The summer is a very special time of year here in Utsjoki, the time of the Midnight Sun when the sun doesn’t set for two months from late May until mid-July. During that period it never gets completely dark and the nights turn into an endless sunset. This is something that can only be experienced in very few locations worldwide.
Summer in Utsjoki offers plenty of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and canoeing. Nature lovers can enjoy local plants in full bloom, berry picking, landscape photography and encounters with local wildlife.
Visit us during the summer to experience one of Europe’s last wildernesses in all it’s beauty. Whether you’re looking for an active outdoor holiday or peaceful nature getaway to unwind and relax – we’ve got you covered!
We offer summer holiday packages from Tuesday to Saturday from June until August. Our summer holiday package includes accommodation in your own private, fully-equipped cottage with sauna and nature right on your doorstep, as well as airport transportation and a village tour of Utsjoki.
On the Tuesday when you arrive, we will pick you up from Ivalo airport (more about flights here). It is about a two hour drive to Utsjoki and your cottage. We drive through a beautiful, lush scenery of fells (hills), forests and lakes. You might also be lucky and see some reindeer, elk or other wild animals.
Before we leave Ivalo, we will stop at the supermarket in Ivalo village, so you can get some groceries for the week (please note: your cottage is self catering). The supermarket is pretty big and it has everything you need for breakfast, lunch and dinner all week. It also has beer/cider. If you want to taste some local food (salmon/reindeer), we are happy to help you with that. There is also a small supermarket in Utsjoki that you can visit throughout the week if needed.
Upon arriving in Utsjoki, we will show you your cottage and give you instructions on how to use the sauna etc. Water from the tap is drinkable so there is no need to buy water.
Your holiday package includes a village tour of Utsjoki, where you will have the chance to visit some of our favourite landmarks, learn more about local history and find what life 450km above the Arctic Circle is like.
We offer a range of nature, outdoor and cultural activities for you to choose from. Explore the untouched nature surrounding your cottage on foot during a day or night hike. Join us for a photography tour of the Midnight Sun in some of the most stunning locations that the area has to offer. Visit a Sami Museum with us and learn more about the indigenous people of Lapland. Or why not join us for a berry picking seminar and tasting?
For more details about the activities we offer during summer & how to book them visit our “Summer Activities” page.