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.


Northern lights

Northern lights, or aurora borealis, can be seen as soon as it starts getting dark from autumn until spring, and as long as the sky is clear and there is auroral activity. They can be viewed easily from directly in front of the cabins or out on the lake, since we are located in the middle of the wilderness, by a large open space and far from city light pollution. The aurora come and go depending on how active the sun is, and there are many apps with aurora forecasts. At Korvala, all we need in order to see the lights is a Kp index of 2 (on a scale of 0-9). The Kp (Kennziffer planetary) index is a scale of geomagnetic (aurora) activity, not a place on a map. However, the higher the index number, the brighter they are, and the furthur south they can be seen. Go to the space weather prediction centre at for the latest forecast.

Below are links to our activities.
With its unspoilt nature and traditional local culture, Korvala provides a distinctive setting for many types of recreation. Cross-country skiing, snowshoe trekking, reindeer, husky and snowmobile driving enable you to experience many aspects of Lapland’s lifestyle. Once there is enough snow, our routes take you to places where you can 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.

Sometimes, we have good winter snow conditions as early as October, sometimes the snow doesn't arrive until December. Nearly all of our winter activities require snow of varying depths. While it is possible to ski with very little, snowmobiles require a little more, and huskies even more in order to be safe! As conditions can change daily, early season programme availability is hard to predict. Likewise, towards the end of the season, snow conditions can deteriorate in April or continue well into May. If travelling early or late season, please check the snow situation with us before departure to avoid disappointment.