• 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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The Extremes of Light

The Extremes of Light

The Extremes of Light The life rhythm in Original Lapland is paced by light. At the time of the nightless night in midsummer the dark ceases to exist completely; during the polar night the light disappears. Everyday activities and mental movements adapt to the pace of...
Road trip along the Torne river

Road trip along the Torne river

Road trip along the Torne river Did you ever think about the opportunities the Torne river banks offers for a road trip? Our common Torne Valley, which follows the river, offers a lot to see and various destinations within the framework of both nature and culture. In...
Midsummer Sauna

Midsummer Sauna

Midsummer sauna Midsummer in Original Lapland smells like fresh birch tree and sounds like the crackling of fire in the sauna pit. Enjoying sauna is one of the most important things of the midsummer celebration. Preparing the wood burning sauna is part of the...
Tour of 12 Churches

Tour of 12 Churches

Tour of 12 Churches Explore church buildings! If you are interested in church architecture, there’s plenty to see along the Torne River. Get to know the local cultural heritage and see churches on both sides of the river in Finland and Sweden. Make sure you...
Come and enjoy the glistening snows of late winter!

Come and enjoy the glistening snows of late winter!

Come and enjoy the glistening snows of late winter! Along the river we have more seasons than the usual four. Now we are in late winter when the days are quickly getting longer and you just want to go out and be active. The frost in the night has a hold on the snow....
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