Are you looking for a holiday destination off the beaten path in Lapland? Welcome to Kilpisjärvi, a tiny village in the remote northwestern corner of Arctic Lapland in Finland. Guesthouse Haltinmaa, in the heart of the village, offers you a delightful base for your holiday.
One destination, three countries, many cultures
The village of Kilpisjärvi sits in a unique Arctic setting. It is surrounded by the highest peaks of Finnish Lapland and cradles in the lap of the rugged Scandinavian mountain range. It is bordered by a deep clear-water lake on one side and a vast uninhabited wilderness on the other.
Kilpisjärvi is the gateway to the magnificent landscapes and the rich culture and intriguing history of three countries: Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Kilpisjärvi is the only mountain village in Finnish Lapland.
The best times to visit Kilpisjärvi
The eight seasons of the Arctic offer many reasons to discover Kilpisjärvi.
Summer is short and sweet in its intensity. The magnitude of colors in Arctic nature is amazing and the period of the Midnight Sun, from late May until late July, alluring.
The darkening nights of late summer mark the beginning of the magical Northern Lights season. Kilpisjärvi tops the list of Lapland's best places for experiencing nature's extraordinary light show. Lady Aurora's dance performances continue until early April.
Autumn starts in September with a festival of colors as summer bids farewell and nature starts preparing for winter. Kilpisjärvi is noted for particularly impressive autumn foliage.
The Polar Night is called "kaamos" in Finnish and in Kilpisjärvi it lasts from late November until the middle of January. Contrary to common belief the Polar Night does not mean absolute darkness. The sun hovers below the horizon and never fully rises, but there are a few hours of beautiful, pastel-colored daylight each day.
Holiday makers looking for an action-packed winter destination find Kilpisjärvi a genuine Arctic playground. Those seeking a haven of peace and tranquility are equally fortunate. The snow-covered period extends from late November until early May.
Whichever season you choose for your visit, Kilpisjärvi is bound to leave you wanting for more.
Guesthouse Haltinmaa at your service
Guesthouse Haltinmaa is a family-owned business in the heart of the village. It's an ideal base for your holiday, steps away from the services in the village and on the threshold to nature's treasures.
The comfortable accommodations, the restaurant and the pub create a welcoming setting for a memorable holiday in Arctic Lapland.