About Us

Lumi Matka is a fresh tourism firm that serves Rovaniemi and the greater Lapland area both proudly and sustainably. We provide arctic travelers with high-quality and affordable accommodations, as well as unique, individually-tailored safaris in cooperation with our local, powerhouse partner firm, Arctic Lifestyle.

Rovaniemi is located on the Arctic Circle and is the nexus of Lapland’s culture and cuisine. The Arctic Circle is the northern-most of the five major circles of latitude on the planet and is home to the purely magical spectacle, known in English as, the Northern Lights. Being the capital of the Lapland, Rovaniemi is a strategic staging point from which the rest of Lapland and the larger Barents region can be easily accessed; historically by reindeer herders and loggers, and contemporarily by daring and adventurous travelers.

Boasting the third-busiest airport in Finland, being the second-to-last Northern stop on the train network, and its close proximity to major highways, Rovaniemi is easy to reach, and is frequently a stopping-off point for travelers of the High Arctic.

Founded by jurist, nature enthusiast and jiu jitsu white belt lifer, Dave Nusselder, Lumi Matka is devoted to sustainable practices that aim to leave the traveled forest both clean and healthy. Graduating from the Faculty of Law of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in 2013, Dave had a decision to make; integrate into Dutch clean shaven legal socieity or grow a beard while exploring Finnish nature and the many treasures it offers? The decision was a simple one.

Respecting and admiring the pristine nature of Finland is the core principle on which Lumi Matka was founded. Adhering to this principle, we’ve organized the planting of over 100, unique to Finland, curly birch and various fruit trees to celebrate our incorporation and we pledge to plant 1000 trees by 2025. Furthermore, at Päämaja chalet — Lumi Matka´s flagship accommodation — the pristine surrounding boreal forest is managed using cutting-edge, green technology. Leave your desk job, your daily commute, your problems behind and come experience the local magic in the land the reindeer, rock and revontuli (Northern lights in Finnish).

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