Old villages Suvanto-Kairala-Pelkosenniemi old-lappish-village

In 1673 Finns began migrating to the north and settled on the banks of the rivers Kemijoki and river Kitinen. We will visit some of these historical villages (such as Pyhäjärvi, Suvanto, Kairala and Pelkosenniemi). You will also learn how the Finns were received by the Sámis as these parts were regarded as Sámi territory.
Suvanto is one of the few villages, which has survived from destruction in World War II. Its architecture and athmosphere with the landscape are great experiences around the year. This village has been granted Europa Nostra price and it is also in the list of UNESCO World Heritage.
Coffee and snacks will be served during the tour.


Price: 72 € / adult, 52 € / child
Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Pyhä-Luosto national Park area
Physical classification: very easy
Options/Extras: Visit in reindeer farm 30 €/person. At the reindeer farm you will see these beautiful animals up close and feed them. You will also hear about their amazing life and how they survive the cold winter.
Duration 1hour.
Price includes: guidance in Pyhä-Luosto by Kairankutsu guidance services, mentioned snacks and drinks, equipment for activities, entrance fee, Arctic 8 Seasons Travel -help desk in Kemijärvi at hotel Mestarin Kievari, organizer’s liability insurance, taxes
For a surcharge: Transportation to destination
Availability: Wednesdays in July-September 2016
Booking: latest on previous day by 14.00, info@arctic8seasons.fi, tel. +358 50 467 3331
Help and sales desk: open on call every day at 18.00 at the hotel Mestarin Kievari (address Kirkkokatu 9, 98100 Kemijärvi)