Northern Lapland Region
The central village in the municipality of Enontekiö is Hetta. Together with its surrounding areas 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 ski trails are maintained around Hetta Village.
To the south of Hetta Village is Lake Ounasjärvi, from where starts one of Lapland's most popular canoeing rivers the River Ounasjoki. As well as being popular with canoeists it is also a favourite of 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 (www.enontekio.fi) you can look yourself, what kind is the region in this time of year.
The state-owned lands in the area are managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland. Address: Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö, Finland.