placed in a toilet or composter, and small amounts of clean paper and cardboard can be used as kindling in a campfire.
  • Read more about Hiking without Littering

Toilets

  • There is a dry toilet at Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut.

Overnight stays

Camping

  • Camping is prohibited in Malla Strict Nature Reserve, but pitching a tent is allowed in the Kuohkimajärvi open and reservable wilderness hut grounds.

Open and Reservable Wilderness Huts

Lodging in the Surrounding Area

  • Rental cabins are available through the local entrepreneurs, and caravan sites with a power connection are available as well, and there is one hotel in the village of Kilpisjärvi.
  • More information on services.

Equipment Rental

Services for the Disabled

  • Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre is accessible by wheelchair. There is a toilet for the disabled in the visitor centre. Hiking routes in Malla Strict Nature Reserve are not suitable for the physically challenged.

Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • The nearest banks, cash points, medical centres and pharmacies are located in Hetta, the municipal centre of Enontekiö, and in the village of Muonio.
  • There is a medical centre in Karesuvanto.
  • Kilpisjärvi village has a service station and a shop as well as points for permit sales, postal services and pharmacy services. Transportation services (taxi, boat and plane services, car transport service) are also available.
  • More information on the municipality of Enontekiö's website (www.tosilappi.fi).