Anders Gustafsson

Treriksröset

The cairn that divides Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The hiking trail to Treriksröset begins in Kilpisjärvi, located about 300 km east of Kiruna. The easiest way is to go there by car. You can also take the bus from Kiruna to Karesuando, a trip that takes about 3 hours. You spend the night in Karesuando and then walk over to the Finnish Karesuvanto about 1 km, where you continue by bus on to Kilpisjärvi, a trip that takes about 1.5 hours.

Once in Kilpisjärvi you can choose the hiking trail of 11 km, passing through Finland’s oldest national park Malla from 1916. Alternatively, travel with the tourist boat m/s Malla to Koltaluokta which is an old Sámi settlement. The boat trip takes about 45 minutes and then only 3 km of the hike remains. The boat stops at the beach and waits for about 2 hours. You can also choose to combine with both boat and hiking. The suggestion is then to take the boat there and walk back. The boat runs between midsummer and the end of September.

In Karesuando, make a visit to Laestadii Porte and Botanical Garden – cultural monuments named after Laestadianismens founder, Lars Levi Laestadius. In the Laestadii garden are about 300 plants collected from all over the Arctic. You should also see the beautiful timbered church. You can also take a short ride up the mountain Kaarevaara and enjoy the magnificent view.

Boat departures and prices:
Daily Tours to Treriksröset:
Swedish time: 09.00, 13.00, 17.00

Daily Tours from Treriksröset:
Swedish time: 11.30, 15.30, 19.30
*Finnish time = 1 hour ahead of Sweden

Round-trip adults 25 € (ok to pay in SEK and NOK).
Children up to 15 years 5 €.
*If less than 5 passengers the fare will increase.

For further information contact captain Kalle Mannela, phone: +358 400 669 392.

Accommodation:
Karesuando Camping, +46(0)981-201 39/ +46(0)70-605 11 24
Kilpisjärvi turisthotell (Lapland Hotels), +358(0)16-323 300
Kilpisjärvi vandrarhem (Hiking center), +358(0)16-537 771
Sandlövs stugor och camping, +46(0)981-201 90
Dagnys stugor, +46(0)981-202 00/ +46(0)70-255 70 41

Karesuando Tourist information 
+46 981-202 05. 
turistinfo@karesuando.se
www.karesuando.se
 

With reservation for possible changes.