Skiing in Enontekiö and Beyond


Cross Country Ski School
Guided Cross Country Ski Tour
Half-Day Ski / Snowboard Instruction @ Hetta's Downhill Ski Centre
Guided Back Country Ski Tour
Ski-mountaineering in Arctic Scandinavia

Cross Country Ski School

Lapland is the ideal place either to learn to XC ski or, indeed, to improve your tech-nique. There are thousands of kilometres of maintained tracks here in the height of the skiing season and the season itself is one of the longest in Europe. In addition to the wilderness tracks, Hetta has one 10km-long illuminated ski track which can be used at any time of the day or night. Depending on the level of the group, we will start the ski school either on the illuminated track or on the flat surface of Lake Ounasjarvi.

Within a 2-hour session, most people will be able to learn enough to glide comfortably on their skis on the flat sections and to brave some of the smaller ascents and descents, both in and out of the groomed tracks.

Programme Duration: c. 2 hours
Price Includes: equipment hire and professional instruction


Guided Cross Country Ski Journeys

There are many cross-country ski journey possibilities on the wide network of tracks around Hetta. We have guided on everything from short half-day journeys to week-long trails. For many people, being accompanied by a guide gives a degree of confidence when heading out into the Arctic nature. We always talk a lot with our clients ahead of time to ascertain skill levels and interests before agreeing together on the most suitable groomed trails. When overnights are involved in our cross country ski journeys we normally stay in a wilderness hut but we can also opt to camp if that is what is prefered.

Programme Duration: 3 hours to 3 days (4 hour programme costs €40 for adults)
Price Includes: equipment hire and professional instruction


Half-Day Ski / Snowboard Instruction @ Hetta's Downhill Ski Centre

Hetta's downhill ski centre has the perfect slopes for beginner to intermediate skiers. Hence, if there is a skill that you haven't yet tried, or if you want to perfect an existing skill, there are a number of ski instructors who will be more than happy to help you to achieve your goals.

Programme Duration: c. 3 hours
Price Includes: half-day lift pass, equipment hire and professional instruction

Guided Back Country Ski Journeys

For those who want to head out into the wilderness on back-country skis far from groomed trails, there are a number of access points onto the high arctic tundra plateaus that make for spectacular skiing at the edge of the earth. These journeys are suitable for either competent cross-country skiers wanting more of a challenge and for those preparing for polar expeditions. On some of these journeys hut accommodation is available but on others, the only option is to camp.

Programme Duration: 2 - 10 days
Price Includes: equipment hire and professional instruction


Ski-mountaineering in Arctic Scandinavia

Luckily the best season for ski-mountaineering falls outside of our peak husky season. Hence, if you are looking to ski-mountaineer in popular arctic Scandinavian destinations like the Lyngen Alps, we can give advice, arrange guides for you or even guide ourselves.

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