Pello is a town and municipality in Finnish Lapland, in the Tornionjoki river valley.
The municipality has some 3,500 inhabitants on 1,700 km². Some 2,000 people live in the town Pello. Connections to Sweden across the rivers are tight, regardless of two centuries with a border in between.
The former parish village Turtola is at E8 south of the town. The centre was transferred to Pello after WW2, where the Germans destroyed most villages in Lapland.
Juoksenki, with an ice road to Sweden in winter, is farther south along the road, at the Arctic circle.
By carThe municipality is at national road 21 (part of E8) from Tornio (120 km) to Kilpisjärvi (340 km) by the Swedish border. There is a border crossing (bridge) between the Finnish and Swedish parts of Pello. Road 83 comes in from Rovaniemi (100 km).
By trainThe trains from Helsinki to Kolari stop in Posio. They are seasonal, with up to two trains a day in peak season. When there are no suitable trains to Kolari you can switch to bus in Kemi (145 km) or Rovaniemi.
By busThere are coaches from Oulu, Kemi and Tornio in the south, from Rovaniemi in the south-east, and from Muonio and Kolari in the north. The coaches between Haparanda and Pajala pass the Swedish part of the Pello village.
By planeBy plane you can use the airports of Pajala (PJA), Kemi-Tornio KEM or Rovaniemi (RVN). Pajala has connections from Stockholm and Luleå, otherwise Rovaniemi is the main option.
Fishing, skiing (Skiing track map) and hiking.
phone: +358 40-766-5399address: Pientie 3Fish, fish products and fishing excursions on the lake Miekojärvi.
phone: +358 400-923-034address: Puolamajärventie 18A, LampsijärviReindeer farm: reindeer activities, other programme services, lodging, reindeer meat. Negotiate activities beforehand.