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POSIO

Posio area is one of the most unique nature destinations to visit in Finland. It is located in southern Lapland just below the arctic circle. Riisitunturi national park, Korouoma canyon and the majestic lake Kitka are great places to visit both in summer and in wintertime. A must go summer destination is lake Livojärvi with its one kilometer wide sandy beaches and clear waters. If you are into fishing, you can try catch the giant pikes of lake Kitka on a fishing adventure with our collaborator Posioutdoors. In wintertime you can spend an memorable day on a frozen lake and get to know the secrets of traditional winter fishing. There are also plenty of beautiful natural sites at the area where you can enjoy the peace of nature and the forests, hills and lakes of Lapland. Check out the Posiolapland site for more info.

For hikers and all kinds of nature explorers Posio is a perfect place to head for. There are shorter and easier trails for beginners and also longer and more demanding routes for more experienced hikers. In wintertime many trails are accessible by crosscountry skis or with snowshoes. One of the most breathtaking winter activities is a husky safari in Riisitunturi national park by Kota-Husky, a family owned sustainable husky farm with 80 happy sled dogs. A place worth to visit is also the reindeer farm Valkean Peuran Valtakunta, where you can familiarize local lifestyle of a reindeer herder and take a memorable reindeer safari in the the middle of the snowy forests of Posio.

Did you know that Posio is also known for its world class ceramic art? Pentik, Arctic Ceramic Centre in Kirintövaara, Miki Studio and Timisjärvi manor are great places to visit and enjoy the art inspired by Lapland. For true ceramics fans there are also ceramics courses you can take part.

And don’t forget to vist restaurant Tapio, a fine dining restaurant in the middle of forest serves flavours of the north with a modern twist. An English – Finnish couple, Connor and Johanna, run the restaurant and get their inspiration from Finnish nature turning the local ingredients into delicate dishes paired with natural wines and Finnish beers. Restaurant Tapio is located next to Naali Lodge so you can also book an accomodation when visiting the restaurant.