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 recommend to use face masks already on arrival to ticket sales and in all times during the actual boat trips. Please see more information and directions below. More information about recommendation on the use of face masks for citizens and traveling.
Traveling with M/S Maria and M/S Malla Kilpisjärvi Cruise and visiting the Three Country Cairn takes place in a so-called bubble: On 10 June 2021, the Health Authority has stated that in the current epidemic situation and there is no need to require for Covid-19 testing for the crew and customers when returning to the Finnish side by a Kilpisjärvi Cruise boat.
However, it is recommended that passengers are alert to Covid-19 testing if they develop symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 disease during their trip and / or if they are in close contact with the local population during their trip to Sweden. In any case, health safety measures, guidelines and advice should be followed in all times.
- 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.
- The ticket is a prerequisite for a border crossing permit which will be admitted by the Lapland Border Guard separately for each departure. The permission is requested by the crew before departure.
- 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
- Walk around cairn along the wooden cover.
- 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. 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.
Ticket does not entitle to enter other places and regions in Sweden or in Norway.
Maintenance work information
The Finnish Forest Administration ( Metsähallitus) informs: Surrounding area of the Three Country Cairn is under renovation from 19.7 till late September. This means that the Cairn itself might not be reachable at all times but one can get close enough to see it. Renovation work does not effect on boat traffic.
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.
Boat operates from the end of June till the late September.
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.
Minimum number of passengers 5 persons. Ship doesn’t have regular departure times from Koltaluokta. If there is not enough passengers from Kilpisjärvi, then ship does not go to Koltaluokta.
Group bookings and prices:
Group bookings can be made when at least 20 passengers travel together.
Hannele: +358 40 8485494 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The ship carries up to 80 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.
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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