• 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

        • 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

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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.

        • Contact info

        • When you arrive

        • Sustainability

        • Members

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        • Towns and villages

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        • Our history


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 scenic 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:

(Pello, FIN)

Have an unforgettable fishing holiday in Naamisuvanto. We have it all – experienced guides, safe and well-equipped boats, fishing gear, accommodation and meals.

Lapin Villikala – Wild Fish of Lapland
(Pello, FIN)

Unforgettable fishing in the Arctic Circle in western Lapland – on lakes Miekojärvi and Koutusjärvi.

Valkea Arctic Experience
(Pello, FIN)

Comfort in spacious log cabins, restaurant and conference services, versatile guided nature activities – in summer and winter.

Arctic Camping
(Pello, FIN)

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.




Taksi asfalttitiellä kevättalvella

Pello Taxi Lapland
(Pello, FIN)

Transport services.




Ritavalkea Resort
(Pello, FIN)

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.




Puolukkamaan pirtit
(Pello, FIN)

Stay at a reindeer farm by a lake. We have reindeer themed tours, sleigh riding and sauna experiences.




Mieko Resort
(Pello, FIN)

A delightful and spacious villa by the Lake Miekojärvi.




Jokivene Kivilompolo
(Pello, FIN)

Traditional Kivilompolo boats custom made in Turtola, Pello.




Verstas Kotila – Kotila Workshop
(Pello, FIN)

Hand-made leather products, also made-to-order, and many kinds of repair work respecting the traditional working methods.




Sunnyhill Farm
(Pello, FIN)

We make handicrafts and offer guiding services.




Kotipellon Homefields
(Pello, FIN)

Pure produce from nature.




Heidin Mummola Farmhouse
(Pello, FIN)

Farm animals, riding, accommodation in Granny’s cottage.


Myllyn Pirtti Cottage
(Pello, FIN)

Accommodation in a traditional Granny’s cottage surrounded by skiing tracks.


Cafe-Restaurant Granni
(Pello, FIN)

Restaurant Services in Vihreä Pysäkki commercial center in Pello.



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