Kukkola, Village by a River

Tornionjoki river is the biggest free-flowing river in Europe in which whitefish and salmon spawn. Kukkolankoski rapids are a crown jewel of Tornionjoki. It flows unobstructed even in winter. The village of Kukkola is situated by the rapids. The village is one of the old villages dotting the riverside. The village had a number of houses already in the 16th century. Especially near Kukkolankoski rapids you can find beautiful cultural environment and nature in abundance. Many old fishing traditions have been preserved to present day in the rapids area. The cultural environment around Kukkolankoski rapids include the buildings traditional to the area and fishing related constructions on both sides of Tornionjoki river that borders Sweden and Finland. Nowadays old fishing methods are still used in catching whitefish, lamprey and burbot.

Kukkola - Northern Lights Safari to the island Toivola (Sweden) - walking with snowshoes

The tour leads you to witness the Lappish nature magic. Night, winter hike on snowshoes walking in deep snow, in the woods and on the ice.
The beginning of the night - we move the forest in search of the northern lights playgrounds in the northern sky...

Total duration of the program is two hours – time 22:30-00:30 (UTC+2).

Key Information:
Price: 85€ per adults and 38e per children, age 8-14 yr. 
Group Size: minimum 4 person

Meeting point ; Tornio City - office address is Lukiokatu 12, Tornio
Kukkolankoski,  Siikakartano, address is Koskitie 130, 95520 Tornio
Specialty Categories: nordic lights, outdoor activities, wilderness
Season: to December to March
Tour is also customizable and the program has a weather reservation !

More informations and reservations: Please call us at +358 400 692 301 or send e-mail to; info@nordicsafaris.com

Auroras Now! - is a space weather service maintened by Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) to help watching auroras in Finland.