SAFELY TO THE WILDERNESS
Enjoy the unique athmosphere of the fells of Pallas-Ylläs national park
POLAR NIGHT IN HETTA
Starts 6th of December ends 6th of January
MAGICAL MIDNIGHT SUN
Starts on 23rd of May and ends on 18th of July
Homelike accommodation for families, small groups and individuals
Hetan Kota is homelike destination which offers individual accommodations for different kind of groups, families and friends. We will introduce you the local Lappish way of life, modern reindeer herding habits and vast wilderness. We are located in vicinity of 4 national parks, next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park where we offer backpacking packages.
Kota (lávvu in Sámi) was a temporary accommodation used by the Sámi people. It has a design similar to a Native American teepee, but is less vertical and thus, more stable in high winds. It has enabled nomadic Sámi people of the treeless plains to follow their reindeer herds. It is still used as a temporary shelter by reindeer herders and increasingly by other people for camping. You can also see it in the yards of ordinary homes across the Enontekiö area where it is used for cooking and different kind of gatherings with friends and family.
The word 'kota' is a very old word for home, from which the modern Finnish word 'koti' (home) is derived. It has equivalents in all languages related to Finnish.
Welcome to enjoy your stay!
Titta, Janne, Teukka & Rontti