Cross-country skiing

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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, 4 km before Lapinkylä. Skiing to Paartoselkä, you will reach a teepee (self-service) 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
3.    Isovaara route
4.    Route that leads to Levi


Routes in Kittilä skiing track network
Distances are counted from the Kittilä Sports Centre (address: Havutie 5, 99100 Kittilä)
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

Lit Tracks

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.


Safety on skiing trails

Please act as instructed: Safety on skiing trails



Kittilä skiing track map

Kittilä skiing track map 2018-2019, updated 11/2018
Link opens the Kittilä track map as a printable version.


Levi cross-country skiing tracks

You can see the condition of cross-country skiing tracks in Levi area in the address

Cross-country skiing tracks in Levi area 2018-2019, updated 11/2018
Please note, not for printing - you can buy maps of Levi cross-country skiing tracks in Levi Travel Info (address Myllyjoentie 2, 99130 Levi, contact information). Also avalaible from shops in Levi and Kittilä and the municipality's information (address Valtatie 15, 99100 Kittilä, contact information).


Skiing with a dog

Certain parts of the tracks are allowed for those who ski with dogs. Dog tracks are marked in track maps with a dog symbol and dashed red line.

A dog track in Kittilä starts at the district heating plant (address Linnatie 15, 99100 Kittilä) and continues to Honkavaara route until Väliauttontie crossing.

In Levi:
Dog track towards Kätkä:  Starting point in Levi centre, marked with letter A in the map
Route: via Immeljärvi, Kätkäjävi, Nuottijärvi, ca. 8 km

Dog track towars Köngäs: Starting point at the parking area of Järvirovantie (Levijärvi), crossing number 93 in the map.
Route: Untill Rauduskylä village, ca. 28 km.

As long as the skiing tracks are maintained, walking a dog is not allowed in tracks. When there is no snow, walking dogs is allowed on ski tracks.


Service advice

Service advices on track conditions and trail lightning, please use the form Reporting malfunctions.




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