SÁMILAND  VILLAGES – FOR ETERNAL FRIENDS OF LAPLAND

Sámiland is the home of thriving Sámi culture. For the traveller, it is like a string of pearls, something that everyone experiences differently, at their own pace. For many, Sámiland is the most beautiful place in the world; a place where, at long last, you can breathe freely and welcome tranquillity within. Sámiland is widespread and wild. It is the land of sparkling waters, glistening stars, fell highlands, untouched wilderness and the Northern Lights. Sámiland cherishes hospitality. Sámiland is the place for eternal friends of Lapland.

UTSJOKI

Slow Down in Utsjoki

Along the grand salmon river of Tenojoki, the Sámiland traveller will find true peace. Utsjoki is the only municipality in Finland that has a Sámi majority, and a laidback and tranquil way of life that is sure to brush off everyday pressures. In the municipal centre, the parish village of Utsjoki, you can explore the historically significant church cabin dwellings, an area that has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The current of the Tenojoki River is ideal for salmon trolling, regardless of whether you choose to go upstream or downstream from the village. Hidden among the surrounding fell highlands, however, are salmon and grayling fishing areas ideal for ice fishing. The Arctic fell highland nature beckons hikers to become familiar with the way of life in the district and to enjoy the sceneries. The Ellin Polku trail, close to the village, is a good day trip destination. For more experienced and hardened hikers, the route running through the Kevo Canyon is an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Toteutus: Iggo Oy