• 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

        • Events

        • Explore nature

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        • Cultural sights

        • Pello the Fishing Capital

        • Experience Ylitornio

        • 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

        • Activities

        • Other services

        • Food and Drink

        • Our products

        • 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

        • Survival Guide

        • Different rhythm of life

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        • 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


Food and Drink

Come along and have a taste!

The corner stones of the riverside cuisine are firmly set in the forests, river, lakes and pastures: fish, meat, vegetables and berries – the purest of ingredients in the heart of our local food culture.

Eat in our cosy diners, sit on a tree stump and take a bite of the local flat bread or enjoy a three-course dinner in a restaurant. Whatever your flavour, we’ll do our best to make food and drink delicious for you.

There are also event restaurants  available for different occasions.


Hotelli Pellonhovi
(Pello, FIN)

Located in the centre of Pello, Hotel Pellonhovi has 80 rooms, a restaurant serving lunch and dinner, and a pub.

Valkea Lodge
(Pello, FIN)

Enjoy local delicacies at a restaurant with seating for 100 persons. A bar at the lobby.

Karemajat (Ylitornio, FIN)

À la carte and lunch at a panorama restaurant for 200 persons. Karaoke and dance nights.

Norrsken Lodge
(Övertorneå, SWE)

Restaurant services in the village of Matarengi.


(Ylitornio, FIN)

A cosy restaurant for private dining in a traditional North Bothnian house.

Paperivalo shop & cafe
(Karunki/Tornio, FIN)

This shop and café in Karunki has souvenirs and home decor made from hand-made paper – products also available online.

(Pello, FIN)

Restaurant services available by reservation and in summer a café in a windmill.

Lappean Lohi
(Kolari, FIN)

In the stunning scenery of Lappea, restaurant services available by reservation. 

Tatukka Reindeer Farm
(Ylitornio, FIN)

Restaurant services available by reservation.


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