Galdotieva Fell Centre –

Your pit stop en route through Arctic desert

Galdotieva offers food, sleep, sauna and gasoline. Everything that a traveller needs en route through Arctic Desert


12.02 – 30.4.2023

Daily 10-20
Kitchen open 11-19:30


Ruijantie 2605
FI-99440 Leppäjärvi

+358 40 7722 552

Galdotieva is everything that a traveller needs. Food and supplies from the restaurant and minimarket. Accommodation and sauna for overnighters. And before you go, remember to refuel your snowmobile.

On the border between Finland & Norway

Galdotieva is located in Palojärvi, en route to Norway from Hetta. We offer supplies for locals, travellers and reindeer herders.

Pit stop during the adventure

Snowmobile track that runs through the white tundra of Käsivarsi Wilderness Area starts from Galdotieva. Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness area is famous for it’s sandy ridges and fatbike routes not to forget the fishing opportunities area offers!

Home of reindeer husbandry

Palojärvi area is in the heart of Laplands Reindeer husbandry both in Finland and Norway. Quad bikes, snowmobiles and reindeer dogs are a usual sight visiting Galdotieva.


If you want to buy reindeer meat, Galdotieva is the spot.
We offer a variety of meat products from local reindeer herders to your kitchen.

Along the
snowmobile track

Galdotieva is halfway en route to Kilpisjärvi. Here you can refuel yourself and your snowmobile

Distances with snowmobile:

  • Muonio 100km
  • Levi 147km
  • Ylläs 146km
  • Kilpisjärvi 140km
  • Hetta 34km

Food for the weary travelers

Galdotieva restaurant offers delicious food to keep you in shape for adventures.

Traditional log cabin with
sauna – all you need

Galdotieva’s cabins host up to 8 persons at a time. Cook yourself or enjoy restaurants delicious dishes.

Accommodation rates:
Sauna cabin for 1-3 persons 113€
Sauna cabin for 4-8 persons 157€
Linen 10€ / person

Book your accommodation:
tel. +358 40 7722 552

Private sauna after
an active day

Galdotieva’s sauna is located next to Lake Palojärvi and can host up to 10 persons at a time. Book your private relaxation for 25€ / h

Between to wilderness areas

Galdotieva is located in between Käsivarsi and Pöyrisjärvi Wilderness areas.
Both with unique features. Read more about these two unique wilderness areas.

Wilderness area

Essential info about the area

Wilderness area

Essential info about the area