Hetta Area

In winter two hikers walk in snow shoes and poles in front of the Fell-Lapland Nature Center.

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 www.nationalparks.fi/hettaarea.

Customer Service

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

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