In the home of gold panning you can find the largest national park in Finland.
The village of Lemmenkylä is located right next to the largest national park in Finland. The well-marked hiking trails make it easy to get up close to the beautiful scenery that graces the national park. A river boat trip is also possible along the 70-kilometre River Lemmenjoki. The river is the traditional home of gold panning, and gold-diggers still live in the area.
Lemmenjoki enjoys a long history as the home of gold panning. The breathtaking scenery also appeals to hikers and canoeists.
- Ravadasköngäs (Ravadas falls)
- Kaapin Jouni farm
- Lemmenjoki National Park
Ravadasköngäs (Ravadas falls)
Ravadasköngäs is among the finest attractions of the Lemmenjoki National Park. The waterfalls are accessible by foot via signposted trails or by taking a riverboat ride provided by local companies.
Kaapin Jouni farm
The Kaapin Jouni farm is the historical residence of a famous Sami family. The farm was established in the late 19th century. Chartered riverboat cruises to the farm are provided by local companies.
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lemmenjoki is the largest national park in Finland, as well as one of the largest uninhabited, roadless, forest wildernesses in Europe. Stretching over 70 kilometres, the River Lemmenjoki flows through the national park. Signposted trails, wilderness refuges, rental cabins and designated campfire sites greatly facilitate hiking in the Lemmenjoki valley and the goldfields.
How to get there?
Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the north and yet just a few hours from southern Finland. You can fly here or make an unforgettable sightseeing tour to this Arctic area by bus or rental car.
Get to know the Inari-Saariselkä region and its magnificent scenery at your leisure. Far away in the North there is no such thing as rushing!
By train and bus
The train will take you to Rovaniemi, where you will find numerous bus connections to Saariselkä and elsewhere in northern Lapland. Thanks to the well-run public transport you can even get as far as the Arctic Ocean!
Quickly reach your destination from Helsinki aboard Finnair or fly Norwegian. Charter flights from
UK and other European cities. From the airport there is regular buss connection to and from each scheduled flight.