Lestijärvi – Experience nature

Lestijärvi is the second smallest municipality in mainland-Finland in Central Ostrobothnia. The beautiful nature in Lestijärvi offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for all kinds of activities. Due to Lestijärvi´s peacefulness the nature has remained mostly untouched and unbelievably beautiful. Therefore, Lestijärvi is the ultimate nature destination with all its lakes, forests and swamps filled with animals, plants, birds and fish. The nature provides the travellers with the best chances for exploration, hiking, fishing and hunting. The quiet wilderness can be enjoyed alone or together with your family and friends as there are many child-friendly nature trails. The day will pass by quickly while hiking in the trails, fishing in the wild or by canoeing down the slowly flowing Lestijoki.

Peuran polku – Deer´s trail

Lestijärvi is one of the towns that are a part of the marked nature trail network called Peuran polku. There are 115 kilometres of routes in total and the routes go through seven towns and are clearly marked all the way. The trail name, Peuran Polku, means deer’s trail and the name comes from the vast population of the rare Finnish forest reindeer in the area. The Finnish forest reindeer is only one of the many animals you can encounter on the way.

Accommodation and activities

Lestijärvi has multiple choices for accommodation. There are numerous cottages available for renting or if you have a tent or a caravan, you can choose to camp at one of the two campsites in Lestijärvi. There are many activities available and you can book guided tours to see the wilderness or rent a stand-up paddle board from the library and spend the day at the lake. This activity is especially memorable during the summer because of the midnight sun so you can paddle on the calm lake watching the sun set and then rise just a few hours later.

Ice fishing.

Experience nature

The numerous fish filled lakes and vast forests and swamp areas

provide unique opportunities for nature travel.

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Lestijärvi church.

Quality time

Enjoy the peacefulness, clean air and nature alone or together with

your friends and family while seeing all that Lestijärvi has to offer.

Visit the attractions


Find our best restaurants, bakeries and cafes and taste the local delicacies.

try the local delicacies


Activities for the whole day! Spend your day SUP-boarding at the

lake or rent a canoe and go white water rafting in Lestijoki!

Rent a stand up paddle board



Visit Paranta beach! The beach has a play ground for children, a beach volley court and a boat harbour, from where you can make a boat trip to the lake.



Peace from nature

Spend time hiking and fishing at one of the many wilderness lakes of Lestijärvi. Rent a cottage if you wish to stay longer!


We value nature in Lestijärvi

Lestijärvi has plenty of accommodation possibilities varying from caravan parks to cottages. There are both wilderness cottages and luxury villas to choose from. If you are craving for activities, rent a canoe, fat bike or a sup board and explore the lakes, forests and river! If you wish to spend more time in the nature, we recommend hiking the Peuran polku nature trail, which is a 115km long trail network going through five municipalities, untouched wilderness and various lakes. You might even catch a glimpse of the rare Finnish forest reindeer!

Come and enjoy the midsummer in Lestijärvi! Every year the Finns celebrate midsummer at the end of June. Midsummer is the festival of the midnight sun and is often celebrated together with your friends and family. Some spend midsummer partying and others take the time to relax in the sauna and swimming in the lake while the sun light up the surface at night. There is no better place to spend your midsummer than Lestijärvi! You can choose whether to rent a cottage and spend your midsummer barbecuing and relaxing at a cottage or join the local, happy people in the midsummer party in Saluuna Parila, where the live music and dancing continues through out the night!