Getting here

Event locations

Hetta (134 km / 55 km finish)

Finish line for 55 km and 134 km runs is located to middle of Hetta (next to school). Event buses are operating from Hetta to starting points.

Pallas (55 km start, race office on Saturday)

55 km starting point locates at backyard of Lapland Hotel Pallas. Same point doubles as 134 km runners drop bag aid station.

Ylläsjärvi (134 km start, 30 km start and finish, race centre for all runners on Friday)

134 km runners starts at Ylläsjärvi -side of the fell, just next to Lapland Hotel Saaga. Same starting point serves also 30 km run being both start and finish.

Travelling to Lapland

Public Transportation

Proper heading for this whole topic should have been “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” instead…

Rovaniemi (RVN)

Finnair flies multiple flights daily from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and Norwegian once per day. Tickets to Rovaniemi are reasonable priced compared for example to flights to Kittilä.

Buses operates daily from Rovaniemi bus station to Hetta. Eskelinen Lapin Linjat departs from railway station at 11:10, heads to bus station from where leaves at 11:40 arriving to Hetta at 16:13. Coming back from Hetta on Sunday: Eskelinen starts from Hetta at 12:45 reaching Rovaniemi railway station 17:25 and bus station at 17:35.

Arriving to Rovaniemi already on Thursday? Surely by far the best option for you to continue your journey to fells and to event area is to book a transport from Pohjolan Matka. This is a special event bus available for runners –  same set minds to discuss with, no grumpy people onboard!! More details from this possibility a bit below…

Europcar have offices at both Kemi and Rovaniemi. If you are planning to rent a car, please see offer below. GPS addresses to event hotels depending of your choice

  • Hetta: Ounastie 281, Enontekiö
  • Pallas: Pallastunturintie, Pallastunturi (very end of the road)
  • Saaga: Iso-Ylläksentie 42, Ylläsjärvi

Kittilä (KTT)

There are also flights available from Helsinki to Kittilä by Finnair (operated by Norra).

Thursday 13 Jul AY557 HEL – KTT 08:50 – 11:30 from where

to Ylläsjärvi / Äkäslompolo: Rundgren Ky operates a connection as shuttle service and reservations are required at least day before. Send email to yllaskutsuliikenne@hotmail.com

to Pallas: Shuttle service where reservations are required at least day before. For reservations and enquiries, contact +358 200 14919.

to Hetta: Normal bus connection operated by Eskelinen Lapin Linjat. Bus departs from airport at 13:40. There’s also shuttle service available operated by Kilpisjärven Taksi where reservations are required at least day before, contact +358 400 138 262.

Friday 14 Jul AY559 HEL – KTT 16:25 – 19:05 from where

to Ylläsjärvi / Äkäslompolo: Rundgren Ky operates a connection as shuttle service and reservations are required at least day before. Send email to yllaskutsuliikenne@hotmail.com

to Pallas: Shuttle service where reservations are required at least day before. For reservations and enquiries, contact +358 200 14919.

to Hetta: Shuttle service available operated by Kilpisjärven Taksi where reservations are required at least day before, contact +358 400 138 262. Price is 35€ per person.

Sunday 16 Jul AY557 KTT – HEL departing at 09:10

from Äkäslompolo / Ylläsjärvi: Shuttle service operated by Rundgren Ky. Reservations at least day before to yllaskutsuliikenne@hotmail.com

from Pallas: Shuttle service operated by Kittilän Taksi. Reservations and bookings at least day before from number +358 200 14919

from Hetta: It seems there’s no connections to reach morning flights by bus.

All service desks of car rental agencies operating at Kittilä Airport are open only if pre-booked.

Kiruna (Sweden)

We encourage runners also to check flights to Kiruna, Sweden from where taking a rental car to event. Prices and connections seem to be pretty easy and cheap compared to some domestic flights in Finland. When booking a rental car, kindly note that you should inform provider you’re driving to Finland. Unfortunately offer from Europcar below is only available when renting from Finland.

Event bus from Rovaniemi to Ylläs, Pallas and Hetta

Travel service company Pohjolan Matka drives on Thursday 12 July from Rovaniemi all the way to Hetta (stops at Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo and Pallas) and back on Sunday after the event. Timetable, detailed information and booking at their own pages behind this link.

Europcar rental offer

Europcar offers long weekend packages for the NUTS event weekends.

Use the code 52526860 when booking through www.europcar.com

Other offers available can be checked from Europcar web pages.

Long weekend: Thu 15.00 – Mon 09.00 (naturally you can rent later and / or return earlier)

ACRISSEsim.€ / viikonloppu to-ma (Weekend thu-mon)€ / viikko (Week)
EBMN Nissan Micra140 €259 €
CWMRVW Golf Variant225 €345 €
LVMRVW Minibussi465 €745 €

Price includes:

  • Unlimited kilometres
  • Damage and collision protection (Excess reduced to 950 € / 1250 €)
  • All mandatory fees and VAT
  • 24h Europcar roadservice
  • Winter equipment

Noted:

  • Weekend rental time Thu 15.00 – Mon 09.00
  • Car is to be returned to the same rental location
  • Airport surcharges not included
  • Cars rented from Helsinki Eliel square are to be returned during the office hours (otherwise premium location -service fee 40.30 € charged)

Offer valid: 10 Nov 2017 – 10 Aug 2018

Rental times: race weekends 24-28 May 2018, 12-16 Jul 2018 and 9-13 Aug 2018. Week prices valid 21-28 May 2018, 9-16 Jul 2018 and 6-13 Aug 2018.

 

Accommodation

Lapland Hotels accommodation offer

Event Hotels are Lapland Hotel Hetta (race centre, 55/134 km finish), Lapland Hotel Pallas (55 km starting point) and Lapland Hotel Saaga (134 km starting point, 30 km race centre, start and finish).

For those who are accommodated to Hetta there’s possibility for a bus transportation to 55 km and 134 km starting points. Pallas or Saaga accommodated personnel can book bus transportation from Hetta back to hotels (Pallas / Saaga, Ylläsjärvi) where returning on saturday evening. Check  “NUTS event buses”.

Siirry varaamaan
Travellers arriving with camper van or trailer

Caravan area at Sport Resort Ylläs will be open during the summer season 2017, price per night 35€. Reception serves daily 11-17hrs at Head Sport Shop next to gondola station. Reservations before 23.Jun by email: info@iso-yllas.fi or from +358165103500. Reservations from 23.Jun onwards from Head Sport Shop, +358404503758.

In case of joining to 55km event and arriving to start with camper van or trailer – please contact reception of Hotel Pallas in advance about the parking. There’s no caravan area at National Park however trailers and vans can be parked to area 500m south of Pallastunturi Visitor Center. Kindly note out that there’s no water or electricity available at this parking area.

Hetan Lomakylä serves at Hetta nearby 134/55km finish line with all camping and caravan area facilities. Reservations can be addressed to email: info@hetanlomakyla.fi or call +358400205408.

Enontekiö tourist information

Fell Lapland Nature Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
Email: matkailu.info@enontekio.fi
Phone. +358 400 556 215
www.tosilappi.fi

NUTS -event buses

Before the race: from Ylläs and Hetta to 55 km start: Pallas / from Hetta to 134 km start: Ylläs

For those staying at Hetta; event buses to 55 km or 134 km starting points should be booked in advance on registration.

After the race: from Hetta to Pallas / Ylläs

There will be buses operating from Hetta to both Pallas and Ylläsjärvi serving those returning to their hotels (Pallas, Saaga) after the run. These will depart from Hetta after prize ceremonies, on Sat about 22.30hrs.

Seats for these buses should be also pre-booked on registration.