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hys.jpgFor a slower lifestyle

In their free time, more and more people are appreciating the time and space to be themselves. The Saami villages in the municipality of Utsjoki offer a natural environment to slow down – to breathe freely, smell the fragile fragrances of pristine northern nature, savour the delicacies that our forests and sparkling waters have to offer.

‘Silence’ and ‘local’ have a different meaning in Utsjoki. The vibrant Saami culture glowing in the light of the Arctic Ocean is full of stories, things to see and experiences for everyone – here and now. Slow down in a Saami village and hear nature whispering to you!

Attractions worth slowing down for



The most beautiful road in Finland

Saamiland is a land of great distances. Similarly to any traffic-jammed metropolis, the distances in Saamiland are not measured in kilometres, but rather in time. Though Tenontie, the loveliest scenic road in Finland, should always be travelled slowly, enjoying the panoramic beauty of the countryside.

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The most beautiful road in Finland

Exploring Saamiland from the back of a bike

In the middle of the wilderness of Utsjoki, there are ancient trails that the people of old used when travelling from one village to the next. Modern roads have been constructed since then, but the old trails and footpaths still offer a unique opportunity for travellers to explore and enjoy the rugged wilderness from the back of a mountain bike.

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Exploring Saamiland from the back of a bike
 

A winter week in Nuorgam

You could easily spend a whole week just admiring the majestic landscapes, the breathtaking Northern Lights and the vastness of the treeless fells. However, for most visitors the temptation to experience the Arctic Ocean first-hand proves impossible to resist.

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A winter week in Nuorgam

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