With its origins as a reindeer farm dating back to 1847 (making it Finland’s oldest), Torassieppi is proudly offline, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the wintry delights and spectacular sights of the region, beginning with the fascinating museum in the old farmhouse, displaying historic herding paraphernalia. Other reindeer-specific excursions are available that allow you to learn about the herders’ lifestyle and try it out for yourself, and you’ll be taught how to throw a Lappish lasso. Accommodation consists of a selection of classic pine cabins tucked away in the woods, kitted out tastefully with colourful Sámi rugs and antique furniture. A new addition is the Winter Village snow and ice hotel with 10 family-friendly double rooms and a play area for kids of all ages
Torassieppi restaurant specialises in traditional Finnish food made from local ingredients including reindeer meat, fish, berries, mushrooms, vegetables, fruits and grains. It serves as a nature trail café for skiers in winter and hikers in summer, with a good range of all-day meals prepared to order.
There are two kota-style restaurants. Aihkikota is a wooden cabin that seats up to 70 people. Pikkukota is a more intimate tented area. Poropirtti is a traditional Lappish house with a large fireplace, offering home-style cooking.
The Ice Bar and Restaurant offer super-chilled drinks and eats in the Winter Village snow hotel.
There are eight double rooms and eight cabins, situated right on Torassieppi Lake. Five standard cabins have two bedrooms, a kitchen/living room with a fireplace and a bathroom. Three larger cabins have an additional private sauna.
In the Winter Village, you can sleep on a double bed sculpted from ice inside a snow igloo, kept snug by a high-tog sleeping bag and reindeer skins
A vast range of winter activities close at hand include reindeer farm visits and sleigh rides, husky safaris, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Northern Lights hunts, and Christmas-themed packages.
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park is a vast area of natural beauty, with exceptional summer hiking and nature trails through primeval forests and peatlands, which in winter are transformed into bracing cross-country skiing tracks.
On the lakeshore there’s a sauna cabin with two saunas. In summer, take a swim in the lake, or in winter follow your sauna with an invigorating dip in the ice pool.