• 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

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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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        • Activities

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        • Food and Drink

        • Our products

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        • 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

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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.

        • Contact info

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        • When you arrive

        • Sustainability

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        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history

Sustainability

THIS WE PROMISE TOGETHER

1. WE WORK FAIRLY TOGETHER
• We work without prejudice with all businesses, communities and individuals in the area.
• “The area” means the Original Lapland area shared by Sweden and Finland.

2. WE TAKE CARE OF NATURE AND ANIMAL
• We instruct our visitors to be safe in nature and act responsibly.
• We use what nature has to offer sustainably.
• We make sure that animals receive good and dignified care.

3. WE RESPECT OUR LOCAL CULTURE
• In this area, we speak our own dialect, meänkieli, that in Sweden is considered an official minority language and in Finland a Torne Valley dialect. Throughout this area, in spoken language we call our language meänkieli (Our language).
• We strengthen, respect and maintain meänkieli by using it actively and telling about it.
• Maybe you’d like to show your respect to meänkieli and learn a few phrases: ”Kuas solet? (Who are you?) Mistäs solet poissa? (Where are you from?) Sole poka mikhään!” (No worries or let’s take it easy)

4. WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER
• In our companies we respect each other:
– by sharing the company’s story with our customers and on our website
– by adhering to valid employment law and regulations
– by taking care of the entrepreneur’s and employees’ well-being

• We do not discriminate against anyone because of their religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or skin colour.​
• We raise any issues and areas of development in various forums and occasions and bring them to the attention of decision makers.

5. WE PROMOTE LOCAL PRODUCTION
• We promote local foods and ingredients as well as handicrafts, materials and products as much as we can.
• We use local services as much as we can.

6. WE VALUE SAFETY AND QUALITY
• Companies adhere to valid safety and hygiene laws that apply to facilities, equipment, appliances and services.
• All the guides and instructors have at least basic first aid skills.

7. WE TAKE THE IMPACTS ON CLIMATE SERIOUSLY
• We recycle and save energy.
• We advise our guests to choose an environmentally friendly means of travel: www.perille.fi

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