Welcome to Kittilä!
The municipality of Kittilä is located in Finnish Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle, in an area renowned for its fells. Thanks to its favourable location, good connections, easy accessibility, and fabulous natural surroundings, Kittilä offers versatile opportunities for visitors, businesses, and for its over 6000 inhabitants. Vocational training in Kittilä is provided by Lapland Tourism College, as a part of Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education.
Kittilä's Ongoing Development
The investments that have been made in Kittilä in tourism and the mining industry during the past few years amount to hundreds of millions of Euros. In the building industry there are also several ongoing construction projects both in the public and private sectors. The municipality offers a great deal for commercial and industrial establishments, as well as for free-time and permanent dwellings.
Opportunities for Commercial & Industrial Establishments
Kittilä offers excellent opportunities for businesses and industrial enterprises looking for a site in Finnish Lapland. The location and accessibility of Kittilä right next to major tourism centers (Levi and Ylläs) and mining establishments is a real asset. Kittilä is situated in central Lapland between the municipalities of Kolari and Sodankylä, also known for their mining endeavours.
Enterprise Finland – provides information about the kinds of assistance available to companies or entrepreneurs for establishing and developing their business.
One of the largest gold mines in Europe, Agnico-Eagle Finland operates in Kittilä. This growing industrial sector has essentially expanded the industrial, commercial and employment base of the Kittilä area, making it also more vibrant and versatile.
More information on industry:
GTK – The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) produces and disseminates geological information for industry and society to promote systematic and sustainable use of crustal resources and the national geological endowment. GTK serves as Finland’s national geoscientific information centre and participates actively in international research and projects.
Finland's Mineral Strategy – Finland’s Minerals Strategy was drafted in 2010, in response to a commission by the ministerial working group on climate and energy policy, as part of the Natural Resources Strategy of Finland. The Ministry of Employment and the Economy appointed the Geological Survey of Finland to coordinate the preparation process.
Tukes – The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) is a mining authority referred to in the new Mining Act of Finland. Tukes enforces compliance with the Act and manages other duties laid down in the legislation, making decisions on reservation notifications, ore prospecting permits, gold panning and mining permits and mining safety permits.
Finland’s largest ski resort and year-round free-time activities centre Levi, with its high quality, multifaceted tourism facilities and programme services, offers a multitude of free-time opportunities for leisure and conference visitors alike. Additional information on Levi: www.levi.fi
Good Connections & Accessibility
Kittilä offers a modern international airport, with daily connections to Helsinki. In the winter season, a number of regular connections are available to Turku and Tampere, and also to Europe.
KTT Lapland – portal about the area, connections and tourism
Distances from Kittilä
Rovaniemi -150 km south
Kolari – 70 km west
Sodankylä – 80 km east
Helsinki – 1h 20 min by air, south
Contact for more information about area and business opportunities
Kideve Kittilä Development
Katariina Palola, Director of Economic Development
Tel. +358 (0) 400 955 472