Suomen Latu Kiilopää

A fell resort that needs no introduction. Kiilopää, one of the most rugged and highest peaks in the Saariselkä fells, rises towards the sky and hosts the fell area, being by far the largest. At the foot of Kiilopää is the Kiilopää Fell Centre, which also houses the world’s most famous smoke sauna. The scenery from the top of Kiilopää is stunning, but so is the network of trails surrounding the fells and the opportunities to get out and about in the great outdoors.

Suomen Latu Kiilopää

Kiilopää Fell Centre

At Kiilopää Fell Centre you can enjoy active holidays and relax at the foot of the Kiilopää fell in Lapland. Kiilopää Hotel and cabin accommodation in Saariselkä area is a great base for day trips or a starting point for longer hikes. From Kiilopää you can get to Saariselkä ski slopes and the gate to the Urho Kekkonen National Park is located in our yard. From the gate there are both easy and demanding trails. You can rent outdoor equipment from us for summer and winter for a day or longer time. The rental shop is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm for hotel guests and other guests. At the end of the day you can relax in the smoke sauna and swimming area of the Kuurakaltio. Our café and restaurant are a great stopover for longer outdoor activities. Many skiers from Saariselkä stop by for lunch. Kiilopää is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise!

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The highest peak in Saariselkä area

Reaching 546 metres, Kiilopää is one of the highest and most famous fells in the Saariselkä fell area. Located in the Urho Kekkonen National Park, Kiilopää is easily accessible from the park’s Kiilopää gate, and the distance to the top is about two kilometres in each direction by the well-marked trail. The new route is partly graded, with rest stops along the way.

Most memorable moments

It’s possible to conquer the top of Kiilopää all year round and climbing it is an unforgettable experience for everyone, whether you conquer it under the midnight sun or as the northern lights dance in the night sky.

In winter, the foot of the peak is easily accessible by ski bus, and a large car park allows hikers with their own car to get close to the starting point.

How to get here?

Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North, yet just a few hours from Southern Finland. You can get to Lapland with multiple ways, and often the trip is an experience in itself.

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How to get around?

When travelling through the arctic hills, you must remember that distances are quite often long. Be sure to enjoy the views while making your way from a destination to another.



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