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.

Welcome!

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.
Campsite
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.

Summer



Korvala, along with its surrounding village, unspoilt nature and traditional local culture provides a distinctive setting for many types of recreation. Trekking, mountain biking and canoeing provide opportunities for you to admire and be delighted by the rare beauty of our natural landscapes. All tours are designed to be relatively easy and only normal fitness is needed.


Walks/Treks
Our walks are grade A and experience is not necessary at this level: anyone who is in good health and fit enough to enjoy a good hill walk can manage an A grade. Please remember that it is impossible to be absolutely precise about how hard a walk may be, as there may be many contributory factors: weather and trail conditions, level of fitness, weight of rucksack if carrying drinks or food provisions, etc. The walks always involve some exertion: trails are seldom flat, and you must still expect to have a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. The walks are relatively short in duration and at a low altitude, rising to a maximum of 350 metres above sea-level, 200 metres above Korvala. You would normally walk for 4 to 5 hours during the day. There are no other services along the route. 




Fishing

For those interested in fishing, there are two lakes and two river frontages to choose from at Korvala all within easy walking distance. The large and small Korvala lakes have a combined surface area of 11 ha and shoreline of 2 km, which is partly sandy and partly covered by peat bog, with duckboards and benches to make access and casting easier. They have an average depth of 5 metres, with the deepest point at 15 m. 







Fishing is also possible along a one kilometre stretch of Säynäjäjoki River or with the Forestry Commission’s licence for Raudanjoki River. The fish variety includes trout, char, powan, grayling, perch and pike. The lakes and rivers also offer the opportunity for canoeing and rowing, whilst nearby, forest paths lead the walker or hiker to beautiful spots in the wilderness, ideal also for bird-watching and nature photography