The magic of Kevo Strict Nature Reserve and the legend of the fell scenery.
Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality of Finland, and the only such municipality with a Sami majority in the region. The parish village of Utsjoki is guarded by the holy Ailigas fell and the famous salmon-filled, River Tenojoki, can be traversed at the Sami bridge to get to the Norwegian side. The village have few shopping and accommodation facilities, as well as a border control.
- The most beautiful road in Finland
- Kevo Nature Reserve
- Sami Bridge
- Ailigas fells
- Parish huts
The most beautiful road in Finland
The route 970 takes you from Karigasniemi to Utsjoki following the 100 km journey alongside the River Teno continuing from there to Nuorgam. This “Route Teno” has been given the title of the most beautiful route in Finland as it travels alongside the river through breathtakingly beautiful fells and valleys – you cannot find anything like it elsewhere in Finland.
Kevo Nature Reserve
The Kevo Nature Reserve is among the most rugged hiking attractions in Finland. The nature reserve is accessible via a 2-kilometre nature trail starting at Sulaoja along the Karigasniementie road. Kevo offers challenging trails of 63 and 86.5km.
The Utsjoki parish village consists of 14 huts dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The huts were owned by Sami families and they were inhabited up to the 1930s during market days and church ceremonies.
How to get there?
Inari-Saariselkä is far away in the North and yet just a few hours from southern Finland. You can fly to Lapland or make an unforgettable sightseeing tour to this Arctic area by 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.