Top things to do

Village in Pajala

Santa's Winter Village

Alf Andersson's Santa's Winter Village is so popular that charter flights arrive for the day from the UK with families ready to experience a Lappland Santa experience 100km above the Arctic Circle. There's snowmobil…
Fair in Pajala

Pajala Fair

The Pajala Fair (three days in early July), attended by over 40,000 people each year, is the place to pick up some excellent handmade Sami knives, reindeer-skin bags, smoked fish and more.
Museum in Pajala

Laestadius Pörtet

This was the home of fiery preacher Lars Levi Laestadius from 1849 until his death 12 years later. Here you'll find many personal objects and an exhibition dedicated to his life and work. Laestadius (1800–1861) was …
Thai in Pajala

Thai Dan Sai

The lovely proprietor from northern Thailand has been winning many local and visiting fans with her fiery curries, stir-fried dishes and oodles of noodles. The lunch buffet for 90kr is a top deal.