• Many things to see and do on the river

          “Come along and we’ll show a Lapland you’ve never heard of.” Nature in all its splendour is present in everything. No need for Broadway shows. The locals help you to find the best performances nature has to offer. Your heart will sing and you’ll give a standing ovation as you take relaxing walk on a nature path or an exciting white-water excursion on the river. Not to mention cultural sights, interesting buildings and landmarks.

        • Things to Do

        • Explore nature

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        • Cultural sights

        • Events

        • Pello the Fishing Capital

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        • Experience Ylitornio

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        • SERVICES

          Our Lapland Invites You to Visit

          “We’ll take good care of you! Come along!”

          Sleep in a barn or in a five-star hotel decorated with magic of Lapland? A five-star dinner cooked with local ingredients, a quick packed lunch or more experimental cuisine with wild herbs? Paper art, traditional Lovikka mittens and reindeer products? In Our Lapland you’ll find a wide range of services.

        • Accommodation

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        • Activities

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        • Food and Drink

        • Our products

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        • Meetings

        • Other services

        • OUR TIPS

          Our Lapland is also Your Lapland

          “When you understand what Our Lapland is like, you won’t want to leave.” Our calendar is the Torne River. When does the ice break? Is it already flooding? Is the salmon coming? Is the river already frozen? Our clock is the sun. During the polar night the sun is barely rises, so why not stay in and take it easy. In summer there is light, night and day. So much time and so many nice things to do! Still, let’s take it easy. Have a seat, we’ll have a coffee and a chat.

          Take a moment to feel the rhythm of light and nature.

        • Road Trips

          Road trip tips to Lapland
        • Local Gems

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        • Our blog

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        • Survival Guide

        • Different rhythm of life

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        • Good to know

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        • INFORMATION

          Come along!

          The river runs hundreds of kilometres from the Torne Lake in northern Sweden to the far end of the Bay of Bothnia. The area of Original Lapland is vast and the distances may be long, however, the road network and connections cover the area well and getting from place to place is no problem.

        • Contact info

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        • When you arrive

        • Sustainability

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        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history

Twice the Magic

Follow the river – off the beaten track

ORIGINAL LAPLAND,
TWICE THE MAGIC

We in the Original Lapland invite you to the shared cultural area of Finland and Sweden in the Tornio-Muonio River area, also called the Tornio River Valley, the friendliest riverside and border in the world. Visit us and experience our authentic Lapland, nature, culture and way of life. Welcome to the valley of a free-flowing river!

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Find Our Lapland

Off the beaten track. Find our Lapland’s hidden treasures. Meet our lovely people along the river. Little things that create big feelings.

We have a lot for you to do!

Get to know our easy-going and authentic Lapland. Relax in the tapestry of nature and animals. Meet people who are genuine and honest. Have a look at the variety of activities!

“When you realise what Our Lapland is like, you won’t ever want to leave.”

Variety of accommodation

Stay in a barn or relax in a five-star room decorated with Lapland’s magic. Under the stars or in a windmill. Unique accommodation in Lapland along the river.

Road trip in Lapland

Embark on a summer road trip to Western Lapland, in the Tornio valley! Experience the thrill of freedom and let the road guide you. Veer off the beaten path and drive across the river – Finland, Sweden, Finland… we don’t keep count! We have curated thematic route suggestions for you as inspiration. Choose the one that suits you best or create your very own!

With love

Take a piece of Our authentic Lapland with you. Original Lapland products are made respecting the Torne River traditions, knowledge and spirit that our grandmothers and fathers have passed onto the next generation.

Pick the local tips

Along the riverway

The locals call the River Torne the Way. The riverside is dotted with sundry villages and towns. Get to know the eleven municipalities along the river and find your favourite. Each place has its own unique and attractive features. Here are a couple of nice ones!

 

A nice catch in Pello

Pello, the fishing capital of Finland warmly welcomes you to see and catch something special on the River Torne and the Lakes Miekojärvi and Koutusjärvi. On your own, in a group or with a guide.

Experience Ylitornio

A wide range of services on both sides of the river and Aavasaksa, the oldest tourist destination in Lapland, attract people to see the picturesque scenery of the Torne Valley and the magic of the white nights.

Local products

Barking briefly at the husky farm – 5 km husky ride with Kylmämaa

Barking briefly at the husky farm – 5 km husky ride with Kylmämaa

Border Safari to the Three-Country Cairn of Finland, Norway and Sweden

Border Safari to the Three-Country Cairn of Finland, Norway and Sweden

Conquer Mt. Halti, the Highest Summit of Finland

Conquer Mt. Halti, the Highest Summit of Finland

Cottage with Lake Scenery at Loma-Vietonen Holiday Village

Cottage with Lake Scenery at Loma-Vietonen Holiday Village

Evening snowmobile safari to the forest kota in Ylläs with a local family company Kylmämaa

Evening snowmobile safari to the forest kota in Ylläs with a local family company Kylmämaa

Guided Snowmobile Tours in Kilpisjärvi, Arctic Lapland

Guided Snowmobile Tours in Kilpisjärvi, Arctic Lapland

Hotel Kievari – A Cosy Hotel in the Center of Ylitornio

Hotel Kievari – A Cosy Hotel in the Center of Ylitornio

Husky Sledding Experience in Kilpisjärvi

Husky Sledding Experience in Kilpisjärvi

Ice fishing (jigging) excursion with snowmobile in Ylläs with family company Kylmämaa

Ice fishing (jigging) excursion with snowmobile in Ylläs with family company Kylmämaa

Ice fishing trip on snowshoes in Ylläs with a local family company Kylmämaa

Ice fishing trip on snowshoes in Ylläs with a local family company Kylmämaa

In the trail Bigfoot – snowshoe hike in the forest with a local family company Kylmämaa

In the trail Bigfoot – snowshoe hike in the forest with a local family company Kylmämaa

Kilpisjärvi Nature Trip with Campfire Picnic in Summer and Fall

Kilpisjärvi Nature Trip with Campfire Picnic in Summer and Fall

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