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Getting to Kilpisjärvi in Arctic Lapland

No matter which direction you come from, north or south, you'll travel to Kilpisjärvi along the Northern Lights Route. 

By air to Kittilä in Finland or Tromso in Norway

The nearest airport in Finland is located in Kittilä (280 km / 173 miles) and the local taxi company provides a regularly scheduled airport shuttle between Kittilä and Kilpisjärvi three times a week. Please contact KilpisTaxi for timetables and prices. 

The airport in Tromso, Norway, is located 170 km (105 miles) from Kilpisjärvi. Private airport transfers are organized by local Tromso cabs as well as by KilpisTaxi.

Enontekiö municipal airport serves only charter flights for the time being.

Daily bus from Rovaniemi and seasonal bus from Tromso

A daily bus service connects Rovaniemi to Kilpisjärvi, via Kittilä and Muonio. Check Matkahuolto for timetables, fares and ticket purchase.

Norwegian Bussring connects Tromso in Norway with Rovaniemi in Finland, with a stop in Kilpisjärvi during peak seasons in summer, fall and winter.

By train from Rovaniemi or Kolari

The nearest railway station is in Kolari (270 km / 167 miles) and another is situated in Rovaniemi (430 km / 267 miles). The night train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi connects  with the daily bus to Kilpisjärvi. Train schedules, fares and ticket purchase are found at Finnish Railways.

Road trip to Kilpisjärvi

The village of Kilpisjärvi is located on Highway 21 which is known as the Northern Lights Route. 

Saivaara Cottages in Kilpisjärvi

The reception of Saivaara Cottages is located on Harjuntie road in the village of Kilpisjärvi. The nearest bus stop is by Kilpisjärvi Nature Center, approximately 300 meters (1/5 mile) from Saivaara Cottages reception.. The bus stops there on request only, so please remind the driver in advance, if you want to step off there. The center of the village where you'll find a few shops and a service station is located 800 meters (1/2 mile) from Saivaara Cottages.

There is parking space and an electrical outlet for car heating by each Saivaara Cottage. Eletric cars can be charged at K-Market Kilpishalli in the village center. There is no car charging possibility at Saivaara Cottages.

Welcome to Saivaara Cottages
in Kilpisjärvi, Arctic Lapland!