10 Apr-11 Apr
10 Apr-11 Apr
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The nation's capital, Helsinki, lies 590 miles to the south of Ivalo.
Don't forget to visit the Taidenayttelytila Kuulas to reflect and fully immerse yourself in the area's culture.
Catch the chairlift to the top of Saariselkä Sport Resort, lap up the snow-dusted landscape and then zoom back to the base. For more snowy thrills, test out the snow at Saariselka Ski Resort.
Pyhan Paavalin Chapel and Angry Birds Activity Park Saariselka are near the centre of Saariselka, 17 miles to the south of Ivalo. Why not head there and have a gander?
Your eyes shouldn't have all the fun while you're in Upper Lapland. Give your taste buds a little attention too by tucking into the local food and drink. After all, you can't say you've truly experienced a place until you've tasted its flavours.
Once you settle in and skim through a café or restaurant menu, you'll discover that berries and beef chicken are a couple of ingredients commonly used in local cooking.
Looking for a traditional Ivalo dining experience? There are some specialty dishes to keep an eye out for, such as poronkäristys (sauteed reindeer) and hernekeitto (pea soup).
You probably won't need too much persuading to taste mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie)riisipuuro (rice pudding), a treat that'll make you want to pack your bags and settle down here forever.
Good news, beer aficionados. You'll discover some divine brews to drink up here. Enjoy a glass or two of Olvi in a comfortable bar and remember to text your loved ones back at home, "Wish you were beer".
Want to kick start the party? A shot of Salmiakki Koskenkorva should do it! On ice, neat, in a cocktail — it's your call!
Experienced travellers will often make an effort to memorise a few words and phrases in the local tongue. You'll find that being able to interact with the locals isn't just convenient, it's great fun too! To start, try to get your mouth around "Iltaa". It translates to "good evening". Another common phrase is "Pitkästä aikaa" ("long time no see").
Want to join in on the Independence Day celebrations? Circle the 6th of December on your calendar and get ready to let loose!
Like all good things, your trip to Ivalo will eventually come to an end. When it's time to pack up your belongings and head off, say a last "Nähdään" and spend your remaining holiday allowance on some postcards to take home.
When it's time to pack up your suitcase and hit the tarmac, the nearest terminal, Ivalo Airport (IVL), is 5 miles to the southwest.
Psst! Here's a tip. If you're planning to stop over, it'd be a good idea to book your hotel in Ivalo in advance. At the moment, there are just 2 properties available. Head over to ebookers' travel guide for all the info.
When you have tried and trusted options like the Hotel Kultahippu and Hotelli Ivalo, you'll be out of the airport and into clean sheets in no time at all.