Annual Events


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Summer Events


Hetta Summer Adventure Week
Hetta's summer adventure week's website is: http://www.retkiviikko.fi/. It was the brainchild of Saija-Maaret who offers health and fitness and personal training services in the area (http://www.saija-maaret.fi/).

Hetta Summer Triathlon
Hetta's summer triathlon takes place each year at the end of the Hetta Outdoor Week (normally at the end of July / start of August). The route includes c. 12km biking on both tarmac roads and forestry trails, c. 8km of xc running and a 2km paddle: http://www.retkiviikko.fi/files/8414/0023/9980/Reittikartta.pdf

Hetta Pallas Ultratrail Run
The 55km Pallas - Hetta Ultratrail Run takes place at the end of July and includes a sweet 1800m of ascent. http://nuts.fi/tapahtumat/pallas/

Hetta Summer Adventure Week
Hetta's summer adventure week's website is: http://www.retkiviikko.fi/. It was the brainchild of Saija-Maaret who offers health and fitness and personal training services in the area (http://www.saija-maaret.fi/).


Autumn Events


The Full Moon Art Night. 
This takes place once a year – normally in mid-October. It includes presentations of music, poetry, literature and handicrafts.

Väätipäivät
The event will include presentations on local life skills, business products and services, villages, organizations and other entities in the market place and evening events. Common celebration and presented invited to participate in all; local residents, leisure-time residents, neighbors and visitors.


Winter Events


Christmas Market: 
Hetta's Christmas Market happens at the beginning of December, each year and takes place across two days. Local craftsmen present their wares in the village school.

Frostkade 500 
The Frostskade 500 route takes you through Norway, Sweden and Finland during some of the coldest months in the Arctic. Participants can use a GPX to navigate and can travel by ski or snowshoe, using either backpacks or pulks for transporting gear. http://www.frostskade500.com


Spring Events


Hetta Music Festival: 
This celebrated event takes place, each year, in the middle of March and concerts and choral evenings are held in the church and other venues throughout Hetta. More information can be found from www.hetanmusiikkipaivat.fi 

Marianpäiväit (St Mary's Day Celebration): 
This is a big celebration of Lappish Culture by both Sami and Lapps that has taken place, annually, since the 1500s. It happens right at the end of the international tourism season, towards the end of March. Traditionally it was a time when people would gather together for baptisms, births, burials and trade. Reindeer racing has been part of the event since the 1940s and continues, today, alongside lasso-throwing competitions, musical evenings, a Lappish handicraft and products market, Sami theatre and films etc. More information can be found from www.marianpaivat.fi 

Hetta Snow Adventure Week: 
There are 10 weeks of the year when the area's companies offer their products as part of a fixed weekly programme. More information can be found from the Tourist Information Office (the Skierri). 
Enontekio's Ice Fishing Week: 
This takes place annually in the last week of April and contests are held in waters around the municipality. 

Sami Ski Race
This annual race from Hetta to Kautokeino is increasingly popular on the long distance race calendar. The main event is a 90km track across the tundra but it is also possible to take part in shorter 30km or 60km stages between Hetta and Näkkälä or Näkkälä and Kautokeino. http://www.saamiskirace.fi

Lapponia Ski Marathon and Ski Week
There are a couple hundred kilometres of ski tracks in a beautiful landscape in Olos, Muonio, Finland. The ski week is about having a good time in great company and skiing collectively for three days in the week. Everybody receives a highly admired medal and diploma. Race office is located at Olos. One 60km race goes between Olos, Keimiöjärvi and Olos (although you can opt for a 30km race goes between Olos, Jerisjärvi and Olos that day). The 50km route is between Vuontisjärvi, Pallas and Olos with an option to shorten it to 25km between Pallas and Ollos. The grand finale is an 80km race between Hetta and Ollos with the option to reduce it to 40km if starting in Kerässieppi instead. http://www.lapponiahiihto.fi/en/

Real Women on the Big Fells Winter Adventure Week in Kilpisjärvi

Only Two Fish Fishing Competition: Kilpisjärvi (Vain 2 kalaa Pilkkitapahtuma 2015)
This annual event which takes part normally in the start of May, attracts literally thousands since the prizes are extraordinary (new snowmobiles etc) and likely to be won by someone catching just one or two fish. Some people enter from afari since, if there is no success finding fish, all 'participants' enter into a draw for the prizes. (http://www.vain2kalaa.com/).