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Kilpisjärvi

A village in the Arm of Finland

Welcome to Kilpisjärvi in Northern Lapland! Kilpisjärvi is situated in the arm of Finland, surrounded by magnificent fells. This small and enchanting mountain village offers an unforgettable chance to experience Lapland’s scenic nature and the adventures it offers in the northernmost part of Finland. Kilpisjärvi is also perfect for exploring Lappish culture and traditions. Local services offer delicious local dishes, such as sautéed reindeer and fish soup, which are definitely worth trying.

The surroundings of Kilpisjärvi are home to famous fells, such as the majestic Saana, which towers over the village. The impressive Saana is featured in most landscape pictures taken from Kilpisjärvi. Kilpisjärvi is also known for its crystal-clear lakes, such as Kilpisjärvi and Mallajärvi, which provide excellent opportunities for fishing and boating. On the shores of the lakes, you can also simply relax and enjoy the silence of the wilderness.

At the crossroads of three states

Kilpisjärvi is located near the borders of Norway and Sweden, making the area unique. On the top of Saana, you can admire the fells on the Norwegian and Swedish sides. In addition, you can easily make a delightful shopping trip to Tromsø, also known as the Paris of Norway, from Kilpisjärvi. The drive from Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø takes about 2.5 hours. There are also a bus connections to Tromsø.

The area offers a perfect chance to marvel at this unique part of Finland, which differs significantly from even the landscapes of southern Lapland with its ruggedness. Kilpisjärvi is an ideal place for those who want to experience the beauty and tranquility of Lapland’s nature. Whether you want to ski and admire the Northern Lights or hike in the mountains during the summer and enjoy the Midnight sun, Kilpisjärvi provides an unforgettable journey to one of the northernmost parts of Finland. Welcome to enjoy a unique holiday in Kilpisjärvi!

3

3 countries intertwine: Finland, Norway and Sweden

100

Approx. 100 permanent residents

1029

Highest point 1029 m (Saana)

Available experiences

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  • Snowmobile safari

    Lapland's picturesque and versatile landscapes offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the winter nature on the back of a snowmobile. The wilderness, snowy forests and lakes offer wonderful routes and adventures for these safaris. Join the ride through Hilla Villas!

  • Reindeer ride

    Enjoy a quiet and magical reindeer ride with local reindeer herders through Hilla Villas. This unique experience combines nature, culture and top service. Each ride is individually designed according to the traveler's wishes. 

  • Ice swimming

    The frozen lakes of Lapland create the perfect setting for ice swimming combined with the warmth of the Finnish sauna. This thrilling and invigorating experience allows you to connect with Arctic nature in its purest form. The refreshing water offer a unique opportunity to test your resilience while marvelling at the beautiful winter scenery in the unique silence of Lapland. Take a plunge into the icy waters through Hilla Villas!

  • Shaman

    Experience a deep connection to the traditions of Lapland in a shamanic ceremony through Hilla Villas. Local shamans share their wisdom and lead you on a journey full of mysticism and spirituality. High-quality service and respect for traditions are at the center of this experience.

  • Palju – Arctic hot tub

    Palju is a traditional, old-fashioned wooden outdoor hot tub. Enjoying the wood-heated Finnish palju during brisk winter evenings warms both the body and the soul. Marvel at the starry sky in the embrace of the steamy water surrounded by the Arctic air. Through Hilla Villas, you can experience the traditional combination of the Finnish sauna and palju with friends or family, savouring the authentic Lapland atmosphere!

  • Private chef

    Welcome to indulge in a luxury culinary experience in a high-class Lappish milieu! Professional chefs will tailor a delicious menu according to your desires. Whether you are on a romantic getaway for two, embarking on a family adventure or enjoying Lapland with friends, elevate your vacation to the next level. Let our local partners pamper your taste buds with this unforgettable experience! 

  • Husky safari

    Come and enjoy the excitement of a husky safari together with our local husky farmers. You will get the best possible experience that is both safe and ecologically sustainable. These local small entrepreneurs offer personal guidance and high-quality service.

  • Snowshoeing

    Feel the magic of winter while snowshoeing in the fells! Connect with nature, discover hidden treasures, and enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced adventurer, our skilled guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey while sharing stories of Lapland's rich culture and the secrets of its wild nature. Immerse yourself in this winter wonderland in collaboration with our local snowshoeing professionals! 

  • Alpine skiing

    Feel the thrill of Alpine skiing in the ski resorts of Lapland surrounded by the snowy landscapes! Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced professional, the mesmerizing fells offer everyone a perfect chance to ski in world-class surroundings. Start from the top and take in the beauty of Lapland or try this exciting winter sports in an easier slope. You won't want to miss out on this experience!

  • Ski trails

    Explore the breathtaking scenery of Lapland while skiing! Lapland offers wonderful snow-covered ski trails, perfect for both beginners and seasoned cross-country skiers. Glide through the enchanting silence in the fells surrounded by the magical Northern Lights. With well-maintained and versatile trails, Lapland is a one-of-a-kind skiing paradise. Put on your skis and go on a skiing adventure in this winter wonderland!

  • Northern Lights

    Admiring the Northern Lights is an experience that will live in your heart forever. Hilla Villas helps you arrange individual tours with local experts. These professionals know the best spots and times to catch the Northern Lights, while offering a high level of service and comfort.

  • Ski touring

    Have you ever tried this exciting winter sport that combines skiing with untracked snowy terrain in breathtaking Lapland? Ski touring allows you to explore the fells beyond marked trails and go further in the backcountry for an unforgettable adventure! If you are an experienced alpine skier and want to try something a little more extreme, join this thrilling adventure with Hilla Villas' local partners!

  • Fishing

    Go on a fishing trip with local fishing guides through Hilla Villas. No one knows the waterways better than these locals who also offer tools and tips for a fresh catch. High-quality service and sustainable fishing practices guarantee a great day on the water.