Microadventure to the three country border - Adventure by Design

Visit the three Nordic countries on a two-day hike. We hike by the border between Finland and Norway all the way to the border cairn of Finland, Norway and Sweden, spend a night under the stars and return the next morning through Malla Strict Nature Reserve.
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We have short transfer from Kilpisjärvi, in Finland, to the Norwegian side of the border from where we start our microadventure towards the three country border cairn. We hike across the arctic tundra on the route less traveled in Norway. We enjoy the walk on our own pace, have breaks, eat lunch and after approximately 13 km we arrive to a beautiful mountain cabin surrounded by great places to pitch a tent, facing some of the most wonderful views over the fells of Finland, Sweden and Norway. You can choose whether you prefer to sleep in the cabin or under the stars in a tent. Next morning we have a breakfast and we hike to the border cairn which stands in the middle of the lake. It is surrounded by the duckboards so you can visit Finland, Sweden and Norway just by walking around the border stone.
You can take photos and have snacks before we start heading back to Kilpisjärvi on the Finnish side of the border. We walk through the Malla Strict Nature Reserve following the existing marked trail. This way, we protect the fragile arctic nature around us. It takes only 25 people to make a trail that will still be visible in a years time in the arctic landscape, which is why it is prohibited to walk outside the marked trails in Malla. Malla Nature Reserve has a very unique wildlife because of its young geology. The lime content of the soil is special thus producing rare fell vegetation. These are the reasons which make Malla a special place to visit, not to forget the beautiful views we can also enjoy during our 12 km hike through the reserve. We will have breaks to enjoy the nature, take photos and have a lunch on our way.
With a guide you can learn about the arctic nature, it’s animals and flora, climate and how it is changing. You will hear about life in the
region, both today and in the past. Our guides live in the area all year around, so they know these routes and terrains as their backyard. If you want, your guide can teach you some basics of map reading, fire making and other basic survival skills. You can take part in everything on this trip.
All our trips are weather dependent. We can alter the routes and the dates based on the weather and on the group desires.

Departure: 10 a.m. Finnish time in Kilpisjärvi.
Participants: private group 2-6 people, prices for minimum of 2 adults per group
Bigger groups and other dates can be arranged on request.

2x lunch
1x dinner
1x breakfast
experienced guide leading the walk
transport from Kilpisjärvi to the start of the trail
tent (two people sharing)
sleeping bag

Travel insurance is not included. You should check that your insurance covers this type of activity.

Please wear good outdoor clothes and hiking shoes. The weather in the arctic can change suddenly so it is good to be always prepared for any kind of weather. Bring your water bottle, snacks, spare clothes and any personal items you might need for an overnight trip.

Make sure you inform us in case of any food allergies, diets or medical conditions/injuries relevant to the tour.

Adventure by Design has been arranging custom and private tours in Northern Norway and Finland since 2012. Gareth Hutton, the owner and lead guide, is an outdoors instructor and photographer from New Zealand. All our guides are outdoor guides with a passion for nature, physical activity and sharing the great outdoor experiences with you. We are committed to conserve the fragile nature for future generations and thus all our trips follow the leave nothing, take nothing but photos policy.