Biking, kick-biking, Fatbiking and 'Fat-Max' in Enontekiö

Enontekiö's fell highlands are great for mountain biking but even closer to home there are some super fun trails which we offer guided (and facilitated) tours on. There are numerous gravelled forestry roads, sandy heaths with trails, old German routes and challenging duckboards across vast wilderness areas to choose from. All areas - aside from the Malla Nature Reserve - are open access, since the Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park was opened to bikers in 2017, although there aren't many great routes across the larger wetlands area or the Yliperä fells in Kilpisjärvi.

The popularity of this region as a biking destination is about to grow. All in all, there are over 200km of true wilderness trails, but some of these are unmarked and demand a truly adventurous soul. Others are easily accessible if you just know where they are found. Easier to access routes include a number of those described in the hiking section of our website. For instance, Hetta-Näkkälä (26 km) and Kalmakaltio-Pöyrisjärvi-Näkkälä (c.93 km), Näkkälä to Pöyrisjärvi (c.18km), Kalmakaltio to Naltijärvi (c.20km) and Hetta to Sonkamuotka via Muotkajärvi (c.30km). There are Metsähallitus-maintained wilderness cabins in Pöyrisjärvi and Naltijärvi and there are also cabins available for hire in Pöyrisjärvi.

Road biking in the region is also pleasant - roads are generally in good condition and there is little traffic. National biking trail 21 runs through the village of Hetta in an east-west direction. The trail which comes from the south leads from Keminmaa via Kolari and Äkäslompolo to Muonio and from there to Palojoensuu. From Palojoensuu bikers can turn towards Hetta or to Kilpisjärvi. At Hetta Village the biking trail leads along marked biking routes and continues eastward via Peltovuoma Village to Raattama. The biking trail is marked with brown and white bicycle signs.