In the countryside


Heta Kota offers cosy and individual accommodation in guest houses and cottages of various sizes on the shores of Lake Ounasjärvi, near the village of Heta, at the starting point of the Hetta-Pallas hiking trail. 

In the northernmost corner of the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, the silence of the wilderness meets the northern way of life, personal architecture and personal service.   

"The Heta Koda trekking package offers a great package for your Hetta-Pallas trek. From your own beach, you can take a boat directly to the starting point of the hiking trail on the other side of Lake Ounasjärvi and your car will be transferred to Pallas to await your arrival. "

3 guest rooms with private bathroom, 7 hostel rooms and 3 well-equipped beach cottages.

Snowshoes, bicycles, SUP boards, canoes and a wide range of activity services from our partners.

Breakfast, cafeteria and meals for groups on reservation.

Beach sauna and open-air swimming in winter.

Hetta is a 2-hour drive from Kolari and Kittilä Airport. You can also get there from Rovaniemi by bus.



'It is not known when these daughters started their "fight for independence". For as far as we can remember, they have always been equal to the men of their tribe. 

Women in their tribe have always inherited as much as men. They have had equal ownership of the reindeer, the reindeer brand, and have had equal voting rights in common affairs. 

Those who have been able to do so have also herded reindeer, which is usually a man's job. But a Lapland woman does not want to rob a man of what belongs to a man, for then they themselves would become slaves of labour.'


The way of the four winds. Yrjö Kokko, 1947. 


Experiences are made to be found and life is made to be enjoyed. Below you'll find the best tips on what the region has to offer, from dining to shopping.


Our restaurant serves traditional home cooking for groups and breakfast for those staying in the guest rooms. Our café serves sweet and savoury delicacies in season. You can also buy snacks to take with you and fill up your thermos for a hiking trip.


Take a trip to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Jyppyrälle or Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness. In summer, hiking trails and waterways invite you to enjoy nature, and in winter, in addition to the extensive network of cross-country ski trails, you can enjoy the ski slopes of Hetta Hiihtoma and the hilly terrain of Ullatievo. The scenery is unrivalled, whatever the season.


Our lakeside sauna is a favourite with open-air swimmers in winter and we usually have the sauna open by early January at the latest. In summer, it's nice to enjoy the midnight sun on the dock after a good swim.

There is also a sauna in our service building and, with the exception of the summer cottages, each cottage has its own sauna.


The Heta Koda Chapel offers a peaceful space for family gatherings and yogis alike to spend important moments or relax. For larger parties and meetings we can organise them in our restaurant.



Heta Kota's indigenous main building follows the forms of the Sámi coda and celebrates Arctic architecture.  



The shores of Lake Ounasjärvi are a restful place for the mind. Take a rowing trip, go for a swim or hop on a boat to the majestic mountain scenery and hiking adventures of Pyhäkero.


Year after year, the colours of Kamoka surprise us with a stunning array of colours. The magnificent glow of the pink months is an even more spectacular experience than the Northern Lights. 


Autumn is a popular time to explore the fells. The snot is gone and different shades of red and yellow take over the landscape.


Get a bird's eye view of the atmosphere of Heta Koda as the seasons change from winter to summer.

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