Sights in Kilpisjärvi and Käsivarsi Wilderness Area

The square-shaped fell Saivaara in a fell landscape.


Halti Fell

Finland's highest point is located at Halti, on the border between Finland and Norway. The highest point is on the fell's slope, 1324 metres above sea-level. It is located about 55 km from the village of Kilpisjärvi. The Nordic hiking route Nordkalott Trail leads from Kilpisjärvi to the top of Halti Fell.

Pitsusköngäs Falls

These falls are located by Nordkalott Trail. The falls are 17 m high. They are about 45 km from the village of Kilpisjärvi.

A waterfall between the fell slopes flowing down into a small lake between the rocks.

Saivaara Hill

The jagged silhouette of Saivaara Hill rises to 830 m at the south end of Porojärvi Valley. At the top of the hill is a memorial plaque in honour of Finland's former president Urho Kekkonen. If you are interested in seeing the memorial the hill can be climbed from its east side.

Saana Fell

Saana Fell is located by the village of Kilpisjärvi. This strange looking fell is 1 029 m high. You can climb to the top of Saana Fell along a trail which starts at the Kilpisjärvi tourist centre. There is also a hiking trail which circles Saana Fell. During winter this portion has maintained skiing trails.


This is the highest point in Finland where the national road network reaches. It is at 565,8 m above sea level and 12 km south of the village of Kilpisjärvi.

Lapland War Memorial Monument

The monument marking where the final shot of the Lapland War was fired in 1945 is located at Muotkatakka parking area / rest spot.

Malla Strict Nature Reserve

Malla is Finland's oldest strict nature reserve; it was established in 1916. It has an area of 30 Because the area has calciferous soil there is a diverse array of fell vegetation there.

The River Kitsijoki Falls

This waterfall is located in Malla Strict Nature Reserve by Nordkalott Trail.

The Three Nations' Border Point

This is the point at which Finland's, Norway's and Sweden's borders all meet. It is located 11 km from the village of Kilpisjärvi.

The River Tsahkaljoki Falls

The waterfall is located 1 km from Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre.

Kilpisjärvi Finnish War Mission Memorial

A memorial commemorating a mission in 1916 is situated in Kilpisjärvi across from Siilastupa informationpoint.