The Midnight Sun, the vibrant colours of autumn, the magical blue moment of Christmas and the glistening snowscapes of spring bid you welcome to Pello! Our location along the Swedish border brings an international flavor to events and services. The pristine nature of the Tornio River Valley creates outstanding opportunities for activities and recreation. Take a sleigh ride through the true reindeer land of Lapland; hop across the Arctic Circle; or just slow down and enjoy a relaxing Christmas season holiday in Pello, only about an hour’s drive from Rovaniemi, the Home of Santa Claus. Come soak up the authentic enchantment of Lapland.

The Tornio River is Europe’s longest free-flowing river, and every summer, tens of thousands of salmon migrate through Pello, swimming up our many famous rapids. No wonder Pello is the official Fishing Capital of Finland! Catch them from rowboats or even from the banks! Our river’s historical and cultural significance can’t be overstated, as it used to be the primary route of travel. The river gives the whole area a distinct look, and combined with the nearby hills, forms a stunning natural environment.

The picturesque river valley offers an unadulterated natural experience, and our large waterways and varied nature offer up any number of outdoor pastimes. Sitting atop the Arctic Circle, we welcome you to come enjoy the enchantment of Lapland by, depending on the season, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking and more.

Welcome to Pello in Finland!