The village of the Reindeer herders

Living in Lemmenjoki

The village of Lemmenjoki is situated on the river bank of the river Lemmenjoki, next to Finland´s largest national park.

In Lemmenjoki people live traditional Sámi life which is built around natural yearly rhythm of reindeer´s life. In the busiest time of year, all the effort is focused on reindeer herding. That is why it is recommended to check in advance the availability of accommodation and services.

The river boat will take you to the heart of  the largest national park in Finland with strong gold prospecting culture.  The river boat transportation Njurgulahti – Kultalan Hamina – Njurgulahti operates regularly according to the timetable. Read more about The area of Lemmenjoki


There are rental cabins and a guesthouse with a camping area in the village of Lemmenjoki and around it. In Menesjärvi (8 km towards Inari) there is a wilderness hotel, Hotelli Korpikartano.

  • Ahkun Tupa
  • Heikki and Kaija Paltto
  • Lemmenjoki camping
  • Lemmenliekki
  • Valkeaporo

Get familiar of Lemmenjoki companies

Do you need accommodation when you are traveling to Lemmenjoki? See Saariselkä accommation

Historic courtyard “Kaapin Jounin kenttä”

Things to do and places to visit

  • Atelier Huopapirtti, Kaija Paltto
  • Kammigallery, Kikka Laakso
  • The fell Joenkielinen
  • The old historical residence of Kaapin Jouni
  • The gold digging area
  • The old historical residence of Matti Musta
  • Deer hunting holes
  • The Ravadas falls
  • Sallivaara reindeer fence

More information on Lemmenjoki National Park: Lemmenjoki National Park
Interesting geological places: Golden Geopark of Lapland

Kaija Paltto Feltmaker’s Studio in Lemmenjoki

lemmenjoki, huopapirtti, felt ateljee
lemmenjoki, huopapirtti, felt ateljee
lemmenjoki, ravadas, jokivene, river boat
Lemmenjoki, Ravadas, jokivene, river boat

Lemmenjoki, valley of the golden river

Lemmenjoki on a map

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