Lemmenjoki boasts Finland’s largest national park, where breath-taking sceneries appeal to hikers and canoeists. Stretching over 70 kilometres, the River Lemmenjoki flows through the national park. During snow-free seasons, traditional riverboats are still in good use and take visitors to the national park and the legendary goldfields according to daily schedule. Gold-diggers still reside in the area today and visitors have an opportunity to experience the thrill of panning for gold in guided tours.
There are plenty of interesting sights within easy reach – for example Ravadas waterfalls, Joenkielinen fell and the Home Stead of Kaapin Jouni. Finland’s largest national park has also a lot to explore off the beaten track. You can spend days and days trekking in the wilderness, experiencing the silence and the world’s purest nature. Better yet – while enjoying the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun!
Lemmenjoki can be reached through the international airport of Ivalo and the village of Inari. Road 955 leads from Inari through the village of Pokka, towards the ski resort Levi and airport of Kittilä.
- The largest national park in Finland with strong gold prospecting culture
- Accommodation in cabins and rooms
- During summer the daily river boat trips take you deep to the national park
- Must see sights: Ravadas waterfalls, Lemmenjoki river valley, Joenkielinen fell and the Home Stead of Kaapin Jouni
- During summer in Lemmenjoki you can e.g. go hiking trekking, biking, paddling, SUP-boarding, fishing and hunting
- During autumn in Lemmenjoki you can e.g. go hiking, paddling, mushroom and berry picking, fishing and hunting
- Winters favorite activities are e.g. reindeer safaris, snowmobiling safaris, snowshoeing and reindeer farm visits