Car Transfers: Hetta Pallas

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Toute l’année, nous proposons un transfert de voiture entre Hetta et Pallas pour 90€ par trajet.

Trajet de Pallas à Hetta

Quand vous déposez votre véhicule à Pallas, les clés peuvent être laissées dans une enveloppe à l’accueil de l’hôtel avec le nom de la personne qui compte récupérer votre voiture. Si vous comptez randonner ou skier en dehors de la pleine saison, le centre de nature peut être utilisé pour ce même service pendant les horaires d’ouvertures.

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).

Si vous avez un double des clés et qu’un peut être laissé à l’intérieur de la voiture, nous pouvons garder votre voiture dans notre cour jusqu'à ce que vous soyez proche de votre destination pour ensuite la déposée à un endroit choisit au préalable (par exemple a Rysä, ou devant une mairie...), et la vérouiller avec les doubles des clés à l'intérieur. Dans ce cas, la somme pourra être reversée dans une enveloppe à l’hôtel ou au centre de nature et votre voiture aura été transferée comme par magie !

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.

Trajet pour Hetta – Pallas

On peut aussi se rencontrer à Rysä ou Kalasatama (Valkamatie 15: aka the normal set off point at the lake in the centre of town) avant votre départ et ensuite transférer votre voiture dans notre cour à Hetta huskies. Ou alors vous pouvez laisser notre véhicule en venant directement à la ferme, nous vous déposerons à Pallas avec tous les équipements nécessaires pour votre périple.

Quand la randonnée à Pallas sera terminée, nous vérrouillerons votre véhicule avec les clefs à l'intérieur (si vous avez un double des clefs), ou nous vous les déposerrons dans une enveloppe à l’hôtel ou au centre de nature. (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 1-3 people from one end of the national park to the other. For additional people and kit there is a surcharge of €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.