How to get here
Flights to Enontekiö airport are available during the spring season.
There are flights to Kittilä throughout the year. Transfers from Kittilä to Kilpisjärvi are available by coach or by pre-booked taxi. Taxis must be pre-booked no later than 6pm the day before by calling 0400 138 262 / Kilpisjärvi Taxi.
The airport transfer to Kittilä airport from Kilpisjärvi is on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 13.00. The plane departs at 18.00. The car will wait for the arriving plane before returning to Kilpisjärvi. A one-way trip costs 50€. There is an additional cost of 5€ if you bring your own skiing toboggan or sledge.
You can also conveniently reach Kilpisjärvi from Kiruna and Tromsø either by rental car or by pre-booked taxi. In summer, the Eskelisen Lapin-linja bus travels daily between Kilpisjärvi and Tromsø, and in spring on weekends. There is a local bus which travels every day (excluding Saturdays) from Tromsø to Skibotn, which is only 50km (30 miles) from Kilpisjärvi, and from there you can complete your journey with a pre-booked taxi. There are direct flights from Oulu to Tromsø five times a week, and there are daily flights between Helsinki and Oslo. For more information call 0400 138 262 / Kilpisjärvi Taxi.
There are buses every day from Rovaniemi to Kilpisjärvi. The bus departs Rovaniemi bus station at 08:00 and arrives at Kilpisjärvi Hiking Center at approximately 16:25. The bus from Kilpisjärvi to Rovaniemi leaves the Hiking Center at 13:15 and arrives at Rovaniemi bus station at 20:50.
There is a direct bus operated by Eskelisen Lapin-linjat from Kolari train station to Kilpisjärvi in summer and autumn on Saturdays, but only on the days when there are trains operating at the station.
The nearest train stations are in Kolari and in Rovaniemi. Car-carrier trains operate at both stations.
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Kilpisjärvi is located at the northern end of Highway 21 (E8). The road passes through the Tornio river valley which you can admire on the journey.