Welcome to Nuorgam
The 44km road from Utsjoki northeast to Nuorgam (Sámi: Njuorggan), the northernmost village in Finland (N 70°04’), is one of Lapland’s most spectacular. It follows the Tenojoki, one of Europe’s best salmon-fishing rivers, and a spectacular sight as its broad waters cut through the undulating dune-like landscape and across sandy spits and rocky banks. Most anglers gather near Boratbokcankoski and Alaköngäs Rapids (7km southwest of Nuorgam), but there are good spots right along this stretch, and the other way from Utsjoki, towards Karigasniemi, which is another beautiful drive following the Tenojoki and the Norwegian border.
Apart from fishing, there’s not a great deal to do in Nuorgam, but it’s a relaxing spot, and is the northern end of a great trekking route from Sevettijärvi.