Traditional log cabins, snow-dusted landscapes and forest-coated fells are all on the cards on holidays to Luosto.
‘Winter wonderland’ describes Luosto to a T. This button-cute village is made up of cosy log cabins scattered across a snowy fell. The scenery is textbook Lapland, with frozen lakes and rivers, wintry woodland and rolling hills blanketed in snow.
The village has a secluded setting in the heart of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park, which is studded with 200-year-old pine forests and a chain of picture-perfect fells. Days here are filled with once-in-a-lifetime activities, like snowmobiling or riding a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies. Walking and cross-country skiing trails snake through the surrounding landscape, and the hills are carved with a handful of powdery ski runs. Although the village is pretty small, you’ll find a handful of bars and restaurants edging the main road, as well as a sprinkling of gift shops.
The skies above Lapland are often striped with the glowing Northern Lights, and Luosto is no exception. And thanks to the remote location and lack of light pollution – the village only has 200-odd residents – the conditions here are near-perfect for spotting this natural light show.