The church, which is of cultural and historical significance, was built over a period spanning 1752-1760 and was in use until the end of the 19th century. Today, the church puts on special services during Easter and the Midsummer’s festival. The church is also a popular site for weddings. Pielpajärvi is only accessible by foot or by boat. The 5km hiking path starts a few kilometres from Siida. From the church, the path continues on towards the Pielpavuono fjord, which lies some 3km away. On request, the Inarilake boat cruises can stop near Pielpavuono, from whence visitors can return to Inari on foot.
GET TO KNOW: Hiking paths to the Pilpajärvi wilderness church