Restaurants

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…
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…
Finnish in Saariselkä

Laanilan Kievari

Off the main road 2.5km south of Saariselkä, this cute wooden hut with a roaring open fire has good-value lunch buffets. It's well worth booking in for dinner, though, when the game-oriented mains might include wood…
Finnish in Saariselkä

Petronella

A wood-and-stone-decorated dining room sets the stage for artfully presented Lappish food such as roast snow grouse with thyme-nettle jus, arctic char flambéed in brandy, or reindeer sirloin with lingonberry-pepper …
Finnish in Saariselkä

Pirkon Pirtti

With a cosy wooden interior and welcoming service, Pirkon Pirtti serves generous portions of fish (the Lapland fish platter lets you sample several varieties), elk carpaccio and a range of reindeer dishes. Pizza top…