• 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

          Pello-Tornio river, salmon fishing
        • Experience Ylitornio

          Original Lapland Aavasaksan kansallismaisemissa Ylitorniolla
        • 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

        • Activities

        • Food and Drink

        • Our products

        • 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

          Mustikassa Vuoskuvaarassa elokuussa 2020. Kuvaaja Iina Askonen
        • Our blog

        • Survival Guide

        • Different rhythm of life

          Original Lapland, Tornionlaakson syksy ja ruskan värit
        • 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.

        • Contact info

        • When you arrive

        • Sustainability

        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history

When you arrive


When you arrive

The Original Lapland area, ‘Our Lapland’, is a vast area that stretches from the Bay of Bothnia to the northern fells and covers both the Finnish and the Swedish sides of the Torne River.

There are several airports of which Rovaniemi, Kittilä and Kemi-Tornio are favoured by tourists. Other airports are located in Pajala and Kiruna, and further south in Oulu and Luleå. See the Finnish air traffic at Finavia and the Swedish at Swedavia. For example, Finnair, Norwegian, SAS and Jonair fly to the area.

A train is an environmentally friendly choice of travel. The railway in Finland goes all the way up to Kolari and there is another track running via Rovaniemi to Kemijärvi. See the railway connections at VR’s web pages. There are a few railway connections to the Swedish Lapland, check them out here.

Bus connections are well available along the river. Find the Finnish bus routes at Matkahuolto, northern Sweden is covered by Länstrafiken Norrbotten and Tapanis buss. It’s also possible to book a small or large charter bus from Carls Buss.

The perille.fi app offers the best connections and most environmentally friendly travel options. And, it would be great if you could share a lift with others.

Taxi services are available from all locations and for shorter journeys you can even use an electric bike!

”Don’t drive past us!”


Our services and sights on the map

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