Car Transfers: Hetta Pallas

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We offer car transfers in the key hiking and skiing seasons between Hetta and Pallas for €90 per transfer.

Car Drops From Pallas - Hetta

When dropping a car at Pallas for us to pick up and transfer to Hetta, you can leave your keys for us in an envelope at the hotel reception, (with your registration number, car make and our company name on the envelope). FYI: The hotel charges a nominal fee for this service.

If you are hiking or skiing outside of the high season, the nature centre can be used for the same purpose during normal business hours. (This is also where you will pick up the cabin keys if you have booked one or more of the bookable huts in advance).

If you have two sets of car keys and one set can be left inside the car, then we can keep the car on our yard until you are nearly at your destination and then drop it to a pre-agreed location in town (for instance, at the Rysä, where the water taxis dock, below the Municipality Hall or at one of the downtown hotels) and lock the keys inside. In this case, the transfer payment can be left in the envelope in the hotel at the Pallas end and it will be as if the car has transferred itself by magic.

Alternatively if you have only one set of keys, we can try to time the delivery of the car to Hetta for when you arrive and you can then pay by cash or credit card on arrival if you have not already left the payment with the keys at the hotel at the Pallas end.

Car exchanges at the roadhead end of the Mustavaaran forestry road are also possible for an additional €8 (but we would prefer not to drive city cars off road to the end of the forestry road itself).

We can pick you up or drop you off to the end of the roadhead at the trailhead to the national park for €10pp (with a mimumum charge of €30).
(For more information see the FAQs below).

Call this number oremail if you want to add this option to the rental.

Car Drops From Hetta - Pallas

We can either meet you downtown in Hetta @ the Rysä / Kalasatama (Valkamatie 15: aka the normal set off point at the lake in the centre of town) when you are about to set off and then transfer your car to our yard until it is time for the transfer, or alternatively, you can drop your car to our farm and we will drop you back into town with all of your hiking and skiing equipment, ready to go.

At the Pallas end, we can either lock your keys into your car (if you have a second set) or leave them for you in an envelope in the hotel or nature centre. (They charge a small fee for this service.)


How to Cross Lake Ounasjärvi to reach the Hetta-Pallas trails.

In mid-winter, when the lake is frozen, you can simply cross the lake by ski.

In summer, there are four main companies organising boat transfers (although it is also possible to start from the forestry road that leads to be Pyhakero cabin, thereby reducing your hiking distance by 7km).

The four boat-transfer companies are:
(1) Tuomo: he can be reached on 040512 9814;
(2) Hotel Hetta (which offer set shuttles twice a day, with the last one at 4pm in addition to private charters for €50 per shuttle). They can be reached on 016323700;
(3) Paavontalo, 016 521021 and
(4) Hetan Kota on 040 0183020).

If you prefer to start your hike at the trailhead at the end of the Mustavaarantie forestry road/start of the HP hiking trails, this is possible. It involves a c. 25 min. off-road drive which can be organised at a cost of €10per person (with a minimum charge of €30.

In the transition seasons between autumn-winter and spring-summer, the ice may be unstable to cross and it might also be too early or too late for the water taxis to operate (you will need to check the state of the lake at the last moment from the boat transfer companies). When this is the case, an alternative starting-point or end-point for the hike is either the road-head at the Mustavaaran forestry road or, if the road is still open, at the summer trailhead, c.4km down the forestry road / c. 2km path from the Pyhäkero hut.

We can meet you at the roadhead with your car if you warn us by giving us an approximate time of arrival ahead of time and then calling us from the last gated bridge on the forestry road, c. 5km from Hetta. (FYI: This option has an additional €8 charge over the standard meeting spots either at our farmstead or at the downtown Ryssä).

Can you time the transfer to meet us at a specific time in Pallas?

We normally arrange the car transfers at our convenience. If you wish, for some reason, for us to deliver the car at a specific time or to time our arrival at Pallas in order to pick up kit or people, we MAY be able to do so but the charge for this is €150 per transfer and applies for the transfer of kit or people for up to 3 people. For every additional person or person's kit to be transferred, we charge an additional €50 per person.

Can you transport bikes, hire kit or people back and forth from one end to the other

If you have rented pulks, skis or bikes from us and want us to try to time the delivery of your car to Pallas for a specific time in order to avoid having to bring the rental equipment back to us, we may be able to do this (+/- one hour since it is always hard to time it correctly).

We charge €130 when we have to transfer bikes / pick up hire kit (pulks, skis etc) or from 1 to 3 people from one end of the national park to the other. For additional kit or people we charge an additional €50 per person. This option is not included in the online booking reservation and will need to be something that you discuss with us separately to see if it is possible or not.

På Svenska: Biltransfer Hetta-Pallas

Vi erbjuder biltransfers under vandring- och skidsäsong mellan Hetta och Pallas för 85 euro per transfer.

Lämna bilen i Pallas

När du lämnar en bil i Pallas, kan nycklarna lämnas i ett kuvert i hotellmottagningen, adresserat till oss som hämtar upp bilen. Innan och efter högsäsong kan naturcentret användas för samma ändamål.

Om du har två uppsättningar bilnycklar och kan lämna kvar en bilnyckel i bilen, så kan vi fövara den på vår gård tills du nästan äär framme vid din slutdestination och sedan parkera den på en förutbestämd plats i stan (till exempel, Vid Rysä, där vattentaxin håller till, nedanför stadshuset), och lämna nycklarna i den låsta bilen. I det här fallet kan betalningen lämnas i ett kuvert i hotellet eller naturcentret.

Alternativt, om sjön fortfarande är frusen när du vandrar (t.ex. i början av våren) och vattentaxin ännu inte är i bruk (du måste kontrollera sjöns tillstnåd i sista stund genom vattentaxiföretagen) är ett alternativ att ta den ungefär 2 km långa stigen från Pyhakerostugan till Mustavaaravägen. Därifrån leder en skogsväg förbi den vackra Ullatievaskogen till huvudvägen, ungrfär 5 km från Hetta. Vi kan möta dig på vägen med din bil om du ringer när du når den sista hängbron på skogsvägen.

Lämna bilen i Hetta

Vi kan antingen träffa dig vid Rysä när du startar din tur och sedan förvara din bil på vår gård tills det är dags för transfern, alternativt kan du lmna din bil på vår gård och vi kör dig till stan med all din vandrings- eller skidutrustning.

Vid din slutdestination Pallas kommer vi antingen att låsa in dina nycklar i din bil (om du har en andra uppsättning) eller lämna dem i ett kuvert i hotellet eller naturcentret.