* Nuorgamin holyday resort www.nuorgaminlomakeskus.fi tel. +358 400 294 669 * pharmacy sales service point * Finland’s most well assorted boarder shop; groceries, clothing, building supplies, fishing equipment, souvenirs and a liquor store. * Two reindeer product shops, reindeer and salmon! * freight services * service station and fuel * car repair shop and spare part sales ( also for snowmobiles ) * postal service * taxi service * pub - restaurant * chapel (Nuorgamin chapel) * cash dispenser in Inari and credit card dispenser in Tana * massage services, groups are requested to order in advance
Location and communications
The Nuorgam village is located at the top of Finland and Europe, surrounded by fabulous treeless mountain terrain. This is the shortest route to the Arctic Ocean from any point in Finland!
Distances by road are:
Utsjoki 47 km Ivalo (airport) 210 km Rovaniemi ( airport and train station) 510 km Saariselkä 250 km
The border (Polmak) 3 km The Arctic Ocean 30 km Tana Bru 23 km Vadsø 85 km Vardø 160 km Båtsfjord 160 km Kirkenes (airport) 165 km Lakselv (airport) 270 km
Car rental All the airports in close proximity offer car rentals:
Ivalo, Kirkenes airport and also Vadsø have Hertz, Europcar and Avis car rental companies.
A buss leaves Rovaniemi daily and the schedule can be found at:
* www.eskelisenlapinlinjat.fi * www.goldline.fi
The Norwegian buss schedules can be found at:
The closest airport in Finland is in Ivalo to which Finnair flies daily from Helsinki > www.finnair.fi
SAS and Wideroe fly to the airport in Kirkenes in Norway.
www.sas.no and www.wideroe.no
Nuorgam being the northernmost place in both Finland and the EU is sight in itself, small, but at the top!
And after arriving in Nuorgam you may take a drive along the Teno River; the drive between Nuorgam – Karigasniemi has been chosen as the most beautiful road in Finland. The road passes by the famous Alaköngäs rapids, where it is possible to observe the fishermen toiling.
Other sights in the Nuorgam village and nearby areas:
* The midnight sun 16.5. – 27.7. * The period of winter twilight 26.11- 16.1. * The museum road * The EU’s northernmost school * Pulmankijärvi lake and Pulmankijoki river valley, which in ancient times has been the bottom of the Arctic Ocean * The EU’s northernmost flagstone on the national border * Norway + the Arctic Ocean, take photographs of the fishing villages and towns * The Polmak and Varangerbotn Sami museums * In Utsjoki a church designed by Carl Engel and respective chapels * The King’s Stone, in Vetsiko between Nuorgam and Utsjoki * Rastigaissa: East-Finnmark’s highest mountains, which can be seen from the top of the treeless mountains in Nuorgam