HI - Enontekiö / Peera - Peeran Retkeilykeskus Hostel, Kilpisjärvi

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HI - Enontekiö / Peera - Peeran Retkeilykeskus Hostel Reviews

I discovered this hostel purely by chance. It was April 1964 and I was attempting to thumb a lift on a lonely stretch of road in that northern finger of Finland that runs across the top of Sweden and juts into Norway. I was on my way to Hammerfest with hopes of finding myself a job on a fishing boat for the summer, when, quite suddenly, I found myself caught up in a snowstorm.

Since I did not have a tent at the time, or even a decent sleeping bag, I had no choice but to duck my head into the swirling blizzard and keep myself moving. After some time, to my utter amazement and relief, I suddenly discovered not only a human habitat, but a habitat that was a youth hostel as well.

Frantically, I knocked on its door, which opened after a moment, or two, to reveal a somewhat tall but rather ordinary looking woman. She stared at me, like I had just stepped out of a flying saucer, then she told me that the youth hostel was closed and that I could not stay there.

As I walked back towards the main road I turned around in time to see a small group of individuals gathering at one of the hostel's windows for the obvious and intended purpose of watching the blizzard swallow me up.

Marc
2005-10-11

Description

Location and Contact

Location

Address: Kilpisjärventie 12413, Kilpisjärvi, Lapland, Finland

HI - Enontekiö / Peera - Peeran Retkeilykeskus Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website HI - Enontekiö / Peera - Peeran Retkeilykeskus Hostel Kilpisjärvi www.peera.fi
Phone Number: (016) 532 659
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Bedsheets

Luggage Storage

Credit Card Payments

Food/Restaurant

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

TV

Open Dates: 17.2.-30.9.

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