Experience Käsivarsi Wilderness during your Kilpisjärvi holiday
The village of Kilpisjärvi is perched on the edge of the vast Käsivarsi Wilderness region in northwestern Lapland. Getting to the wilderness is easiest and safest in the company of a professional guide. The panoramic vistas and the tranquility of this remote area create a unique experience.
The duration of the trip is 4 hours and weather conditions allowing it is organized from December 1 until March 18.
Käsivarsi Wilderness is the vastest tundra region in Lapland
There are no roads in Käsivarsi wilderness and motorized vehicles are limited to snowmobiles driven by locals and authorized guides. You’ll be comfortably seated in the guide’s snowmobile passenger sled, enjoying the ride and the views as he skillfully steers the vehicle towards the tundra.
Soon after leaving the village behind you ascend above the tree line. The trail leads you across amazing barren landscapes which seem to stretch into infinity. You might spot a reindeer herd on its winter pasture, a dog musher training his team or snowmobilers on a day’s outing.
Fish Ahoy! Try your luck in Käsivarsi Wilderness
During the trip you can try your hand at ice fishing and the guide provides the equipment and instruction. If fishing is not your thing, just sit back, enjoy the exotic views and the peaceful atmosphere and take pictures.
Wilderness lunch on the tundra
A day in the great outdoors gives you a good appetite and the guide is prepared to serve you a picnic lunch in a wilderness shelter. Enjoy a delicious filled sandwich, roasted sausage, homebaked pastry and hot non-alcoholic beverages.
How to book a private Tundra experience for you and your party
You can book this tour in our online shop for a private party of 1 - 12 persons. The price is dependent on the number of persons participating. If you travel with more than 12 persons, kindly contact us.
If you don't find suitable availability online, kindly contact us by e-mail or give us a call.
Prices in winter season 2022 - 2023
Private party of minimum 4 persons à € 95 / person
Private party of 3 persons à € 120 / person
Private party of 2 persons à € 160 / person
Solo traveler à € 280
Do you wish to drive a snowmobile during this experience in Käsivarsi Wilderness?
If you have some previous snowmobile driving experience, you can book a self-drive snowmobile for this experience. Please note that a snowmobile driver must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's permit which entitles the holder to drive a car in Finland. The cost of a rental snowmobile, which can be shared by 2 persons, one driving and the other traveling as a passenger, is € 200, in addition to the above per person tour price. The cost includes vehicle rental, fuel and the mandatory trail permit.