Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

17.1.2022
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.–26.1.2022. 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.
1.7.2021
The flood destroyed the Vuomakasjoki bridge on the Nordkalott Trail and a new one will be built in 2022. You have to wade across the Vuomakasjoki River.
Two skiers following a cross-marked route. It's snowing. In the background a snowy landscape.

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 Nordkalott 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.

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

Three hikers with large backpacks have arrived at the service desk of Kilpisjärvi visitor centre.

Customer Service

Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre
Tel. 0206 39 7990
kilpisjarvi(at)metsa.fi
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre
Tel. 0206 39 7950
tunturilappi(at)metsa.fi

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kasivarsi