A VILLAGE OF LOG CABINS
Luosto is a fell rising 514 metres in the municipality of Sodankylä, 30 kilometres southeast of the village of Sodankylä. It is part of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. There are two ski resorts in the Luosto area: Luosto and Perheluosto. The National Parks here are natural treasure chests. One of the best parks is Pyhä-Luosto, which includes one of the most beautiful areas of Lapland. Pyhä-Luosto National Park is particularly well-known for its 35-kilometre chain of fells. Lampivaara, in the middle of the park, is an amethyst mine, the only gemstone mine in the world that welcomes visitors.
Not to be missed
Lampivaara Amethyst Mine in Luosto will blind you with its beauty. Pay an unforgettable visit to the mine and take home a lucky stone to treasure for life. From the top of the fell you can see the old-growth forests of Luosto that germinated 400 years ago in the era of Galileo. The forests of Pyhä-Luosto National Park provide a unique setting for outdoor activities and hiking. In the unspoilt environment of Luosto, you might see an eagle or a rare species of hawk. Bears, too, have sometimes been spotted.
Enjoy the steam of the Kuusiranta smoke sauna, dip in the clear waters of a fell lake and treat yourself to delicious food in a reindeer hide hut. Or visit Aarnikota campsite and cook your sausages over a campfire.
The unique log cabin village in Luosto is an authentic Lappish environment. The surrounding nature also has a starring role in the famous summer events in Pyhä-Luosto.
The first event of the summer season is the Sodankylä Midnight Sun Film Festival. A shuttle bus operates from Luosto to Sodankylä during the festival.
Luosto Classic is a classical music event with a difference. Listen to the world’s leading ensembles against a backdrop of majestic fells.
The Ruska Swing events, on the other hand, take place in Aittakuru, Tajukangas, Ukko-Luosto and Ahvenlampi.