Hetta Area

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
Three skiers in front of an old log hut are on skis and two cyclists are sitting on the porch of the hut. The bikes rest on the wall of the hut. It is a sunny winter day. In front of the hut there is an old pine tree and the hut is surrounded by a pine forest.

Northern Lapland Region
Municipality of Enontekiö

The central village in the municipality of Enontekiö is Hetta. Together with its surrounding area it is a charming hiking destination. The trails in the area are perfect for day trips, but Hetta can also be the starting point for a longer trek lasting several days. During winter tens of kilometres of cross-country skiing trails are maintained around Hetta Village.

To the south of Hetta Village there is Lake Ounasjärvi, from where one of Lapland's most popular canoeing rivers, the River Ounasjoki, starts. As well as being popular with canoeists, it is also a favourite destination for fishers. On the other side of Lake Ounasjärvi is the majestic Pyhäkero Fell, the northernmost peak of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.

In Enontekiö the sun does not rise above the horizon from the beginnig of December to the middle of January. From Polar night live (enontekio.fi) you can view yourself what the region is like at this time of the year.

The state-owned land in the area is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, Finland.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/hettaarea

Customer Service

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre
Tel. 0206 39 7950

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