Points of Interest in the Area
Syöte Visitor Centre
Syöte Visitor Centre (Luontokeskus) is your gateway to Syöte National Park. The skilled customer service and trained nature guides assist you to get the best out of your hiking or skiing experience. Our permanent exhibition "Tales from the Backwoods" tells about the National Park's nature and history. Visiting the Centre is free of charge. Find out more by visiting the Visitor Center's website (outdoors.fi).
Rovaniemi and Santa´s village
Another excursion we can arrange for you is a daytrip to Rovaniemi. In this capital city of Lapland you can find the Arktikum museum (telling about the history, culture, nature and traditions of the inhabitants living around the Polar Circle). You can also visit the real geographical Polar Circle where the village of Santa Claus is located as well. You can meet Santa Claus in person, visit is post office and meet his elves and his reindeer. Or do some shopping buying souvenirs, gifts, toys and Finnish handicrafts and design articles in many shops located in this "Santa-village". Daytrip to Rovaniemi is part of our safari week program.
Arctic Zoo Ranua
"Meet and Greet" with the animals living in this area around the Polar Circle in the Ranua Wildlife Park. A forest park, open all year round, where you can see the animals which have their habitat in this northern region, like the brown bear, lynx, wolves, wolverine, owls, eagles, foxes, deer, elks, reindeer, polar bear etc. Entrance fee is around € 10 p.p. It is approx 70 km from Iso Syöte. Daytrip to Ranua is part of our safari week program.
Old museum store “Jalavan Kauppa”
In the village of Taivalkoski (35 km away from Iso-Syöte) you can visit and old museum store called Jalavan Kauppa. It is located in the middle of the village in a historical building (year 1883). Stepping in means a journey back in time. You can walk in freely, the entrance is free of charge indeed. The building itself, the different furnished rooms, all kind of equipments and supplies takes you back in ancient times. The coffee is ready and the smell of fresh baked pastries fills your nose. Welcome!
Pentik center Posio
If you are interested in Finnish design, housing textiles, glass and ceramic you should visit the Pentik center in Posio, about 70 km from Iso Syöte. Thers is a lot to see: A design atelier, ceramic shop, housing museum where you can see how people lived in the beginning of the century, coffee cup museum, historical ceramics etc. Entrance is free of charge.
Art by Katariina Kuukasjärvi
In the hotel lobby, rooms and cabins there are aquarel paintings and art prints by a local artist Katariina Kuukasjärvi, who also works at the hotel. If you like one of the paintings, you can purchase it at the reception. www.katariinakuukasjarvi.com
Jalavan kauppa (store)
Puhelin: (08) 823 400
Tapahtumat 05 / 2013
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