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Top Choice Museum in Inari

Siida

One of Finland's most absorbing museums, state-of-the-art Siida offers a comprehensive overview of the Sámi and their environment. The main exhibition hall consists of a fabulous nature exhibition around the edge, d…
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 Museum in Rovaniemi

Arktikum

With its beautifully designed glass tunnel stretching out to the Ounasjoki, this is one of Finland’s finest museums. One half deals with Lapland, with information on Sámi culture and the history of Rovaniemi; the ot…
Top Choice Museum in Rovaniemi

Pilke Tiedekeskus

Downstairs in the Metsähallitus (Finnish Forest and Park Service) building next to the Arktikum, this is a highly entertaining exhibition on Finnish forestry with a sustainable focus. It has dozens of interactive di…
Top Choice Castle in Kemi

Lumilinna

Few things conjure fairy-tale romance like a snow castle. First built in 1996 as a Unicef project, this is a Lapland winter highlight and a favoured destination for weddings, honeymoons, and general marvelling at th…
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…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Rovaniemi

Lauri Tuotteet

Established in 1924, this former knife factory in a charming log cabin at the northwestern edge of town still makes knives today, along with jewellery, buttons, felt boots and traditional Sámi items including engrav…