Services Along the Lemmenjoki Water Route

 Customer Service and Guidance

  • Ivalo Customer Service
    • Information and maps for the whole of Northern Lapland.
    • Permits for fishing, hunting and driving motor vehicles cross-country.
  • Siida - The Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre
    • The customer service point of Metsähallitus in Siida offers information about Inarijärvi lake Area and other hiking destinations in Northern Lapland Area. In addition to the permanent and temporary exhibitions, Siida offers information on hiking, and sells maps and permits for the whole of Northern Lapland.

Meals, Where to Buy and Prepare

Cáfes, Restaurants, Shops and Kiosks

  • Shops, cáfes and restaurants can be found in the village of Inari and Ivalo.

Drinking Water

  • Water is usually drinkable in the area of the Lemmenjoki National Park, but the water quality is not monitored. A rule of thumb is that the quality of flowing waters is better than that of still water. It is recommended that the drinking water be boiled on hot summer days.

Campfire Sites

  • Metsähallitus maintains the campfire sites on the riverbanks in the Lemmenjoki National Park.
  • There are no maintained campfire sites on the shores of Lake Paadarjärvi, Lake Solojärvi, and the Leutolahti Bay. On the lake shores, you are only allowed to make a campfire on state lands, in a place where the fire cannot spread. Read more.

Waste Management and Firewood Service

  • There is a woodshed at each maintained rest spot. At the woodsheds, there are roughly 30-cm-long logs, and an axe for chopping them.
  • Please use the logs sparingly. The logs are transported to the national park by snowmobile from outside the national park.
  • There are mixed waste bins at the rest spots. However, we recommend that you take away everything that you bring with you. Read more.

Dry Toilets

  • There are dry toilets at the maintained rest spots. Please note that there is no toilet paper at the dry toilets.

The rest spots mentioned in the route description are managed by Metsähallitus' Northern Lapland Park Area. More information is available at the Siida Northern Lapland Nature Centre and Ivalo Customer Service.

Overnight Stays

Camping and Lean-to Shelters

  • In the Lemmenjoki National Park, there are camping sites next to the rest spots.
  • Outside of the national park, you may temporarily camp on state lands, in places where it does not disturb the residents of the area and the other users of the area.

Overnight Stays in the Surrounding Area

Open Wilderness Huts

Rental Huts


  • You can enquire about bathing in a sauna of the tourism entrepreneurs at Njurkulahti. There are also saunas at Vasatokka in Riutula, and at all rental huts.

 Lodging in the Surrounding Areas

Rental Huts

  • There are accommodation services, for example, in Njurgalahti Area and in Riutula Youth Center Vasatokka.

Camping Grounds, Services for Caravan Tourists and Hotels

  • There are camping area in the Lomakylä/Holiday Village Valkeaporo and in the village of Inari.
  • Hotels nearby are in Menesjärvi Hotel Korpikartano and in Inari Village.

Equipment Rental

 Other Services in the Surrounding Area

  • An ATM, post office services, a health clinic, two food shops, a medicine cupboard, a taxi and a petrol station can be found in the village of Inari.
  • There is a taxiservice in Lemmenjoki.
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