Places to visit and sights
People travelling to North Lapland are treated to Sámi and Lappish cultural sites, as well as natural sights beyond compare. For instance, you could hike in Finland’s largest national parks, explore the Sámi culture of yesteryears and modern-day, and visit the historical and influential churches of the region.
Ailigas on perinteinen luontokohde ja utsjokelaisten tähtitieteilijöiden observatorio. Suomen lapissa on kolme Ailigas-nimistä tunturia, jotka kaikki sijaitsevat Utsjoen kunnassa, Tenojoen tuntumassa.
Around ten kilometres south of the Nuorgam village is Alaköngäs waterfall on the Tenojoki River.
Inari Hiking Area is located west of the village of Inari. The hiking area has numerous marked trails and hiking destinations.
Completed in 1951 using plans issued by the Construction Board in place of the former church that was destroyed during the war in 1940.
Isonkivenvaara on upea näköalapaikka 360 C, ja se sijaitsee Pulmankijärventien varressa tunturin huipulla.
The Lutheran church in Ivalo is located on the northern side of the village, on the shores of the Ivalojoki River.
Joenkielinen on noin 9 kilomertin päässä Njurkulahden kylästä sijaitseva tunturi, jonne johtaa merkitty polku.
Kaunispää Fell is 438 metres tall and located close to the Saariselkä resort.
In the Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, the northern nature is at its most majestic.
Lemmenjoki is the largest national park in Finland and one of Europe’s most extensive wilderness regions.
Vätsärin erämaa-alueen eteläosassa virtaa Näätämöjoki, joka saa alkunsa Iijärvestä, ja laskee vetensä Norjan puolelle Pohjoisen Jäämeren Näätämövuonoon.
Inarin kylän länsipuolella ja Juutuanjoen pohjoispuolella kohoava legendaarinen Otsamotunturi (418 m) on suosittu retkeilykohde.
Located east of Nellim, the Paatsjoki Bridge close to the Russian border, leads hikers into the Vätsäri wilderness.
The management of the Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church is the responsibility of the Inari parish and the hiking structures in the destination are managed by Metsähallitus.
Pulmankijärvi Lake is located 20 kilometers to the south from the village Nuorgam.
Rautaportti is a rugged cove surrounded by cliffs that was strategically important during the Second World War (1939 – 1945).
Ravadasköngäs is one of the most renowned nature destinations and sights of the Lemmenjoki National Park, accessed by boat or by hiking.
Saamenpolku 9 – Sää’mpää’ljes, covers 90 kilometres, partly travels along old Sámi trails.
The Saariselkä Chapel, called Pyhän Paavalin Kappeli was inaugurated in the heart of the Saariselkä resort in 1996 and was designed by Erkki Jokiniemi.
Saint Tryphon Pechenga orthodox church is located east of the village of Nellim, sitting on a handsome pine tree ridge.
Sallivaaran entisöity poroerotuspaikka sijaitsee Lemmenjoen kansallispuiston itälaidalla.
The Sámi Bridge is a road bridge crossing the River Tenojoki, which connects the Utsjoki village in Finland with Roavvegiedd in the County of Teno in Norway.
Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos is the largest congress and event building in northern Lapland.
The Sevettijärvi-Pulmankijärvi hiking route is a trail covering 60 kilometres through the wilderness.
Established in honour of St. Tryphon of Pechenga, this Orthodox Church is located in the village of Sevettijärvi.
The Skolt Sámi Heritage House in Sevettijärvi, which is managed by the Sámi Museum, is located next to the Orthodox Church and its charming cemetery.
Luontopolku kertoo opastein sulaojan pyhästä lähteestä ja myös tunturimittarin aiheuttamista tuhoista vuosina 1965–1966.
The River Tenojoki covers a distance of 250 kilometres, and is a sub-Arctic boundary river between Finland and Norway.
A stone memorial has been erected on the border of Finland and Norway at Finland’s and the EU’s northernmost point.
Siida is home to the Sámi Museum, Northern Lapland Nature Centre and the Sarrit restaurant.
The mouth of the Kaamasjoki River is probably the best place for watching birds in the Inari area.
The Tuuruharhu Nature Trail is located in the village of Kaamanen, atop the Tuuruharju Ridge along the Inari – Utsjoki road.
Ukonsaari, located in the western section of the Inarijärvi Lake, is one of Finland’s most valuable and renowned ancient remains.
The Urho Kekkonen National Park is located within the municipal regions of Inari, Sodankylä and Savukoski.
Utsjoki municipality is the northernmost municipality in Finland and in the whole of the European Union.