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Fell Lapland Nature Centre 

The Centre of Fell Lapland Nature and Culture presents the genuine Nomadic Sámi Culture, the diversity of northern nature and the history of tourism in Enontekiö.

Photo: Sari Alila

Vuovjjuš - Wanderers exhibition

Vuovjjuš - Wanderers, the main exhibitions presents the Nomadic Sámi and nature. Welcome!

Entrance

There is no entrance fee for exhibitions. The AV presentations shown are also free of charge.

Gyrfalcon and Snowy Owl. Photo: Maarit KyöstiläEvents

We arrange a variety of exhibitions and other interesting events throughout the year.

The Nature Centre is managed by Metsähallitus. Vuovjjuš - Wanderers exhibition is a result of the co-operation of Metsähallitus, Sámi Museum and Johtti Sápmelaččat rs.

Directions

By Public Transportation

  • Map of the surroundings of Fell Lapland Visitor Centre © Metsähallitus 2005 Coaches 
    (www.matka-huolto.fi) come daily from Rovaniemi.
  • In the spring time there are flights (www.tosilappi.fi) to Enontekiö. There are daily flights to Kittilä airport all year around. More information on the timetables and prices of airport taxi transportation from the tourist information office, tel. int. +358 400 556 215
  • The closest railway stations (www.vr.fi) are in Rovaniemi and Kolari. There are coach connections to nature centre.

By Car

The Nature Centre is located in Hetta. Visitors can get there by car from Kittilä, Muonio and Kilpisjärvi.

Services

  • Information on the natural features hiking possibilities of Enontekiö and Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. For example, information on Nordkalottleden Trail, wilderness huts and hiking services.
  • Metsähallitus fishing and hunting permits and off-road vehicle permits.
  • Reservations and keys for wilderness huts in north-western Finland and Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.
  • Laatumaa (www.laatumaa.fi) local services.
  • We sell maps of the surrounding areas, hiking and nature books, posters and other nature-related products.
  • Guided tours for groups in Finnish, Swedish and English. We charge for tours and they should be reserved in advance.
  • Finnish Sámi Parliament (www.samediggi.fi), office.
  • Sámi Museum (www.siida.fi), office and exhibitions.

Permanent Exhibitions

  • In the main role of Vuovjjuš - Wanderers exhibition is reindeer, the link between Sámi people and nature.

Auditorium and AV Presentations

  • Nature Centre has an auditorium, which seats 66 people.
  • Presentations are shown on request, and they are free of charge.
  • Groups should make reservations in advance.
  • The auditorium can be rented for conference use and lectures.

Children’s exhibition Lil’ Lemming

Yrjö Kokko Library. Photo: Maarit KyöstiläLil´ Lemming is a children´s own exhibition, where the family´s little ones can learn to know the fell nature by designing and drawing postcards.

Campfire Shelter

There is a campfire shelter on Nature Centres grounds. If there is no prohibition on lighting campfires in affect, visitors may make a fire in the shelter at any time.

Nature Trails and Day Trips

Nature and day trip trails to Jyppyrä, Lake Pahtajärvi and Näkkälä begin on the Nature Centre grounds. On top of Jyppyränvaara hill there is a look-out-point and a campfire shelter. On the near-by Peurapolku Trail, there are displays on deer hunting traditions. By combining the various paths in the Jyppyrä area a suitable route can be found for everyone. The Visitor Centre provides maps.

Ski Trails

A ski trail which leads to the Jyppyrä area ski trail net, begins on the Nature Centre grounds. Trails leading to the Pallas - Yllästunturi National Park ski trails begin from a tourist lodge’s grounds near the Nature Centre. More information on ski-trails from the Municipality of Enontekiö (www.tosilappi.fi) Tourist Information office tel. int. +358 400 556 215.

Cafe

The Cafe is open all year round from Monday to Friday. The Cafe sells home-made pastries. They also sell local food supplies.

Services for the Disabled

  • Cars may drive to the front entrance of Nature Centre, if need be.
  • The exhibition space and cafe are accessible by wheelchair.
  • The auditorium’s upper balcony fits some wheelchairs.
  • The building has a toilet for the disabled.

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Last updated 3/4/2014

Open in 2014

 

2.1.–2.3.
Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm

 

3.3.–25.4.

Mon–Sun 9 am–5 pm

 

26.4.–1.6.

Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm 

 

2.6.–26.9.

Mon–Sun 9 am–5 pm

 

27.9.-31.12.

Mon–Fri 9 am–4 pm 

 

Closed 

1.5., 29.5.,

6.12. and 24.–26.12.

Contact Information

 

Address

Peuratie 15
FI-99400 Enontekiö
Finland
Tel. int.
+358 205 64 7950
E-mail
tunturi-lappi(at)metsa.fi

The Nature Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

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Metsähallitus, P.O. Box 94 (Vernissakatu 4), FI-01301 Vantaa, Tel. +358 205 64 100