Town & Nature

The town we’re located in – Pyhätunturi – is situated in eastern Lapland, in the north of Finland. While we’re only 1.5 hours away from Rovaniemi international airport, we’re located right in the middle of pure, pristine nature. The nearest city (Kemijärvi) is 50km away. While our town is small, it has all the services and amenities travelers need – and our guides, business owners and locals are keen to share this gem of Lapland with guests from all over the world.

Pyhätunturi town

Our small town has great high-quality restaurants, as well as activity companies and a supermarket. Everything you need is right here, and within walking distance.

The national park of Pyhä-Luosto

The oldest national park in Finland, called the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, is wrapped around Pyhätunturi, and the well-marked hiking and skiing routes start a minute’s walk from Pyhä Igloos. You can spend days exploring the wonders of the Lappish nature, wheter by hiking, biking, snowshoeing or skiing – alone, with a guided group, or with a private guide. Finland’s national park system makes sure we have easily accessible, well-preserved nature to enjoy. You can read more about our national park here.

Enjoying the nature

Lapland is a nature lover’s paradise, and the fun doesn’t stop at the border of the national park. Finland has a law called everyman’s law, which states that you can commune by foot in nature anywhere, so exploring these northern boreal woods is a breeze, and completely legal – and most of all, a 100% safe if you’re well equipped. Our staff and guides are happy to help you plan your own excursions, and help with understanding the extent of these laws. Remember to take your camera with you!

Nearby towns and attractions

You will never run out of things to do in Pyhätunturi , but taking a detour nearby can be a great experience as well. We’re near the towns of Pelkosenniemi, Luosto, Sodankylä, Kemijärvi, which all are worth a visit. With our car rentals, it’s very easy to plan a daytrip near Pyhätunturi!