Directions to Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
Käsivarsi Wilderness Area is located on the east side of the Kilpisjärvi-Karesuvanto road. To its north and to its east the wilderness area's boundary runs along the Norwegian border.
Starting Points for Excursions
The best starting points for those arriving with cars are at the parking areas at Ropinsalmi, Saarikoski, Kilpisjärvi and Iitto.
By Buss to Kilpisjärvi
By Car to Käsivarsi Wilderness Area
Main road 21 (E8) runs along the western boundary of the wilderness area. A good point to start excursions is the village of Kilpisjärvi.
Kilpisjärvi Nature Centre Parking Area, Käsivarrentie 14123 (road 21, E8), Kilpisjärvi. Space for 40 cars. Winter maintenance. Driving directions to Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre
Iitto Parking Area, Käsivarrentie 9912 (road 21, E8), Iitto. There is space for 3 cars. No winter maintenance.
Saarikoski Parking Area, Käsivarrentie 11194 (road 21, E8), Saarikoski. Space for approximately 15 cars. During the winter maintenance period, the parking area is smaller.
Ropinsalmi Parking Area, Käsivarrentie 8835 (road 21, E8), Ropinsalmi. There is space for 3 cars. No winter maintenance.