Boat trips to Three-Country Cairn/Border stone

Summer has arrived at the Lake Kilpisjärvi! M/S Malla has started to operate again. Ferry runs every day until late September. All old and new customers are warmly welcome!

Due to Covid-19 the boat sails under special conditions, please see all instructions below before your journey. Please join us healthy and take care of personal hand hygiene!

We strongly recommend to use face masks already on arrival to ticket sales and in all times during the actual boat trips. This is for the sake of everyone’s health and welfare. Please see more information and directions below. More information about recommendation on the use of face masks for citizens and traveling.

All foreign travelers should familiarize themselves with the Finnish Health Authority’s entry regulations before they travel to Finland. Please check these links THL-directions, LSHP and THL. THL-Instructions for passengers arriving in Finland.

  • Tickets are only sold at Kilpisjärvi, on the boat harbour. Ticket sales starts approximately half an hour before each departure, which are twice a day. This is because the crew should know in advance that there is passengers in Koltalahti. If there are no passengers from Kilpisjärvi and there is no information about passengers coming from Koltalahti, the boat will not run.

With this ticket passengers of Kilpisjärvi Cruise are entitled to:

  • Cross the Finnish-Swedish border in Lake Kilpisjärvi.
  • Enter Swedish side in Koltaluokta harbour.
  • Walk from harbour along the path to Three-Country Cairn.
  • Return same way back to the boat

Passangers can also continue from Three-Country Cairn to Kilpisjärvi village via Malla Strict Nature Reserve’s path. Three Country Cairn – Kilpisjärvi road side 11 km. Please notice that in the nature reserve it is allowed to walk only on marked trail! ( black, orange headed wooden posts). If one wishes to walk from Kilpisjärvi village across Malla Strict Nature Reserve, enter Finnish-Swedish border to Sweden nearby Three-Country Cairn intending to come on board in Koltaluokta harbour, one must buy a boat ticket in advance.

No border crossing permit is required. However, it should be noted that although Finland allows the border to be crossed from anywhere, neither Sweden nor Norway might not allow it. Therefore passengers and hikers should always check in advance the valid restrictions and travel conditions in their destination country. Information about the Norwegian border rules from Police and Government.

Daily departures, 10 a.m. and 15 p.m.
Advance ticket sales from the ship dock 9:30 a.m. and 14:30 p.m. Nb! Finnish time!

Boat operates from the end of June till the late September.

Prices 2021

Round trip

adult
€40

Round trip

Children under 16 years
5

One way

adult
30

One way

Children under 16 years
5

Payment: cash (€, SEK, NOK) or credit card. 
Note! Card payment connection doesn’t work all the time, we recommend clients to have also cash with them. Dogs travel free.


Tickets are only sold at Kilpisjärvi, on the boat harbour. Ticket sales starts approximately half an hour before each departure, which are twice a day. This is because the crew should know in advance that there is passengers in Koltalahti. If there are no passengers from Kilpisjärvi and there is no information about passengers coming from Koltalahti, the boat will not run.Minimum number of passengers 5 persons.

Group bookings and prices:
Group bookings can be made when at least 25 passengers travel together.
Hannele: +358 40 8485494 / hanneleeira@gmail.com

The ships carries up to 130 passengers. You will be arriving Koltaluokta within half an hour. At Koltaluokta the ship waits for approximately two hours. The return-trip lasts half an hour.

Three-Country Cairn

In 1897 a cairn was constructed by Norwegians and Russians (todays Finland), to mark the point at which the boarders converge. Sweden was not involved in the process: Norway and Sweden could not agree upon the establishment of a Boarder Comission, hence the cairn was not bejeweled with any of the three countries emblems.

In 1901 Norway and Sweden came to an agreement regarding the new Boarder Comission.
The cairn was covered in cement, but unfortunately the cementation enclosed only the upper part, and the cairn soon became heavily reduced by weather, wind and ice.

The present cairn was constructed in 1926.

A dog with you?

The dog can be taken on board at your own risk. But it is good to know that when coming back to Kilpisjärvi from Sweden to Finland, from Koltalahti, the dog must also have a valid echinococcoli eradication medication by a veterinarian, the pet passport, chip and valid vaccinations. This is something that should be in order before the trip and which is the owner’s own responsibility.

Please read the official instructions from the links below:
Trade of dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries to Finland
Frequently asked questions about echinococcal or tapeworm tratment

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