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Enontekio

Trip Planner Europe  /  Finland  /  Lapland  /  Enontekio
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews for 5 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, sightseeing
Enontekiö is a municipality in the Finnish part of Lapland with approx. inhabitants. It is situated in the outermost northwest of the country and occupies a large and very sparsely populated area of about round -2}} between the Swedish and Norwegian border. Finland's highest point, the Halti fell with a height of above the mean sea level, lies in the north of Enontekiö, where the municipality occupies a part of the Scandinavian Mountains. The administrative centre of Enontekiö is the village of Hetta. About one fifth of the community's population are Sami people. Enontekiö's main industries are tourism and reindeer husbandry.GeographyLocation and dimensionsEnontekiö is located in the province of Lapland in the outermost northwest tip of Finland. The bulge between Swedish and Norwegian border, which is occupied by the municipality of Enontekiö, is called Käsivarsi (Finnish for "arm"), because before World War II, Finland's borders had the shape of a woman's figure and the area looked like her raised right arm. The municipality occupies a large and sparsely populated area of }} (more than three times the area of Luxembourg). Thus Enontekiö is Finland's third-largest municipality in size, after Inari and Sodankylä, and with a population density of only {{Infobox Finnish municipality/population densityEnontekiö, it is the second-most sparsely populated municipality, after Savukoski.
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