The Halti fell - on The Top of Europe

Snowmobilesafari from the Hetta village to the Kilpisjarvi Lake
and Halti fell

The Halti tunturi - fell is the highest point in Finland, at 1,324 m above sea level.  The Halti fell is located in the municipality of Enontekiö in the province of Lapland at the border between Finland and Norway. Safari starts in Hetta village.

If you arrive by plane, the nearest airports are Enontekio airport and the Kittila airport, you also can come by train to the Kolari railway station. Transport from the airport and Kolari railway station to the starting point be arranged by agreement. Is a good starting place to arrive the night before - the program is getting to know each other, equipment sharing, and safety instructions as well as driving instructions walkthrough.

First day of snowmobiling

We will leave in the early morning towards lake Palojarvi and the tunturi-area. Soon we will leave the 'tree border' behind, and the treeless tunturi area will open-up in front of us. A nice and easy route to ride. In the lunchtime we will grill sausages in wilderness cabin. In the afternoon we will arrive at lake Kilpisjärvi, where we will be accommodated in hotell cabins or cottages.

Second day of snowmobiling

After good breakfast, start the other a gorgeous safariday begins. We drive past Saana tunturi towards Halti tunturi. The unique high-mountain area opens before us. If only the weather conditions will allow, there will be breathtaking views over the Norwegian fjords, from the top of Haltitunturi.  

 

 

 

 

"Three-Country Cairn" - is named for the monument of stones erected in 1897

We will return to lake Kilpisjarvi and after lunch we continue the safari to the Swedish mountain area and visit the border monument of three countries. Treriksröset (in Swedish), Treriksrøysa (in Norwegian), Kolmen valtakunnan rajapyykki (in Finnish) is the point at which the borders of Sweden, Norway and Finland meet.

And  back to hotell where sauna, iceswimmin and dinner will be waiting for us.

Third day of snowmobiling

After breakfast, we will start the returntrip. Kilpisjärvi start to the Swedish Princess Victoria, named after the snowmobile trail, 'Victorialeden' - Victoria Trail.  The speedy trail runs on both sides of the border of Finland and Sweden, along a beautiful river-bank towards Karesuvanto. We will enjoy a meal in Karesuvanto, before continuing our trip to Hetta, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Safari ends in Hetta village, sauna and dinner in accommodation place.


Additional program options;

'Song of the Sami Family'
- evening program in Hetta village,  nice stories of Lapland reindeer herders, mysticism, sorcerers, shamans, and the local culture.

 

Trip to the Arctic Ocean

As an alternative, second-day safari program -  you can make a trip to the Arctic Ocean

The route passes fells over the Arctic fjord. Unforgettable views, treeless mountain landscape changes forest landscape. Lunch we eat fresh cod. In the evening, return to Kilpisjärvi.

 

Good to know

Safari starts in the Hetta village and ends in same place. The nearest airports are in Enontekio and Kittila, and the nearest railway station is the Kolari railway station

The safaris includes; accommondations during safari, breakfasts, luchs, dinners, snowmobilerent and fuel. Winterclothings, service car for hand luggages and confirmed services.

Guiding trail conditions may vary due to changes in weather and snow. Normally that safari is possible to arrange from March to April

Trip is about 500 km on moderately difficult trails and we prefer the participants to have normal physical conditions. This safari is not suitable for children.

Groups must be at least 8 people and at the most 10 people on one group. ( If you have bigger group - no problem but please ask details how we arrage safari )

Breakfasts and dinners at the places of accommodation, lunch and snacks on the road. Accommodations are in cottages, logg houses and farmhouses. Note, some nights in shared accommodations. Every evening is possibility to go sauna. Each safari begins with a driving lesson during which the participants are briefed on technique and safety rules. We provide guidance in English. Please notice - price does not include alcoholic beverages and evening programs.

Safariday timetable example;

  • breakfasts at 08:00-08:30 am
  • safariday starts at 09:00 am
  • lunch at in forestplaces or country restaurants about 'the noon time' - grill sausages in open fire and sandwiches) 
  • snacks on the road
  • normally days we ends snowmobiledriving at 5 pm (at 17:00)
  • sauna at 06:30 pm - 07.30 pm ( at 18:30 -19:30)
  • dinners at 08:30 pm - 10.00 pm (at 20:30 - 22:00)

Key Information:
Price; from 2.680€ - 2.925€ per person, ask details
Tour Duration: 3 days, 4 night -  snowmobilesafari
Group Size: 8 - 10
Destination(s): Finland /Sweden,
Specialty Categories: Snowmobiling, wilderness
Season: from March to April
Airfare Included: No
Tour is also customizable

Please see -  Snowmobile Safety Tips 

More informations and reservations:
Please call us at +358 400 692 301 or send e-mail to; info@nordicsafaris.com

Clothing and Equipment
Each participant is given the necessary clothing (outerwear) and equipment for the duration of the safari.
Clothes to be worn under the overalls during the winter season should be light warm and comfortable.

Your clothing:
Underwear: "breathable" material, e.g. thermal underwear
Socks: cotton socks worn under woollen socks
Trousers: loose-fitting, fleece, cotton or similar
Shirt: loose-fitting, high collar, cotton or similar
Sweater: wool, fleece or similar

Insurance
Snowmobiles are insured, as required by the Finnish Traffic Insurance Act. This insurance covers medical care for injuries to the driver and the passenger arising from accidents. Personal injuries and damages to other parties while driving a snowmobile are fully covered according to the Finnish Traffic Insurance. Self liability; Safari participants are held liable for damages caused to snowmobiles.  Please see - Snowmobile Safety Tips

Driving terms
The driver of a snowmobile must be 18 years old with a valid driving licences. As the responsible safari organizers, we reserve the right to change the routing and duration of the excursions if necessary, according to the prevailing weather and snow conditions, or if deemed advisable for the sake of safety and the comfort of the participants. We also reserve the right to discontinue the safari if a participant is seen as a potential danger to him/herself or to others.

Snowmobiling in a great view!