Along the Ounasjoki River, from Rovaniemi through the silent forests of Finnish Lapland to the far north of Finland and up to the highest mountains of Finland in the Pallas Yllästunturi National Parc. Before the ride starts, we visit the Santa Claus and proudly pass the polarcircle
If you are in Rovaniemi, you can not miss the visit of the Christmas village. Although this attraction is actually an outlet and a pure consumption temple, it has so its amusing sides, in particular the interior of the Christmas post office is so exaggerated kitschy that it is already beautiful again.After we have enough of the consumer world, we are now heading towards the north in the real wild. Along the Ounasjoki River, the route runs along mostly empty, good roads through the lappian forests to the mountains of the Yllas Pallas National Park and the Levi Fjäll.In Levi, we quickly reach the mountain with the gondola and enjoy the view of Lapland, lakes and forests as far as the eye can see.Another hour and we are at the destination of the trip and thus almost in the far north of Sweden, which starts on the other side of the river.
In Levi use the cabin lift up to the mountain Fell of Levi, it offers a fantastic view.
There are many reindeer on the streets of Lapland, necessarily also with animals on the roadside slow down and very slowly pass by. Reindeers have the bad habit to come along the car at the last moment.
Take the E75 from Helsinki/Oulu to Rovaniemi.