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Utsjoki

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Utsjoki [1] is a municipality in Finnish Lapland.

Utsjoki is the northernmost municipality of Finland and the European Union. It's located beside the Teno river and the border to Norway.

The bridge over the Teno/Tana river

Get in[edit]

Practically, the only way to get to Utsjoki is using the roads; either driving or travelling with the bus [2]. Remember that distances are huge. One can reach Utsjoki using E 75 from the south and E 6 from Norway. E6 passes 4 km (3 mi) north of Utsjoki, on the norwegian side of the border. The second most important village is Nuorgam, some 50 km north-east from Utsjoki. Nuorgam is the very northernmost point of Finland.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

The panorama of the Teno river.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hiking in the Kevo national park [3]
  • Salomon fishing in the Teno river. Remember that you'll need a permission; fishing without a permission or not following the regulations for fishing [4] will get you fined.

Buy[edit][add listing]

People coming from the Norwegian side of the border usually head for the Alko store in Nuorgam to buy liquor, because it's far cheaper than in Norway. Tourists from elsewhere will most probably find some souvenirs more interesting.

Eat[edit][add listing]

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Camping Lapinkylä [5] near the city centre. Tel. +358 16 677 396
  • Nuorgamin lomakeskus in Nuorgam [6] offers cottages at affordable prices. Tel. +358400294669

Get out[edit]

Visit the nearby village of Tana in Norway.


Routes through Utsjoki
KirkenesTana  N noframe S  KarasjokNarvik
VardøTana  N noframe S  InariRovaniemi


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