Luosto is located in the heart of Pyhä-Luosto National Park, which covers 145 km². This area had mountains as big as the Alps 2 billion years ago. Nowadays the highest peak is the Noitatunturi, at a hight of 540m.
In the middle of Lapland’s spectacular nature, and right next to the Luosto fells in Sodankylä municipality, lies a small and idyllic village full of pine cabins. This is the village of Luosto. Located in the middle of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park and Luosto fells, it's needless to say that in this little village of 200 inhabitants you get to enjoy magnificent views all year round.
If you are looking for an authentic Lapland experience, Luosto is the place for you. This small village is quiet and peaceful, and nearby you have the chance to experience Lapland in its full glory. For such a small village Luosto has a lot to offer: it has everything from national parks to ski resorts and amethyst mines. You can even spot the Finnish Meteorological Institute’s weather radar on top of the fells. The tranquil surroundings of Luosto village are favourable for a pure and relaxed Lapland experience.
Luosto is easy to reach by train, plane, bus or car. Other Lapland towns, such as Rovaniemi and Sodankylä, are not too far so you can easily broaden your Lapland experience by visiting other places as well.
Luosto is the ideal destination for those looking for pure nature and peace of a small village. With Rovaniemi nearby, it's also possible to combine your stay with a visit to the Santa Claus Village or the Rovaniemi city itself.
In Luosto you will be able to enjoy memorable experiences and safaris in pure, untouched surroundings. Drive your own snowmobile, become a real musher riding your own husky sledge, or feel like a Sami riding your own reindeer pulled sledge, just like in the old days! Snowshoe excursions in the beautiful National Park are also highly recommended.
As Luosto is a very small village with almost no light pollution Northern Lights displays can be seen at their best.
Pyhä-Luosto National Park is a peaceful spot between the resorts of Pyhä and Luosto. It offers a magnificent landscape to explore by hiking or cycling. It’s also a great place for calming down and enjoying Lapland’s exceptional nature.
The first snow reaches the North around October–November. A white blanket covers the ground as the temperatures drop below zero. It’s still an optimal time for hiking, as the sun still surrenders some of its warmth during the daytime.
Check below our location in Luosto, our visiting times and the times when we will be happy to help you on the phone even when our doors are closed.
18.12.2020-6.1.2021 Mon-Sun 9-16
7.1.-4.4.2021 Mon-Sat 9-13
18.12.2020-30.8.2021 Mon-Sun 9-13
- Rovaniemi airport: 112 km
- Rovaniemi: 117 km
- Santa Claus Village: 108 km
- North Cape, Norway: 618 km
- Helsinki: 927 km to the South