The fishing capital of Finland and so much more!
Views worthy of a national park
The views around the Lake Miekojärvi are worthy of a national park. There are a number of nature preservation sights in the area. The municipalities of Pello and Ylitornio have had a preliminary report done on establishing a new national park in the Arctic Circle in western Lapland.
This area boasts for example: The Orhinselänniemi Sands, Pieskänjupukka views, Vaarasaari nature trail and the Arctic Circle.
In the Pello area there are also other valued nature sights such as Jaipaljukka, Kivipirtti cave, Kattilakoski rapids, Konttaköngäs, Eero’s trail and Everstin piilo observation trail.
It’s happening in Pello on land and water
In the summer Pello has many types of yearly events like the Poikkinaintiajot rally; Watercross race; Swim the Arctic international competition in Juoksengi, the Kojamonkisaus and Lohikuninkuus salmon fishing competitions; Agility-fäst and Samoilu (wondering) World Championships. Also, there are plenty of concerts and theatre performances.
Great places for organising events are: Rohkihalli, the ice hall, Kittisvaaran motor sports centre, Pellon Ponsi’s athletics field and Pyreväpuisto park.
Is culture your thing? – visit Oranki Art
This internationally known nature art exhibition can be found in the small village of Oranki, north of Pello.
Remember to visit these sights: in the centre the statue of Pello’s own skiing legend Eero Mäntyranta; Maupertuis memorial in Kittisvaara and Timo K. Mukka’s relief on the library wall.
Services in Pello:
Lapin Villikala – Wild Fish of Lapland
Unforgettable fishing in the Arctic Circle in western Lapland – on lakes Miekojärvi and Koutusjärvi.
Valkea Arctic Experience
Comfort in spacious log cabins, restaurant and conference services, versatile guided nature activities – in summer and winter.
A wonderful location by the River Torne in the village of Juoksengi. Accommodation and a boat available, also salmon fishing with a guide by reservation.
In a central location in Pello, Hotel Pellonhovi has 80 rooms with restaurant and conference services.
The Ritavalkea area offers a variety of activities! A wide network of ski tracks, downhill skiing, fitness and nature trails, equipment rental, sauna and a hole in the ice for a cool dip, a beach and a caravan site.
Stay at a reindeer farm by a lake. We have reindeer themed tours, sleigh riding and sauna experiences.
A delightful and spacious villa by the Lake Miekojärvi.
In the middle of a small Lappish village of Saukkoriipi, this farmyard offers an idyllic venue for family gatherings and an inspirational setting for meetings.
Verstas Kotila – Kotila Workshop
Hand-made leather products, also made-to-order, and many kinds of repair work respecting the traditional working methods.
Sauli Lakkapää Oy
(Oranssi Karhu/Pello, FIN)
Hand-made knifes from the village of Turtola.
Pure produce from nature.
Cosy accommodation and guiding services.
We make handicrafts and offer guiding services.