Where in Lapland is it?
Close to Nature - Away From Tourist Areas
We are located about 60km to the north from Kittilä airport. Around us there are 3 villages which are Äkäslompolo (32km), Levi (46km) and Muonio (21km). We are located between these three villages next to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Where we are in Lapland there is no light pollution and no tourists. Just the pure nature and silence that surround us.
Central Location in the Middle of Nowhere
Finland is located in the Northern Europe. It is one of the northernmost countries in the world. Our neighbour countries are Sweden in the west, Russia in the east, Norway in the north and Estonia in the south. Finland is relatively big country but it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Finlands population is only 5,5 million and the majority lives in the middle and southern parts.
Where is Lapland?
Lapland is the northernmost region of Finland. Most of it lies above the arctic circle. It is the largest region of Finland but only 3,4% of the population lives in Lapland. Some of the last wilderness areas in all of Europe can be found in Lapland. It is possible to walk for a week in the wilderness without seeing anyone else.
Muonio is a small municipality in the northern part of Lapland. There are only about 2000 inhabitants in Muonio. It is also a home for about 6000 reindeer. Muonio is located way above the arctic circle which means that in the winter the sun doesn’t rise for about one month and in the summer it doesn’t set for one month. Both of these times are magical times to be in Muonio. Distance to Kittilä airport is about 60km.
Muotkavaara is a village in Muonio close to the border of Kittilä. This is where your log cabin accommodation is and where we will start all our adventures. It is on a small hill surrounded by the beautiful nature and close to the biggest lake of the region called Jeris.
Muotkavaara is at a central location in the middle of nowhere. It is situated between three towns which are Äkäslompolo (32km), Levi (46km) and Muonio (21km). Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is right next to us.
Closest grocery stores are in Muonio. You will have a chance to visit a grocery store everyday.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is the oldest of the national parks in Finland and also the most scenic one. The World Health Organization revealed in 2016 that here you breathe the cleanest air in the whole world. Some of our activities take place in the national park where you can fill your lungs with the clean pure air and enjoy some of the best views that Finland has to offer.
The closest airport is Kittilä airport. It is about 60km away. I will pick you up from the airport and also drop you off for your return flight.