The snowmobile is a great way to travel when you need to get around swiftly. Hop on a rented snowmobile and experience the way the locals head out to check their grouse traps or tend to their reindeer.
Please keep in mind that snowmobiling is not an everyman’s right. Leisure snowmobiling is only allowed on marked snowmobile routes and tracks, as well as on ice-covered waterways. In addition, there are more specific rules applying to protected areas.
You can head out along marked snowmobile tracks on your own or with a local safari service. Some of the tracks require you to purchase a permit, and some are free of charge. Please remember that it is not allowed to turn off the track without the landowner’s permission!
The snowmobile tracks starting from the Hetta village are maintained by the municipality of Enontekiö. You do not need a permit to ride on them. The Victoria route, which runs along the border of Finland and Sweden from Muonio to Kilpisjärvi, is also free of charge.
For the snowmobile track leading from Palojärvi to Kilpisjärvi in the Käsivarsi Wilderness Area in Enontekiö, as well as for the Syväjärvi–Karesuvanto and Raittijärvi–Saarikoski tracks branching off the main track, you need to purchase a national off-road traffic permit from Metsähallitus (www.eraluvat.fi).
In the Kilpisjärvi village area, snowmobile tracks are maintained by the Kilpisjärven ladut ry association, and a track maintenance fee must be paid at www.kilpisjarvenladut.fi.
The tracks in the Enontekiö area can be found at Excursionmap.fi (www.excursionmap.fi).
The Kilpisjärvi–Palojärvi track subject to a national Metsähallitus permit fee as well as the Syväjärvi–Karesuvanto and Raittijärvi–Saarikoski branches:
Map 1 (www.eraluvat.fi)
Map 2 (www.eraluvat.fi)
Tracks maintained by Kilpisjärven ladut ry (www.kilpisjarvenladut.fi)