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!

Daily departures, 10 a.m. and 15 p.m.
Nb! Finnish time!

Please notice that here in Finland the time is one hour more than in Sweden and Norway!

The boat operates til 2nd of October 2022.

Pre-registrations: +358 50 372 6729 Eveliina.

Prices 2022


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. Minimum number of passengers 5 persons. 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.

If there are no passengers from Kilpisjärvi and there is no information about passengers coming from Koltalahti, the boat will not run.

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

Information about the trip

One way boat trip takes about half an hour. Destination harbor is called Koltalahti/Koltaluokta. There the boat stays two hours. Within that time passengers can walk along a clear, sand-based path to Three-Country Cairn and back to the boat. One way 3 km, round trip 6km. The whole trip takes about three hours.

Passengers 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 you want to walk from Kilpisjärvi village across Malla Strict Nature Reserve to Three-Country Cairn and then come on board in Koltalahti harbour, one should buy a boat ticket in advance. Tickets can be bought close to departure times at the boat harbor. 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.

Nationalparks.fi – Malla Strict Nature Reserve

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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