Helppi is one of the southernmost villages in the municipality of Kittilä. This village sits astride the beautiful Ounasjoki river, on both banks of the river, and in wintertime the two sides are linked by an ice road across the river. The village has its own ice-hockey rink and a village hall that functions as assembly hall that hosts courses and other cultural and sports activities.
Location: The distance from Helppi to the village of Kittilä is 50 km, south along the Helppi road that turns off Route 79.
Population: About 130.
Places of interest: The village’s cross-country skiing tracks criss-cross the hilly landscape in winter, and the well-stocked river Ounasjoki attracts fishermen from wide and far, also for ice fishing.
Helppi info sign (2012)