Things to Do and See in Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

19.6.2019
Notice! There are bacteria in the well of the Open and Reservable Wilderness Hut of Hannukuru. Water must be boiled before use.
Vuovjjuš – Wanderers exhibition tells about the nomadic Sámi culture and northern nature. Photo: Maarit Kyöstilä.

Permanent Exhibitions

  • Vuovjjuš – Wanderers exhibition tells about the nomadic Sámi culture and northern nature. The star of the exhibition is the reindeer – the link between nature and man. Read more.
  • Travellers of the North is a description of the researchers, tourists, and other travellers attracted to the area by the arctic fell nature.
  • 8 seasons is a story of the special atmosphere of nature in Enontekiö.
  • The children's exhibitionNestling, focuses on nature trips and life on the fells.
  • Yrjö Kokko library is a tribute to Yrjö Kokko, a veterinarian and author who saved the whooper swan from extinction.
  • Lauri Pappila's birds is an amazing collection of wooden birds by the outsider artist and sculptor based in Enontekiö.
  • For more information on the visitor centre's permanent exhibitions.

Changing Exhibitions

In the Visitor Centre there is all the time art and photo exhibitions, which are usually related to Sámi culture, nature and outdoors activities.

 There is all the time changing art and photo exhibitions, which are related to Sámi culture, nature and outdoors activities. Photo: Maarit Kyöstilä.

Guided Group Activities

Please book guided tours in advance with the nature centre. Guided tours cost €50/hour/group. Guided tours can also be booked with cooperating partners.

  • Introduction to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
    • An introduction to Pallas-Yllästunturii National Park, a short film about the national park and it's nature.
    • Free of charge. Duration: 30 min.

Films at the Auditorium  

  • Several presentations on fell nature, culture, and Palla-Yllästunturi National Park can be viewed in the auditorium. Read more.
  • Kino Hetta shows films at the visitor centre weekly. For more information about the films and showing times, go the Enontekiö municipality's website (www.enontekio.fi, in Finnish) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/groups/enontekionkunnankino).

Yrjö Kokko Library

The library includes books about the nature, history, and culture of Northern Lapland and an extensive collection of books by Yrjö Kokko, a veterinarian and author who lived in Enontekiö, at the Ungelo farm. His books saved the Whooper Swan from extinction in Finland. The library's collection also includes the personal collection of Marja Vuorelainen, a famous female photographer, who photographed people of Lapland in the 1940s and 1950s.

The Yrjö Kokko library is dedicated to a veterinarian and author who lived in Enontekiö and whose books saved the Whooper Swan from extinction in Finland. Photo: Maarit Kyöstilä.

In the Surroundings of the Visitor Centre