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Ivalo

Update 2019 Nov

This is Ivalo

Ivalo is the biggest village and administrative center of the municipality of Inari. From Ivalo you will find the best services in Northern Lapland. From Ivalo you will find: the health care center, pharmacy office, grocery stores, clothing shops, building equipment, electronic devices, car service, schools, etc. While travelling towards north you should stop in Ivalo to refill your food and equipment storage. Find rental cars from here Rent a car.

Ivalo river

Ivalo river runs through the village in Ivalo and ends up in Lake Inari after 10km in the village of Koppelo. Ivalo river is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking because its colorful gold history and rugged sceneries. You can start your journey to lake Inari from Koppelo or Veskoniemi with your own boat.
In Ivalo there are many fabulous beaches. The most reachable of the beaches is situated in the center of Ivalo, close to the health care center.

In winter time there are skiing tracks, skating tracks, snowmobile tracks, and husky tracks on the ice of the Ivalo river. Besides there in the spring time there are many people on the ice going ice-fishing or riding a horse, for example. In the middle of winter there is also a possibility for ice-swimming in Ivalo River. (ask from Hotel Ivalo)

Check out a video from Veskoniemi

Accommodation in Ivalo

Food and Dining in Ivalo

Grill and bar: Bar & Grill Pubi.fi
Grill-pizzeria: Lauran Grilli
Cafeteria: Cafe in S-Market
Cafeteria: Kuuputti
Lunch cafeteria: in St1 gasoil station
Pizzeria: Anjan Pizza
Restaurant: in Hotel Ivalo
Restaurant: in Hotel Kultahippu

Shops and stores

Food, groceries, and alcohol

Alko
K-Supermarket Ivalo
K-Market Ivalo
S-Market Ivalo
R-kioski

Gasoline stations

ABC station
ST1 gasoline station and car workshop
Teboil Station
SEO station

Car Workshops

Ivalon Auto-osat
ST1 gasoline station and car workshop

Car-, snowmobile-, boat-, and squad spare parts and equipment

Ivalon Auto-Osat
Tarvike Center Ivalo
Tuovilan Gummi

Towing service

Towing service: Lapin Hinauspalvelu  (Falck) 24h, tel. +358 (0) 16 313 300.

Clothes and sports equipment

Clothes and shoes: S-Market Ivalo
Clothes and shoes: Ivalo Shop
Marimekko clothes: Leenan kukka
Sekond hand market: Pentacostal church
Sekond hand market: Ivalon työttömät ry
Sports clothes and shoes: Sportia Maali- ja Konekota

Building and construction

Rautia
Sportia / Maali-ja Konekota / IKH
Ivalon Kodinkone ja Kylmäkonehuolto
Würth Ivalo
Ylä-Lapin LVI

Household appliance sales and repair

Rautia
Sportia / Maali-ja Konekota
Ivalon Kodinkone ja Kylmäkonehuolto
Takalapin Pojat

Locks: sales and repair

Takalapin Pojat

Special equipment

Art and articrafts: Taitajat
Eyeglasses: Silmäasema
Fishing equipment: Suutari Seppo
Flea market: Pentecostal church
Flea market: Ivalon työttömät ry
Flower shop: Leenan Kukka
Flower shop: Kaijan Kukka
Flower shop: Taimitupa
Hiking equipment: Sportia / Maali- ja konekota
Hiking equipment: S-Market Ivalo
Hunting equipment: Sportia / Maali- ja Konekota
ICT- and office supply: Tekniset Ivalo
Interior/décor: Keittiömies Oy
Interior/decor and furniture: Sotka
Marimekko, Hackman, Iittala, and Arabia: Leenan Kukka
Sewing workshop, dressmaker´s shop: Ompelupalvelu Maili Boxström, 0400 795201 (finnish only)
Souvenirs: Näkkäläjärvi Souvenirs

Things to do and places to visit

Movie theater Aslak 
Library
The cross-country ski tracks of Jänkkävaara
Jänkkävaara fireplace (next to the skiing tracks)
Mukkavuopaja cross-country ski tracsks
Petsamo statue Petsamo statue on a map
Scenery cafeteria in Sovintovaara, 10km north from Ivalo
Handicraft shop: Taitajat
Swimming hall opening hours in finnish
Interesting geological places: Golden Geopark of Lapland
Ivalo village map 

Design House Ivalo

Finnish design is introduced at the primary sources of its colours, forms and inspiration in the “Finnish Design Idols Go WILDerness” exhibition. Design House Idoli is located at the Ukonjärvi lake, 10 km north from Ivalo and about 40 km north from Saariselkä. The service comprises:

  • A guided exhibition
  • DVD presentation of our idols
  • Refreshments and snacks served in the HELMI glass kota (Lapp tepee)
  • The possibility to purchase products on display (not including mobile phones)
  • Max. group size 12 people

Finnish design is introduced at the primary sources of its colours, forms and inspiration in the “Finnish Design Idols Go WILDerness” exhibition. The period and timelessness of design as well as its eternality and the present moment meet each other amidst the peace and quiet of wilderness nature. Tradition, materials and respect for their special characteristics, in addition to their minimalized aestheticism, are one with their environment here. This exhibition is a unique experience which will open up the special connection between nature and Finnish Design for you. Embraced by the serene quiet of the wilds, you too can now be part of this connection. More information: Design House Idoli.

Ivalo Lutheran Church

Ivalo Lutheran Church is the main Church of the municipality of Inari.

Ivalo Lutheran Church is the main Church of the municipality of Inari. It is located in the center of the Ivalo village, on the riverbank of the Ivalo River. The Church is the visible part of the street scene, because of the unusual architecture. Church is not open to the public.
Ivalo Church was built in 1966 and was renovated in 1999. The church was designed by Senior Architect Kauko Kokko and Architect Laura Järvi-Larkas. Ivalo Church

Inari parish

Is founded on 7 March 1881. The surface area of the church is the biggest in Finland, 17 000 square kilometers. The Inari parish is focused on children’s day care, scouts, youth and family work and diaconia. Inari parish has four churches and chapels:

  • Main church in Ivalo (1966)
  • Sámi church in village Inari (1951)
  • Wilderness church by the lake Pielpajärvi (1760)
  • Chapel in village Saariselkä (1996)

Ivalo St. Nicholas Church

Ivalo St. Nicholas Church is located in the center of Ivalo village.

Ivalo orthodox St. Nicholas Church is located in the center of Ivalo village. Built in 1960. It was a small Chapel until year 1994. At the time, after renovation, it was consecrated as a church. St. Nicholas day is on 6 December.

Orthodox Church of Lapland

Orthodox Church of Lapland covers almost whole Lapland. Main Church is in Rovaniemi. In Inari municipality most of parishioner are Skolt Sámi. Churchs and Chapel are built there where the people are:

  • Church in Ivalo (1960)
  • Church in Nellim (1987)
  • Church in Sevettijärvi (1951)
  • Chapel in Keväjärvi (2008)

More about:

Keväjärvi Chapel

Keväjärvi Chapel is located about 10 kilometers to the east of the Ivalo village.

Keväjärvi is located about 10 kilometers to the east of the Ivalo village. In year 2008 there were built in a small chapel to ecumenical use. Chapel was build with volunteers and collection of funds. Organizer “Koltta-asiain kannatusyhdistys” donated chapel to the Orthodox Church of Lapland on August 2009. St. Boris and Gleb day is on 24 of July.

Nellim Church

 Nellim Church is located in a small Skolt Sámi village of Nellim, near the borderline of Russian.

Nellim orthodox Church is located in a small Skolt Sámi village of Nellim, near the borderline of Russian. Church is very beatiful wooden church, which is built like oldest part of the Petsamo old Monestary. Nellim Church is consecrated to St. Trifon Petsamolainen and Holy Trinity day.

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More information and photos from Ivalo
More infromation about Ivalo

Northern Lapland info map
Ivalo Skyview

Ivalo village map

 

Maps

Ivalo services.jpg
Ivalo village.pdf
Jänkävaara ski tracks / trekking routes.jpg

Weather Forecast

Weather Forecast, Foreca
Weather Forecast, Finnish Meteorologigal Institute
Weather Forecast, yr.no