• 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

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        • Events

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        • Explore nature

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        • Cultural sights

        • 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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        • Meetings

        • Activities

        • Other services

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        • Food and Drink

        • Our products

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        • 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.

        • Sustainability

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        • When you arrive

        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history

        • Contact info

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5 tips on seeing the northern lights

5 tips on seeing the northern lights

Although, the northern lights are often associated with frosty winter nights, they can be seen much earlier. Did you know that already in autumn the fire fox wags its tail against the sky and creates the northern lights? And, more scientifically, when the night falls earlier and temperature changes increase the aurora season begins. So, look up in the sky in autumn as the dusk falls.

Remember to look to the north. Though the aurora dance across the sky and it’s even hard not to notice it, the north is where the fire fox’s tail draws the most intense lines.

Also, it’s good to listen carefully. Some say they have heard whispers, crackling sounds and bangs! Can you hear it?

On a high hill, in the safe arms of the night, the northern lights are at their most magnificent. Along the Torne River there are hills and fells: feel the thrill of a climb or a drive up to the top. There are many other open areas where you can enjoy the views to a lake or a field.

Give a go to one of these: Aavasaksanvaara ridge, the iced Lake of Iso-Vietonen, Yllästunturi fell, wide open fields.

 

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