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23.60459804534912 directions phone +358 16 521055 tollfree fax hours price From 58 euros per night checkin checkout content Ounasloma has 13 luxury cabins located in a small area just off the main road and very close to the lake. All mod cons and underfloor heating to keep it nice and toasty when it's -35 centigrade outside! Run by a nice man called Alpo who is also a great source of advice for local activities. *

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for its predecessor, which was destroyed during the Lapland war; it is the sixth church of the municipality. It is a modern building made from brick and concrete and designed by the architect, Veikko Larkas. The slender church tower is 30 m high and is connected to the nave by a porch. The artist Uuno Eskola made the altarpiece of the church with a combination of fresco and mosaic techniques. It depicts the resurrected Jesus Christ, who is blessing Lapland and its people

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older than 64. The excess of men is conspicuous. They account for 53.2% of the population. Website of Enontekiö municipality: ''Tilastotietoa Enontekiön kunnasta'' class "wikitable" + Population development Tilastokeskus (Finnish Office of Statistics) ! Year 1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 - ! Inhabitants 2,286 2,415 2,472 2,413 2,378 2,365 2,324 2,225 2,145 2,100 2,073 2,022 1,998 2,000 1,997 Colors id:lightgrey value:gray(0.9) id:darkgrey value:gray(0.8) id:sfondo value:rgb(1,1,1) id:barra value:rgb(0.6,0.7,0.8) ImageSize width:455 height:303 PlotArea left:50 bottom:50 top:30 right:30 DateFormat x.y Period from:0 till:2500 TimeAxis orientation:vertical AlignBars justify ScaleMajor gridcolor:darkgrey increment:500 start:0 ScaleMinor gridcolor:lightgrey increment:100 start:0 BackgroundColors canvas:sfondo BarData bar:1980 text:1980 bar:1985 text:1985 bar:1990 text:1990 bar:1995 text:1995 bar:1996 text:1996 bar:1997 text:1997 bar:1998 text:1998 bar:1999 text:1999 bar:2000 text:2000 bar:2001 text:2001 bar:2002 text:2002 bar:2003 text:2003 bar:2004 text:2004 bar:2005 text:2005 bar:2006 text:2006 PlotData color:barra width:20 align:left bar:1980 from: 0 till:2286 bar:1985 from: 0 till:2415 bar:1990 from: 0 till:2472 bar:1995 from: 0 till:2413 bar:1996 from: 0 till:2378 bar:1997 from: 0 till:2365 bar:1998 from: 0 till:2324 bar:1999 from: 0 till:2225 bar:2000 from: 0 till:2154 bar:2001 from: 0 till:2100 bar:2002 from: 0 till:2073 bar:2003 from: 0 till:2022 bar:2004 from: 0 till:1998 bar:2005 from: 0 till:2000 bar:2006 from: 0 till:1997 PlotData bar:1980 at:2286 fontsize:XS text: 2286 shift:(-8,5) bar:1985 at:2415 fontsize:XS text: 2415 shift:(-8,5) bar:1990 at:2472 fontsize:XS text: 2472 shift:(-8,5) bar:1995 at:2413

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for a long time in Enontekiö, developed by the blending of this stone-age (Stone Age) ancestral population with the Finno-Ugric peoples, who immigrated after the 3rd millennium BC. Initially, the inhabitants of Enontekiö made their living from hunting and fishing, and they had only a few reindeer as draught animals. In early modern times, Enontekiö came under Swedish influence during the course of the Christianisation of the shamanistic Sami. In the 16th century, Enontekiö's first church

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20 km from Karesuvanto village, in the direction of Kilpisjärvi. phone +358 400 556 215 tollfree fax hours price content Järämä renovated fortification camp, known as Sturmbock-Stellung to the Germans, is located in Enontekiö municipality, in the north-west of Lapland. Originally it was built by Germans and is just one part of a larger network of fortification camps, built during the Lapland War, to protect the harbours of the Arctic Ocean. The camp is dug partly into the bedrock

. No real battles were ever fought in this fortification camp. Further information: Enontekiö Tourist Information, tel. +358 (0)400 556 215, info.matkailu@enontekio.fi Do * '''Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park''' * '''Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area''' *

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of Enontekiö Villages *Hetta (''Heahttá'' in Sami) – Hetta is the main village and administrative centre of the municipality so the names Hetta and Enontekiö are used interchangeably. *Kilpisjärvi (''Gilbbesjávri'' in Sami) – The northernmost village of Enontekiö is the location of Sana fell and a great starting point for a trip to Halti. Tripoint with Sweden and Norway in Malla Nature Reserve. *Karesuvanto (''Gárasavvon'' in Sami or ''Karesuando'' in Swedish) – The main border crossing in Enontekiö between Sweden and Finland. Other Destinations * Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park * Käsivarsi Wilderness Area * Pulju Wilderness Area * Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness Area * Tarvantovaara Wilderness Area Get in By plane Enontekiö airport is situated 6 km west of the main village of Hetta. Currently it is only served by Flybe airlines during spring, but numerous charter flights land throughout the winter. At present there are no air services during the summer months due to poor demand. Kittilä Airport located between Kittilä and Levi, 150 km south by road, is probably the next nearest airport within easy reach of Hetta. A bus service connect Kittilä to Hetta (see below) Alta Airport in the northern Norwegian town of Alta is 200 km north by road. Bus connections between Alta and Hetta are possible but more complicated. By car Usually people arrive to Enontekiö by car, either from the south or from the neighbouring countries, Norway and Sweden. From Norway you either enter through the border town of Kilpisjärvi by European route E8, or further east via Kautokeino by road 93. Cars are available for rent, if booked in advance, at most major airports, including Alta and Kittila. There are limited rental car services in Hetta, mainly run by local entrepreneurs – if you want to rent a car in Hetta it is best to ask for details at your hotel. Demand is low, so there is no need to pre-book; journeys must conclude in Hetta. It is possible to get someone to drive your car to where you need it. Ask at your hotel. By bus Beyond the extent of the Finnish rail network, which terminates over 300 km to the south in Rovaniemi and Kolari, the bus network coordinated by Matkahuolto is the next best way to get around. There are a number of routes north from Rovaniemi, the most import of which is Rovaniemi–Hetta service, which operates twice daily. This service connects Rovaniemi via Kittilä Airport, the ski resorts of Levi and Olos, Muonio and finally Hetta, with various stops in-between. Officially, Matkahuolto releases bus schedules for September-May and May-August so be sure to check the website for the latest timetable. The journey from Rovaniemi to Hetta takes around 4hrs 50min, and the journey from Kittilä to Hetta takes around 2hrs 30min. The Swedish bus service Lanstrafiken Norrbotten Busses provides a service from Alta to Kautokeino. From Kautokeino you can take a bus across the border to Finland with Eskelisen Lapin Linjat to Hetta, but only during the summer months of June to August. In summer there is also a service by Eskelisen Lapin Linjat between Tromsø in Norway and Rovaniemi, via Kilpisjärvi, which can be used also to reach Hetta (with quite a long wait at Palojoensuu). By bike The Eurovelo cycling route nr 7 from Nordkapp to Malta ("Sun Route", 7,409 km) comes down trough Finnmarksvidda (Finnmark), passes Hetta and continues down through Sweden. There are no biking lanes or other special arrangements for bikers up here, so there is no big advantage of the Eurovelo route, but there may be more information and tips on it than on the other options. Distances are huge but the hills are not very steep, the roads are mostly well maintained and traffic is light. Mind your clothing – even in July average temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) in some parts of the municipality. The coaches usually take bikes, so you can choose what legs to go on your own. Get around Practically there are three ways to get around in these parts of Finland. Either by your own car, by taxi or by bus, which runs one or two times every day from Rovaniemi. Bikes are useful in the summer and can be taken on the bus. Then of course, trekking is one of the reasons to come here. There is lot of nature to be explored by foot, ski, bike, canoe or similar means. Snowmobiles can also be rented (but are restricted to marked routes). See thumb Wilderness areas, national parks and nature reserves in Enontekiö. (File:Enontekiokonatura7.png) thumb Palsa swamp in Enontekiö. (File:Iitto swamp.JPG) Views and nature. Large part of the area is beyond the treeline. *

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. It continues the old Sami tradition of meeting in the church village on special holidays. Today, Mary's Days include performances of Sami music, art exhibitions, contests of riding a reindeer sleigh and roping. At Easter, a church and chamber music festival, the Music Days of Hetta (''Hetan musiikkipäivät''), is held in Enontekiö. From the end of April to the beginning of May, a contest of ice fishing (''Kilpisjärven pilkkiviikot'') attracts fishermen. In late summer, a tournament


'''Enontekiö''' ( above the mean sea level, lies in the north of Enontekiö, where the municipality occupies a part of the Scandinavian Mountains. The administrative centre of Enontekiö is the village of Hetta. About one fifth of the community's population are Sami people. Enontekiö's main industries are tourism and reindeer husbandry (Reindeer#Reindeer husbandry).

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