Take a behind-the-scenes peek into the villages
You can now experience colourful village life through stories told by a local storyteller, on-site or digitally. A free mobile application is available to take you on a journey into our cultural history. Three municipalities play host to Lapland Village Stories: Kemijärvi, Pelkosenniemi and Sodankylä.
You can watch village stories on video through the Lapland Village Stories mobile app. Once you’ve downloaded the free app to your phone, you can explore the stories offline and experience them on-site in the villages. Take a look at the villages’ service offerings and other attractions at the same time.
The following villages offer tourists a glimpse into their fascinating history:
Vuotso – Finland’s southernmost Sami village
Kierinki – original Peräpohjola village spared from the devastation of the war
Kairala – a nationally valuable protected landscape area
Suvanto – idyllic village famous for its beauty
Oinas – cultural cradle of old courtyard areas
Joutsijärvi – scene of Winter War battles
Each village offers several stories. Visitors can access the venues of the village stories through the mobile app.
Download the mobile app and stop by
Download the free app, navigate into the villages and marvel at our colourful history. In the villages, the app guides your walk from one story venue to another.
Welcome to visit us!