Winter Activities in Kilpisjärvi

In the winter time Graylingland offers a lot of winter activities.

What do you think about three country northern lights snowmobile trip? Ice fishing for wild arctic char inside a warm mobile cabin? Staying overnight in a Northern Lights hut in the middle of arctic wilderness? Or enjoy a dinner by the campfire on the lake ice under the northern lights?

Our guided trips includes: Jeep or snowmobile shuttle from the hotel or cabin. Please wear hiking or winter boots. Bring a day-pack for water, camera and other personal thinks.

If you need, you can hire safari clothing (winter overalls, boots, socks, hat, cloves) at a supplement of 10€ / person.

You can choose a packet below that you prefer the most or contact us with your ideas and wishes so that we can arrange your individual programme given your length of stay and requirements!

Three country snowmobile trip

We will take you to magnificent mountain landscape, over the frozen lakes. You will enjoy the comfortable ride while sitting on warm reindeer skins in the snowmobile sleigh. After 30 minute snowmobile ride we will get point of the three country. There we have unique chance to photographing Northern Lights and walking in all three countries Finland, Sweden and Norway. After having hot drinks we will take you back to Kilpisjärvi village.

You can choose a day trip with arctic views or a night trip with northern lights.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Cost: 40€ / person
  • Includes: Guide, snowmobile transfers and hot drinks.
  • Available: On request for minimum 2 persons.

Overnight in Arctic Wilderness!

Mobile hut and sauna. Spending the night "outdoors" like this in the winter time is an Arctic experience in Itself.

After snowshoeing and icefishing it`s time to enjoy hot Sauna!

The "Northern Lights huts" is our the most exciting accommodation for our guests, max. five guests. We have two huts and sauna on the lake ice: without electricity and running water, but huts are heated and with one important detail: These northern lights huts are located far-away from any light pollution (street lights, etc, .... ). So, here you have best chance to see clear Northern Lights!

Huts and sauna are also equipped with inside fishing holes. So, if the weather is bad outside you can just relax indoors and enjoy the warmth of the heater - but still do ice fishing!
  • Available: From December until early May.
  • Duration: 2 days/1 overnight.
  • Cost: Contact us!
  • Includes: Guide, snowmobile transfers from/to Kilpisjärvi village, ice fishing equipment, snowshoes, meals(lunch, dinner, breakfast, snacks), hot drinks, hut and winter sleeping bags
  • Available in Kilpisjärvi: On request for minimum 2 persons
  • Extra nights, contact us!

Information about the lake: The lake is located in the high fell range. The elevation is around 800 meters above sea level. This lake inhabits only Arctic Char!

NOTE: Weather in the fell region is very unpredictable and can change rapidly. This may influence the snowmobile transportation schedules. This means that in the worst case scenario we might have to stay in the mountains for an extra night. Regarding that we will always have emergency nutrition and all necessary emergency equipment with us.

Ice fishing trip!

In this trip you will enjoy the comfortable ride while sitting on warm reindeer skins in the snowmobile sleigh. After 10-30 minute snowmobile ride we will arrive at the lake. Ice fishing begins.

During the fishing trip our experienced fishing guide will share his/her knowledge of the best fishing places where fish are waiting to be caught. Of course fishing is the main goal for the adventure but we don't forget to enjoy nice arctic views and wild nature with cup of hot drinks every now and then. Sausages will be served by an open fire outdoors.

During the day the guide can prepare fish by the campfire, but first you have to catch a fish :-)

Fish species: Arctic char, Grayling, Whitefish and Pike. Depending on your wishes. We have many lakes and rivers where we can go.

Remember bring your camera and very big smile :-)

  • Duration: Half day or full day.
  • Cost 3-4 hours: 50€ / person.
  • Cost, full day: 100€ / person.
  • Includes: Guide, snowmobile transfers, all ice fishing equipment, sausages by campfire and coffee/tea.
  • On extra charge: Hot meal (example reindeer soup) 25€/person.
  • Available: On request for minimum 2 persons.
Note: Rate includes ice-fishing trips to all lakes/rivers around 5-20km from Kilpisjärvi village. If you like to go far-away into arctic tundra, example lake Pitsusjärvi nearby Halti mountain. Then full day ice-fishing trip cost 150€ / person. minimum 4 persons.

Guided snowshoe hike!

We have many kind of routes, from birch forest to treeles landcapes!

Enjoy the Lapland wilderness on a guided snowshoe hike. Come explore the top of The Lapland, Kilpisjärvi by snowshoes. Trip is around 2 km long, takes around 1-2 hours, and moderate in level. Your guide will point out and discuss the flora and fauna of North Lapland. You may even see a willow grouse, fox, reindeer or eagle!

You can choose day trip or night trip with chance of the Northern Lights!

  • Duration: 1-2 hours. Depending on your condition.
  • Cost: 40€ / person.
  • Includes: Guide, snowshoes and hot juice.
  • Available: On request for minimum 2 persons.
If you like longer trip, maybe with campfire dinner? Just let us know your wishes and we will tailor it for you!

Searching for Northern Lights by snowmobile sleigh!

Experience our Northern Lights trip to maximise your chances to see this great natural arctic phenomenon. Our destination is the best possible place - Top on to the mountains where the sky is often clear and view to north perfect.

During this trip you will reach the summit of the mountain easily on a snowmobile sleigh. The snowmobile is driven by a professional guide so you may just sit and enjoy!

We also make a fire in the hut and enjoy warm drinks while watching the sky. The appearance of the lights is not guaranteed but the chances are the best possible.

  • Duration: 1 hour or 3 hours
  • Cost 1 hour: 30€ / person
  • Cost 3 hours: 50€ / person
  • Includes: Guide, snowmobile transfers, snacks and coffee/tea.
  • Note: 1 hour trip is not incl snacks.
  • On extra charge: Dinner by campfire, 25€/person. Dinner available for min. 4 persons group.
  • Available: On request for minimum 2 persons.

Cross country ski school!

This ski school is for beginners. Private lesson for max 2 persons.

  • Duration: 1-2 hours.
  • Cost: 50€ / person.
  • Includes: Guide, skies and hot juice.

Raittijärvi Sami village!

Photographing reindeers on the way to Raittijärvi

Raittijärvi village - Local kids having a fun with mini skidoo!

Raittijärvi is a unique village by any standard. It is situated about 40 kilometres from Kilpisjärvi in the middle of real wilderness. There is no road leading to the village. In summer it can be reached by plane only. In winter snowmobiles offer the easiest means of transportation. Raittijärvi is inhabited by Sami reindeer herders throughout the year.

Program: Let`s start snowmobile! We will drive in treeless fell landscape, over the frozen rivers and lakes. You can drive with own snowmobile or enjoy the comfortable ride while sitting on warm reindeer skins in the snowmobile sleigh.

After 1.5-2 hour we will arrive at Raittijärvi village. Here we can do Ice fishing, snowshoeing or just enjoy beautiful arctic views and photographing reindeers. Meals will be served in the cabin.

During this trip you will see how the real Sami reindeer families will survive in the arctic tundra! And we will have the possibility to see tens to hundreds of reindeer in their natural environment. During this excursion we have a unique chance to follow a local Sami reindeer herder to the fells where his flock of reindeer runs free!

  • Duration: 6-8 hours.
  • Cost: 150€ / person.
  • Includes: Snowmobile sleigh transfers from/to Kilpisjärvi, ice fishing equipment, snowshoes, meal, coffee/hot drinks and guide services.
  • On extra charge: Overnight in Raittijärvi: Contact us!
  • Available: On request for minimum 4 persons