Restaurants

Top Choice Finnish in Inari

Aanaar

A panoramic glassed-in dining room overlooks the Juutuanjoki's Jäniskoski rapids at Inari's best restaurant, situated in the Tradition Hotel Kultahovi. Seasonal local produce is used in dishes such as morel and ange…
Top Choice Finnish in Tornio

Mustaparran Päämaja

At the fabulous Hotel Mustaparta, this atmospheric restaurant styled after local hero Iisakki Mustaparta has hefty timber beams, ships' wheels, wooden barrels and a buffet served on a skiff, and inspired modern Finn…
Top Choice Finnish in Rovaniemi

Aitta Deli & Dine

Locally sourced, organic food at Aitta includes sharing platters piled high with reindeer heart and tongue, lingonberry and elk stew, bear and nettle sausages, and rye and barley breads. Two- and three-course menus …
Top Choice Finnish in Rovaniemi

Restaurant Sky Ounasvaara

For a truly memorable meal, head to the 1st floor of the Sky Ounasvaara hotel, where wraparound floor-to-ceiling glass windows looking onto the forest outside create the impression of dining in a tree house. Special…
Top Choice Finnish in Ylläs

Restaurant Saaga

Inside the Saaga hotel at the base of the ski slopes, this restaurant is Ylläs' best. Lapland specialities include buckwheat blini with white lake-fish roe from Inarijärvi, reindeer tartare with pickled mushrooms, r…
Cafe in Saariselkä

Restaurant Kaunispään Huippu

Attached to the Kaunispään Huippu arts-and-crafts shop, this panoramic restaurant on top of Kaunispää fell has views across to Russia. Smoked-reindeer mousse with blackcurrant sauce, willow-grouse breast with Inarij…
Finnish in Rovaniemi

Nili

A timber-lined interior with framed black-and-white photos of Lapland, kerosene lamps, traditional fishing nets, taxidermied bear and reindeer heads, and antler chandeliers gives this hunting-lodge-style spot a cosy…
Finnish in Levi

Panimo & Pub

The atmospherically candlelit downstairs Kellari restaurant cooks inventive dishes such as gooseberry-stuffed reindeer, wild boar and elk sausages or roast whitefish with cranberry sauce. For a taster, order the Lap…
Finnish in Levi

Jängällä

Amazing flavour combinations at this rustic-contemporary restaurant with rough-hewn timber tables span roast wild boar with blackcurrant sauce, reindeer shank with lingonberry hollandaise and an elk burger with tar …
Cafe in Saariselkä

Wanha Waskoolimies

By the entrance to gold-panning museum Kultamuseo at Tankavaara, this atmospheric cafe-restaurant actually predates the museum and serves typical Lapland dishes incorporating ingredients like Inarijärvi lake fish, K…