Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus is a traditional accommodation and restaurant services provider. It is located by the lake Kilpisjärvi under the shadows of the Saana fell.

This traditional accommodation in Kilpisjärvi is only six kilometers from the Norwegian border.

The accommodation is offered in the guesthouse rooms or in the cabins by the lake Kilpisjärvi. The rooms accommodate 2-4 people and cabins have beds for 4 people. We also have a caravan and camping site.

The reception is located in the main building, where you can also find the restaurant, souvenir shop and a minimarket. The restaurant is well known for its good food.

Both hiking and skiing tracks are easily reached from the hotel. Malla boat to visit the Three Nations Border point also departs from our shores; easy access to all activities is guaranteed here at “Retku”.


Just by the lake Kilpisjärvi there are 13 cabins each accommodating up to 4 people. There are bunk beds, shower and toilet, as well as a kitchenette and basic kitchenware.


In the guesthouse we have 20 double rooms and 4 rooms for four people. All rooms have en suite bathrooms.

The fully licenced restaurant seats 200 people. The most famous part of the restaurant is the traditional Siilastupa where the company was originally started in 1937. The restaurant serves to please the most demanding needs of the outdoors people, from early breakfast until the plentiful dinner at night.

Many hikes and skiers also drop in for a coffee break to the café.


Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus is located by the lake Kilpisjärvi under the shadows of the Saana fell, only six kilometers from the Norwegian border. Outdoors activities; hiking routes, ski tracks, fishing or just admiring the stunning views are all located only a few steps away from you room.

The tracks up to the Saana fell start right behind the main building.

Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus also offers caravan site and possibility for camping. We have four saunas to relax you after a day outdoors.