Ahkun Tupa is the first Sami travel service and tourism firm in the Lemmenjoki region. Ahkun Tupa was founded in 1946 and is located 45km from Inari in the Lemmenjoki National Park. We offer cozy cabins for 2-4 people on the river bank of Lemmenjoki. Amenities provided in our cabins include: electrical heating, refrigerators, kitchenettes, showers, toilets, and saunas in some of our cabins.
Café-restaurant Ahkun Tupa has 75 seating places and is fully licensed to also serve alcohol. We offer homemade cakes, salads, soups, lunches, and additionally have an á la carte menu with Lappish specialties. We have a Goahti were we offer special Lappish evenings with different type of menus and Sami culture programs about history, reindeer herding, and joik with traditional Sami drums.
Summer programs: we offer daily boat trips to the gold panning area located alongside river Lemmenjoki and to the Ravadas waterfalls, with the possibility of having a wilderness lunch. We additionally offer short boat trips and fishing trips on the river Lemmenjoki. The marked hiking trails of the Lemmenjoki National Park start from Ahkun Tupa.
During the winter we offer ice fishing, snowmobile, and Nordic light viewing trips lasting 1-2 hours. The marked skiing trails of the Lemmenjoki National Park start front of Ahkun Tupa. The marked snowmobile trail from Inari ends at Ahkun Tupa and continues to Kittilä.
We also sell a variety of handicrafts.
Our programs are suitable for both groups, and individuals.