The Finnish word ‘lompolo’ means a small lake with a river running through it, and the village of Lompolo offers a magnificent view over the lake towards the Pallastunturi and Ounastunturi fells. According to legend, the area was previously inhabited by the Staalos, nasty goblin-like creatures that were a nuisance to the villagers.
Location: Roughly 60 km north of the village of Kittilä.
Population: About 50
Places of interest: The Syväjärvi and Särkijärvi lakes both offer beaches and lakeshore shelters, and Suksijärvi lake has a traditional Lapp teepee shelter on the eastern shore.
Lompolo village video on YouTube , summer 2011.