Luminous Finland Saana 4.- 5.12.2017 is a light art event that will be held in honour of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence in Kilpisjärvi. Kilpisjärvi’s landmark – the fell Saana – will receive a unique cover of light over its slopes to celebrate the Finnish jubilee year. The unique light art work “Luminous Saana” is part of the Luminous Finland 100 project, which is being implemented and produced by Valoparta Oy and light artist Kari Kola. The lighting up of Saana will begin on 4.12. in the polar light and the lights will go out at midnight on 5.12. The fell will be lit up in celebratory fashion for more than 30 hours.

The light art work of Saana will be the first light art project of such a vast scale to take place in the world. A special feature of the event is that fact that it will be possible to simultaneously admire Luminous Saana from three countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway.

The municipality of Enontekiö will organize a Luminous- welcome event on 4 December at 4pm in the yard of Kilpishalli supermarket, where a spectacular ice artwork will be built for the occasion. During the event, schoolchildren of Enontekiö will perform, among others.

During the light art event of Saana, the village of Kilpisjärvi will host a multi-faceted program organised by the municipality of Enontekiö, in addition to numerous entrepreneurs and partners.

THINGS TO DO & SEE DURING THE LUMINOUS LIGHT ART EVENT:

Monday 4th December

10-20  Bazaar of local products at Kilpisjärvi Community Centre.
10-11  Presentation of activities of Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
10-16  Mouse museum at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
10-18  Do-it-yourself workshop at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre. Test your creativity and design a Saana card.
11-14  Old short documentaries (tot. 50 min.) at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
12       Musical performance at Kilpisjärvi Community Centre.
14-15  Summer nature of Kilpisjärvi, presentation, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
15-18  Old short documentaries (tot. 50 min.) at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
16       Luminous Saana Opening in the yard of Kilpisjärvi supermarket.
17.30  Worship at Kilpisjärvi Community Centre.
18-20  Northern Lights & Polar Night Photography workshop at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre.
18.30-20 Mobile library, in the yard of Kilpisjärvi Community Centre.

Tuesday 5th December

10-19 Bazaar of local products at Kilpisjärvi Community Centre.
10-11 Kilpisjärvi Biological Station: Northern Lights – the most beautiful natural phenomen, presentation of Esa Turunen, Director of the Sodankylä Geophysics Observatory .
10-16 Mouse museum at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
10-16 Do-it-yourself workshop at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre. Test your creativity and design a Saana card.
11.30-13 Old short documentaries (tot. 50 min.) at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
13-14 Summer nature of Kilpisjärvi, presentation, Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
14-18 Old short documentaries (tot. 50 min.) at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station.
16-18 Northern Lights & Polar Night Photography workshop at Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre.

Info desk at Kilpisjärvi School / Community Centre
4.12. 10-20 and 5.12. 10-19

Print the program and map here.

OTHER TIPS FOR YOUR STAY IN KILPISJÄRVI

Join on a snowmobile sledge to enjoy the world largest light installation from the best location in Kilpisjärvi-lake. More information: Kilpissafarit

Visit to Vasara Reindeer Ranch, more information: Kilpisjärven Tunturimajat / Arctic Land Adventure

À la carte & Luminous menu at Lapland Hotel Kilpis, bookings +358 (0)16-3232 or myynti@laplandhotels.com.

BUS TRANSPORTATION 4.12.2017
KOLARI – KILPISJÄRVI
Bus company: Liikenne Pasma
  Bus stop  Departure  Return ticket
 Kolari railway station  9.00  85 €
 Äkäslompolo, Jounin kauppa  9.30  75 €
 Muonio, Olos  10.00  65 €
 Muonio  10.05  65 €
 Sonkamuotka  10.25  55 €
 Palojoensuu  10.50  50 €
 Karesuvanto  11.20  40 €
 Markkina  11.50  35 €
 Maunu  11.55  35 €
 Luspa  12.05  30 €
 Saarenpää  12.10  30 €
 Ropinsalmi  12.30  25 €
 Kilpisjärvi  13.20
BUS TRANSPORTATION 4.12.2017
Kittilä – Kilpisjärvi
 
Bus company:Liikenne Pasma
Bus stop Departure Return ticket
Kittilä, mh 10.20 90,00 €
Kittilä las 10.30 90,00 €
Levi 10.45 90,00 €
Rauhala 11.15 85,00 €
Jeris 11.20 75,00 €
Pallas 11.30 70,00 €
Raattama 11.45 70,00 €
Peltovuoma 12.15 65,00 €
Vuontisjärvi 12.30 60,00 €
Hetta 13.00 55,00 €
Muotkajärvi 13.15 55,00 €
Palojoensuu 13.30 50,00 €
Kilpisjärvi 15.45

 

Return transportation from Kilpisjärvi:
Departure from Kilpisjärvi at approx. 8.30 pm
Bookings: Hetta Matka/Jukka tel. +358 400 277001, E-mail: jukka.k.nakki@gmail.com
Bus tickets for children:
Under 5 year old free of charge, children 5-12 years 50 %.

 

ACCOMMODATION IN KILPISJÄRVI:
Arctic Polar, www.arcticpolar.net
Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus, www.kilpisjarvi.info
Kilpisjärven Tunturimajat, http://www.tunturimajat.fi/
Lapland Hotel Kilpis, www.laplandhotels.com
Majatalo Haltinmaa, www.kilpisjarvi.com
Saivaara Mökit, www.saivaaramokit.fi
Tmi Nils-Johan Labba, www.kilpisjarvimokki.fi
Tundrea, www.tundrea.com
Villa Kilpisjärvi, www.villakilpisjarvi.fi
Santa´s Chalets Rakka, www.santashotels.fi

SAFARI COMPANIES IN KILPISJÄRVI:
Adventure by Design, www.adventurebydesign.fi
Kilpissafarit, www.kilpissafarit.fi
Tmi Ilkka Leinonen, www.saivaaramokit.fi
Tunturiopas Martti Niskanen/The Lapland Connection, www.thelaplandconnection.com
Tmi Nils-Johan Labba, www.kilpisjarvimokki.fi

RESTAURANTS:
Arctic Polar, www.arcticpolar.net
Kilpisjärven Retkeilykeskus, www.kilpisjarvi.info
Lapland Hotel Kilpis, www.laplandhotels.com
Majatalo Haltinmaa, www.kilpisjarvi.com
Tundrea, www.tundrea.com

Welcome to Kilpisjärvi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Event information

Date and time
04.12.2017 – 05.12.2017



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