The Tornio River Valley, located in the centre of Finnish and Swedish Lapland, became renowned throughout Europe and worldwide already back in the second half of the eighteenth century and first half of the nineteenth century, thanks to a report published by leading expedition researchers and scientists, including authors such as the French geodesic mathematician Maupertuis and the Italian explorer Acerbi.

Today, summer’s Midnight Sun, the vibrant autumnal colours, the blue moment of Christmas and the glistening of springtime snowscapes bid you welcome to Lapland and the Tornio River Valley. Its location on the border with Sweden makes the events and services in the region international. Naturally picturesque Pello offers clean nature along with excellent possibilities for pastimes and recreation. Pello is a great wilderness tourist destination where you can enjoy the authentic enchantment of Lapland.

Tornionjoki is Europe’s longest freely flowing river and a salmon river of high esteem. Salmon is fished from rowing boats and by casting from the river banks. During 2016, around 100,000 salmon migrated up to Pello. The river also has important historical significance for the entire culture of the Tornio River Valley. The locals call the river “Väylä”, which means “Channel”, as the river was mainly used as a route of travel. The Tornionjoki River gives the area its own look, and together with the nearby hills forms a unique natural environment. The well-known rapid waters of the Tornionjoki River include Kukkolankoski, Matkakoski, Vuennonkoski, Kattilakoski, Korpikoski and Valkeakoski.

The large waterways and changing nature facilitate a number of pastimes in nature that form a permanent part of tourism in our region. The naturally picturesque Pello offers clean nature along with excellent possibilities for pastimes and recreation. Pello is an outstanding holiday destination where, depending on the season, Lapland’s enchantment is combined with skiing, snowmobiling, fishing or hiking.

Welcome to Pello and the Tornio River Valley!

Salmon Fishing in Tornio River in Pello in Lapland

 

VIDEO: Departure of ice of the River Tornio in Pello in Lapland