Hetta- Pallas Car Transfer Services
A number of companies, including ours, offer car transfers from one end to the other of the National Park for those planning to hike or ski its length. Ask for further details.
Downhill Ski Slopes and Heliskiing Potential
The ski slopes at Hetta Hiihtomaa are 250 to 800 metres long, and children have their own 100 metres ski slope and sledding hill. The slopes are the perfect steepness for learning to telemark or carve on, and advanced skiers and telemark skiers will find an abundance of widerness slopes for their enjoyment in Enontekiö.
Whilst we have run a number of corporate heli-skiing programes (eg for Nike ACG and Lapin Kulta) in the Kilpisjärvi region in the past, the Finnish northern helicopters are currently being reserved for rescue and other medical purposes so this is a bit more challenging to operate without bringing in helicopters from Sweden.
XC Ski Track Network and Back-country Skiing potential
There are 100s of kilometres of tracks open in the area immediately around Hetta in winter. The first tracks start being maintained as soon as the first snows have fallen to sufficient depth. A wider network is opened as soon as the rivers and lakes have frozen securely and by mid-February (traditionally the time of the so-called Finnish skiing holiday), the whole network is open. Trails continued to be groomed as long as conditions stay good. Skiers with back-country skis should also check out the Käsivarsi and Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Areas.
The snowmobiling season begins in early winter and continues long into the spring. Trails are plentiful; 600 kilometres of trails run through Enontekiö. One of the most significant is the Victoria trail that runs along the Finnish-Swedish border from Muonio to Kilpisjärvi. Enontekiö also has snowmobile trails maintained by Metsähallitus, the Finnish state forestry enterprise, these trails require a separate trail pass.
Jari Joki (next door to Majatalo, tel. 040 8209308) and Hetta Safaris (http://www.en.hettasafaris.com/) both rent snowmobiles. However Hetta Safaris prefers to send a guide with you on your safari rather than just letting you hire them on your own unless you are clearly very expereinced with both driving the machines and navigating trails in an arctic wilderness.
Frisbee golf is a fun family game. Are you an aerodynamics wizard who can make the Frisbee fly between the trees? The nine-hole Frisbee course in Hetta is open every day, round the clock. The course is free, and you can rent Frisbees from the Fell Lapland Nature Center.
Equipment Rental and River Transfer Services
Winter and summer outdoor gear can be hired from a number of companies locally (including from Hetta Huskies). We will be happy to point you in the right direction, depending on your needs.
River Transfer Services
Many summer visitors like to arrange for transfers to river put ins and / or take outs to facilitate river journeys. Of course, the paddling equipment and guiding on those rivers can also be arranged. We can normally arrange both equipment hire, guiding and or transfers in-house but if we cannot help you in this matter then we will connect you to someone who can.
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