Kittilä

Levi ski center

Kittilä is a municipality in Finnish Lapland. The best known destinations here are the Levi ski resort (at Sirkka), Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in the west (Ylläsjärvi, Jerisjärvi/Rauhala) and Lemmenjoki National Park in the north. Its airport serves also many other destinations.

Get in

By plane

Kittilä airport located in the city center is served by Finnair and Norwegian from Helsinki as well as some charter airlines from the British Isles and Central Europe.

By car

Kittilä is situated about 150 km north from Rovaniemi. Many people coming from the south choose to take the car with them on the train from Helsinki and then drive from either Rovaniemi or from Kolari which is just some 60 km away from Kittilä (however the train to Kolari only runs twice a week).

Optionally you can drive from Helsinki. The distance is almost 1000 km and the drive will take some 12-14 hours depending on road conditions. If driving from Germany or Central Europe in general, the shortest alternative is to drive through Sweden along road E4 all the way to Luleå and then through Pajala to the Finnish border and on to Kittilä.

By rail

There are overnight trains to Rovaniemi and to Kolari (sparsely to the latter) from southern Finland and to Luleå from southern Sweden. You then have to continue by bus.

By bus

There are coach services from e.g. Rovaniemi, Kilpisjärvi, Kolari, Sodankylä and Haparanda.

See

Do

Most people come to Kittilä for downhill skiing in the winter. They head for the nearby ski centres Levi and Ylläs.

There are also a host of other outdoor activities offered by tour providers, see below, sorted by village.

You can also go hiking or cross-country skiing on your own in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The nearest trailheads are around Aakennustunturi, both trails and skiing tracks.

Sirkka and Köngäs

For activities in or near the villages Sirkka and Köngäs (about 10km north of Sirkka/Levi), see Levi.

Rauhala

In or near the village Rauhala at lake Jerisjärvi, near Pallas-Yllästunturi fell chain and national park.

Eat

Try the Lappish speciality Poronkäristys (reindeer meat).

Sleep

Levi

See these listings in Levi's own page.

Kittilä centre

Jerisjärvi/Rauhala

See also Do above.

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