much alive. Hetta, the center of the Municipality of Enontekiö, lies beside Lake Ounasjärvi where the water beats against the Arctic earth and the fells meet the tundra. Life in Hetta is a mixture of Sámi and Finnish.
Enontekiö located in the Northwestern arm of Finland, was founded in 1877. Enontekiö has Sweden and Norway as its neighboring countries and it is part of the Sámi Homeland area. Enontekiö is home to 1999 inhabitants, and approx. 8 % of those speak the Sámi language as their mother tongue. Enontekiö has over 60 % of Finland's fells and it is in this area that the 20 peaks in Finland that rise over 1,000m are situated. In Enontekiö there are 20 000 reindeer. It is also home to the arctic fox, the wolverine, the lemming, the willow grouse and the rock ptarmigan. Enontekiö has managed to keep all of its rivers in their natural state, the air is clean and the nature is pure and peaceful. The area has also retained a lot of its’ cultural heritage.
Activities and Safaris
In Hetta, as we offer activities only for groups, Contact us and we will be happy to tailor made a package of activities for you.
Lapland Safaris Hetta
Address: Lapland Hotel Hetta
Tel: +358 (0)16 532 605
Distances from Hetta
- Enontekiö airport: 165 km
- Rovaniemi: 317 km
- Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi: 309 km
- North Cape, Norway: 447 km
- Helsinki: 1076 km to the South