- 8 reasons to stay in Muonio
- 1. Muonio is surrounded by fells
- 2. Idylllic and peaceful village
- 3. Hikers’, paddlers’, cross-country skiers’ and fishermen’s bliss
- 4. Midnight sun
- 5. Polar twilight
- 6. Aurora Borealis
- 7. Fall colours
- 8. Lots of activities available
- Information about Muonio and its possibilities
8 reasons to stay in Muonio
1. Muonio is surrounded by fells
The distance to go slalom skiing, cross-country skiing or hiking to Olos, Pallas, Ylläs and Levi is quite short. Also the Pallas-Ylläs National Park is near and it is a good option for skiers and trekkers to visit.
2. Idylllic and peaceful village
Although tourism is the main industry in Muonio, the athmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The village is perfect for those who seeks tranqulity. In addition to that in Muonio the air is the freshest in the whole Europe.
3. Hikers’, paddlers’, cross-country skiers’ and fishermen’s bliss
Around Muonio there is a good variety of one day hiking treks. The rivers and streams with fish are numerous, all of them clean, of course and offer memorable experiences in the nature for paddlers and fishermen. For cross-country skiers Muonio offers one of the most longest skiing track networks in Finland and the tracks are open from the first snow in October to the end of April.
4. Midnight sun
Between the 26th of May and the 18th of July the sun is above the horizon for the full 24 hours in Muonio due to its northern location. Nights are very light even outside those dates from April to August. Our cottages are situated in a way which allows you to admire this midnight sun from your window and porch. In July and August the sunsets are also very beautiful and just as directly visible from the cottages.
5. Polar twilight
Between the 9th of December and the 2nd of January the sun doesn’t rise at all in Muonio. It is not dark though, there is still light for outdoor activities and the colours of the skyline are amazing, varying between different shades of pastel during daytime and this is reflected in the crystal white snow.
6. Aurora Borealis
Muonio is an ideal place for northern light watching. The best northern light season is in January, but auroras can be seen throughout the autumn and winter. Statistically the best time to see them is just before midnight. You can observe the northern lights from our yard, or by taking a short walk to the river ice, where there is less ambient light to diminish their beauty. Some of our visitors have even shared stories of admiring the auroras from their cabin windows while laying on their beds. More information and aurora probabilities
7. Fall colours
Autumn colours, or as we call it in Finnish, Ruska, is a phenomenon for which northern Finland is famous for. In Muonio area the fall colours start usually in the last week of August and last for three weeks, sometimes even a bit longer. The brightest colours are usually around the 10th of September. In these latitudes the deciduous trees become yellow or red and the fell-sides are covered in red by lingonberry and other brushes. Colourful and picturesque!
8. Lots of activities available
Information about Muonio and its possibilities
- Information about Fell Lapland and the upcoming events
- Guided fishing trips
- Up-to-date ski trail map
- Snow mobile trails
- Restaurants and cafeterias
- Bus timetables
- Train timetables
- Connections from the airport to Muonio, Olos, Jeris and Pallas are organised as shuttle service, and reservations are required at least a day before. For reservations and enquiries, contact +358 200 14919.
More information, prices, reservations
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