Utsjoki, Vetsijoki River
Photo by: Terhi Tuovinen

Utsjoki – Northern potential

Finland’s northernmost municipality invests in international and year-round tourism.

At the end of Highway 4 and along the E75 to Norway, Utsjoki is best reached by road. The nearest airports are in Ivalo and in Kirkenes, Norway.

Called Europe’s best salmon river, Teno flows along the Finnish-Norwegian border and brings fishing tourism to Utsjoki. In addition to tourism, the municipality’s other important livelihoods include primary production, reindeer and subsistence farming and lively border trade. Year-round tourism is growing and the region is investing in internationalization. Various tourism services are being developed along the Tenojoki River.

Photo by: Markus Kiili
Road by Tenojoki river in Utsjoki
Photo by: Terhi Tuovinen

Facts

  • Population 1 230
  • Number of businesses 120
  • Turnover of businesses in total 41 million euros

Contact

  • Municipality of Utsjoki
  • Development manager Eeva-Maarit Aikio  
  • Eeva-maarit.aikio@utsjoki.fi, +358 (0)400 151 294 
  • Utsjoki.fi