About Utsjoki

Utsjoki  is a municipality in Finland. It is located in Lapland and borders Norway as well as the municipality of Inari. It has a population of 1,281 (30 September 2012) and covers an area of 5,371.78 square kilometers (2,074.06 sq mi) of which 227.51 km2 (87.84 sq mi) is water. The population density is 0.25 inhabitants per square kilometer (0.65 /sq mi).

Between the Teno and the Utsjoki river, there is an old hotel very popular between Norwegians and Finns alike that was built by the Finnish Tourist Association in 1959. The outside look is still the same, but the rooms have been renovated and the hotel now named Hotel Luossajohka.

The Nature reserve Kevo is located in the municipality. It covers a territory of 712 km (275 sq mi) and there is a 63 km (39 mi) long hiking trail. The trail partly follows the edge of the Kevo canyon