• 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.

        • Explore nature

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        • Cultural sights

        • Things to Do

        • Events

        • Pello the Fishing Capital

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        • Ylitornio has a lot to offer

        • 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

        • Meetings

        • Food and Drink

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        • Our products

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        • Activities

        • 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.

        • Local Gems

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        • Our blog

        • Different rhythm of life

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        • Survival Guide

        • Good to know


          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.

        • Sustainability

        • When you arrive

        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history

        • Contact info


4 reasons to pop over to Sweden

4 reasons to pop over to Sweden

Explore the Swedish grocery stores. Bring back traditional Swedish tunnbröd (flat bread), chocolate or sockerdricka (drink). Finns like to buy baking equipment from Sweden as their selection is great. And by the way, when you buy fruit, the cashier will weigh it for you unlike in Finland.

Venture into villages on both sides of the river! There are many of them and they all have their unique features. Go exploring! As soon as you cross the border to Sweden you can see differences: in Sweden they like to decorate houses more than in Finland. I wonder what kind of awning the next house has…? Which garden has the funniest gnomes or the flashiest lights?

Make a trip from Pello to the charming Aapua Byabutik (village store). Travel on the gravel road off the main road 99. This gravel road is a valuable cultural heritage site. There are several lay-bys where you take a break and also see a summer barn that represents the local cultural heritage.

Go second hand shopping at a loppis! In summer people have yard sales. If it says ‘LOPPIS’ go in and you might make nice finds!

Our Lapland is rather nice as you don’t have to make big plans to go abroad. Just cross the bridge and pop over to Sweden!





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