Arctic Sámi Village is a natural and genuine choice for a traveler, who is looking for untamed nature and an original culture.
Utsjoki offers a natural environment to slow down – to breathe freely, smell the fragile fragrances of the pristine northern nature, savour the delicacies that the forests and sparkling waters have to offer. The vibrant Sámi culture is full of stories, things to see and experiences for everyone. During your stay you will learn a lot about nature, reindeer & reindeer herding, local people and the life in this small northern village. Come and enjoy the slower lifestyle in Utsjoki.
Utsjoki, the land of the Sámi, is the northernmost municipality in Finland and the only municipality where the majority of the 1400 inhabitans are Sámi. The sámi culture still lives very strongly in Utsjoki and there are more than 10.000 reindeer in the area. In winter the Northern lights, the starry heavens and the moon lend a mystical twilight which hangs suspended above the landscape. In summer Utsjoki has the lengthiest period of the Midnight Sun. There are three “Ailigas” – “holy fells” In the municipality, of which one raises its lofty peak in the vicinity of the village. During the safaris and treks you may see the ptarmigan, which is the world ́s northernmost arctic fowl. Elks, wolfs, lynxes, wolverines, foxes, eagles and the great grey owl live also here.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Ivalo Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Departure from accommodation at least 6 hours before the flight.|
Day 1: Arrival
Depending on when your flight lands, you will either have dinner in the restaurant on arrival or a packed dinner during the journey. Your Sámi hosts will greet you at your accommodation. You can head to your cabin or hotelroom to enjoy your first peaceful night in the very north of Finland.