Lestijärvi – Experience nature
Lestijärvi is a small beautiful village in Central Ostrobothnia, that offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for all kinds of nature activities. Because Lestijärvi is the second smallest town in the mainland Finland, 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 or 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.
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.
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.
If you want to experience the authentic midsummer, you cannot find a better place to do it than 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!
Another bigger event in Lestijärvi is the end of the summer festival, which is celebrated in honor of the end of the cottage season. During the end of the summer festival. we also have a special outdoor market that gathers people to Lestijärvi from all over Finland. The market is called Muikkumarkkinat and there you can taste the exotic vendace fish, which is the most known and popular fish of Lestijärvi. Afterwards, there is live music in the town bar and locals will have firework shows all over town. Come and join!
The numerous fish filled lakes and vast forests and swamp areas
provide unique opportunities for nature travel.
You are welcome to come and enjoy the peacefulness and clean air and nature
alone or together with your friends and family.
Nature provides various activities. Go and spend your day stand up paddle boarding at the lake
and enjoy the amazing views.
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.
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!