Arctic Lapland at Korvala

Arctic reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris, log cabins complete with skis, snowshoes and ice fishing equipment, and Lapland’s wilderness with its forest paths, lakes and fishing are all available at Korvala, 60 km north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle, Finland.

Korvala’s crown forest estate was established in 1889 alongside the path joining the village of Rovaniemi and the small community of Sodankylä. When the road was completed up to the ice-free Arctic Ocean, inn activity began. Today, work at Korvala’s inn is enjoyed by the fourth generation of the founding family.

Beautiful scenery, nature’s proximity, varied activities and long traditions are essential elements of a holiday at Korvala.


Jaana and Seppo Näsi, and family.

Log Cabins
Log cabins at Korvala offer cosy accommodation and these lakeside cottages, situated at the southern edge of the fell region north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle, are open throughout summer and winter including the Christmas holidays.
A small campsite is open in the summer along the lake shore. The campsite has been a popular holiday destination for over 50 years and provides all the typical campsite services.


Korvala has offered accommodation to travellers for over one hundred years. Originally in the coaching inn, the style of accommodation has varied and expanded over the years, according to the needs of our guests. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s the first cabins, a campsite and youth hostel facilities were all added to the existing services. Nowadays, however, we offer the following:

 Log cabins Nowadays, we have a variety of self-catering log cabins available, each with different facilities ranging from the basic to the more fully equipped. The cabins look out over the lake and have been made by Seppo, who cut the trees and lathed the logs before setting to work on the building process in the early eighties. The cabins were upgraded in 1994 and again in 2006. 

 Campsite Our small but spacious campsite along the shores of our lake has been a popular spot for over fifty years. Being in an open area, the summer breezes keep many of our little winged friends to a minimum! The beach and swimming area are favourites with young children, whilst the mountain bikes, canoes and fishing possibilities provide the rest of the family with plenty to do.