Directions

Käsivarsi Wilderness Area is located on the east side of the Kilpisjärvi-Karesuvanto road. To its north and to its east the wilderness area's boundary runs along the Norwegian border.

Map of surroundings of Käsivarsi Wilderness Area © Metsähallitus

By Public Transportation

  • There are coaches (www.matkahuolto.fi) from Rovaniemi daily to Kilpisjärvi.
  • During spring there are flights (www.tosilappi.fi) into Enontekiö. Kittilä airport functions throughout the year on a daily basis. A connecting coach or airport taxi service transport visitors on from Kittilä (www.tosilappi.fi).
  • The closest railway stations (www.vr.fi) are located at Kolari and Rovaniemi. Night/car trains travel to Rovaniemi.

By Car

Main road 21 (E8) runs along the western boundary of the wilderness area. A good point to start excursions is the village of Kilpisjärvi.

Starting Points for Excursions

  • The best starting points for those arriving with cars are at the parking areas at Ropinsalmi, Saarikoski, Kilpisjärvi and Iitto.

Maps

Electronic Maps

Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

 

Other Maps

  • Halti, Kilpisjärvi, Pältsa, waterproof map, 1:50 000, Calazo Förlag 2015. The map is sold by Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, Fell Lapland Nature Centre and some private enterprises in the village of Kilpisjärvi.
  • Ulkoilukartta: Halti-Kilpisjärvi outdoor map, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2015. The map is sold by Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, Fell Lapland Nature Centre and some private enterprises in the village of Kilpisjärvi.
  • Kaaresuvanto Lätäseno Ropinsalmi Waterproof topographic map, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2017. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Outdoor GT Northern Finland, 2016, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Route Map of Kilpisjärvi (winter), 2010. The map is sold by Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, Fell Lapland Nature Centre. You may print the map here (julkaisut.metsa.fi).
  • Route Map of Kilpisjärvi (summer), 2010. The map is sold by Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre, Fell Lapland Nature Centre. You may print the map here (julkaisut.metsa.fi).
  • Ropi Kalkkoaivi Munnikurkkio Waterproof Topographic Map, 1:50 000, Karttakeskus 2017. Map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Parking Areas 

  • Käsivarrentie 14123 (road 21,  E8), Kilpisjärvi
  • Käsivarrentie 11194 (road 21,  E8), Saarikoski
  • Käsivarrentie 9912 (road 21,  E8), Iitto
  • Käsivarrentie 8835 (road 21, E8), Ropinsalmi

Publications of Käsivarsi Area (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Old photos

Other Publications