Hetan Kota

Cozy accommodation and true wilderness activities
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Hetan Kota

Homelike accommodation for families, small groups and individuals

Hetan Kota is homelike destination which offers individual accommodations for different kind of groups, families and friends. We will introduce you the local Lappish way of life, modern reindeer herding habits and vast wilderness. We are located in vicinity of 4 national parks, next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park where we offer backpacking packages.

Kota (lávvu in Sámi) was a temporary accommodation used by the Sámi people. It has a design similar to a Native American teepee, but is less vertical and thus, more stable in high winds. It has enabled nomadic Sámi people of the treeless plains to follow their reindeer herds. It is still used as a temporary shelter by reindeer herders and increasingly by other people for camping. You can also see it in the yards of ordinary homes across the Enontekiö area where it is used for cooking and different kind of gatherings with friends and family.

The word ‘kota’ is a very old word for home, from which the modern Finnish word ‘koti’ (home) is derived. It has equivalents in all languages related to Finnish.

Hetan Kota
Ounastie 583
99400 Enontekiö