Photo: Kittilän kunta / Katja Kaunismaa
Welcome to ski in Kittilä!
There is an extensive and well-maintained network of cross-country skiing tracks in central Kittilä. The tracks are accessible from the church parking-lot (Valtatie 93, 99100 Kittilä), from Levi Institute (Valtatie 82), from next to district heating plant behind hotel Kittilä building (Valtatie 49), from Kittilä sports centre (Havutie 2), from S-Market (Valtatie 68), from Kittilä Workshops (Teollisuustie 8), near from Kittilän Pesula (Latotie 1) and from Väliauttontie or from Paartoselkä, for instance. At these points you can also park your car.
In spring season tracks will be opened to Lapinkylä where the tracks connect with Levi cross-country skiing tracks. When you ski from Kittilä you will find a café in Kultamaa, in the village of Kenttälä, by the lake Nälkäjärvi, 3 km before Lapinkylä. Skiing to Paartoselkä, you will reach a teepee along the Ylävitonen-track. Särestöniemi-track will be opened in March before Särestöniemi skiing event.
Tracks are maintained daily when necessary, but when a heavy snowfall occurs, the tracks will be cleared after snowfall has ended. Tracks will be cleared in a following order:
1. Lit tracks (including Paartoselkä and Ylävitonen)
2. Honkavaara route
4. Route that leads to Levi
Routes in Kittilä skiing track network (distances are counted from the Kittilä Sports Centre)
Paartoselkä 12,5 km
Isovaara 12,8 km
Honkavaara 20 km
Särestö 34 km
Connections to Levi
Levi centre 31,8 km
Lapinkylää 20,8 km
Kultamaa 16,8 km
The main cross-country skiing trail in Kittilä is lit up daily between 6am- 10pm. The main trails in Levi are lit up daily between 6am-11pm. As the spring progresses and the days are filled with more natural light, the trail lights turn off accordingly.
Kittilä skiing track map
Links below open the track map as a light web version or an accurate printable version.
Kittilä skiing track map, web version (pdf, 1,95 Mt), updated 2016
Kittilä skiing track map, printable version (pdf, 2,4 Mt), updated 2016
Levi cross-country skiing tracks
You can see the condition of cross-country skiing tracks in Levi area in the address www.levi.fi/latupalvelu
Cross-country skiing tracks in Levi area, updated 2016 (pdf, 3,94 Mt), please note, not for printing
You can buy maps of Levi cross-country skiing tracks in Levi Travel Info (address Myllyjoentie 2, 99130 Levi).
Skiing with a dog
Certain parts of the tracks are allowed for those who ski with dogs. A dog track in Kittilä starts at the district heating plant and continues until Isovaara crossing. Dog tracks are marked in digital track maps.
As long as the tracks are maintained, walking a dog is not allowed in tracks. When there is no snow, walking dogs is allowed on ski tracks.