Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality in Finland and Finland’s only municipality with a majority of Sámi population. There are only about 1.000 inhabitants in Utsjoki, but more than 10.000 reindeer. Utsjoki offers an opportunity to experience modern, everyday Sámi culture: a culture you can live, see, hear, taste and feel. Utsjoki is a place where the traditional Sámi dress “Gákti” is still worn at many festivals and events. In the municipality of Utsjoki, there are three lively villages – Utsjoki, Karigasniemi and Nuorgam. All destinations can be enjoyed year-round. As the northernmost region in Finland, here both the polar night and the midnight sun are the longest. The Northern Lights can be seen dancing on the sky from September to early April.
- The only Sámi majority municipality in Finland
- Vast selection of hotels and other accommodation where you can stay in aurora igloos, rooms, apartments and cottages
- Must see sights: Parish huts, Ailigas fell, Sámi bridge, River Teno, Kevo strict Nature Reserve and Paistunturi and Kaldoaivi Wilderness areas
- During summer in you can e.g. hike, bike, paddle, SUP-board and fish
- During autumn you can e.g. hike, paddle, pick berries and mushrooms, fish and hunt
- Winters activities are e.g. reindeer safaris, husky safaris, snowmobile safaris, snowshoeing, trips to the Arctic Ocean, skiing and much more