Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
The flood destroyed the Vuomakasjoki bridge on the Nordkalott Trail and a new one will be built in 2022. You have to wade across the Vuomakasjoki River.
Three hikers with large backpacks have arrived at the service desk of Kilpisjärvi visitor centre. Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre provides information for tourists, hikers and fishers. Photo: Rami Valonen.

Welcome to Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre

Kilpisjärvi sits at the foot of Saana Fell in the middle of the Arctic high-fell area. Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre's permanent exhibition On the Edge of the Caledonides introduces Malla Strict Nature Reserve, Saana Nature Reserve and Research Area, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, and the residents of Kilpisjärvi. The Visitor Centre is for all visitors, tourists, fishers, and hikers on the Nordkalott Trail.

Opening Hours in 2022

7.–9.1.2022 Fri–Sun 9am–4pm
21.2.–8.5. Mon–Sun 10am–5pm    
6.6.–2.10. Mon–Sun10am–5pm    

At other times, customer service is available on weekdays by phone and e-mail: tel. +358 206 39 7990 / Kilpisjarvi (at)

Due to Covid-19 situation, the maximum number of customers allowed inside is max 4 persons.

Free entry.

Contact Information

Address: Käsivarrentie 14145, 99490 Kilpisjärvi (Enontekiö)
Telephone: +358 206 39 7990

When the Centre is closed You can pick up and return the keys for huts in
Reservable wilderness huts: the Customs Station of Kilpisjärvi / upon presentation of the payment receipt.
Rental huts: Neste Kilpisjärvi / upon presentation of the payment receipt.

The services of Fell Lapland Visitor Centre are in use during winter.

On the Edge of the Caledonides

Location: Northern Lapland, Enontekiö (, Kilpisjärvi. Read more.

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more.

Visit: Entrance to the visitor centre is free of charge. Read more.

Things to Do and See: The exhibition On the Edge of the Caledonides, videos, and photography presentations of Kilpisjärvi, vegetation, and reindeer husbandry. Read more.

Suitability: Suitable for hikers, trekkers, fishers, snowmobile drivers, and families. The exhibition space, customer service, and toilets are accessible to all.

Services: Information on nature, information for hikers, fishing and cross-country traffic permits, reservations and keys to reservation and rental huts in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, maps, books, souvenirs, free WiFi, recycling point. Services provided by cooperating partners are also available. Read more.

The Nature Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

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