About Karigasniemi

Karigasniemi (Northern Sami: Gáregasnjárga) is a village in the municipality of Utsjoki in Finland. It lies at the foot of Mount Ailigás.

Karigasniemi is home to about 300 people, of which more than half are Sámi. There are three shops, two petrol stations and five bars and restaurants, mostly because of a lot of border traffic from the Norwegian side. There is also a post office, a school and a small health care center in the village.

Karigasniemi is also a junction point where travelers can choose the road to Nordkapp or other places at the Arctic Ocean