Where to Eat in Akaslompolo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 20, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best restaurant in Akaslompolo, Finland including Evaskori, Restaurant Otso Akaslompolo, Poro, Yllas Saaga, Public House Selva Pyy, Yllashumina, Humina Restaurant, Well - kitchen & northern cafe, Restaurant Tower, Akas Hotel Lobby restaurant, Ravintola Rouhe
Things to do in Akaslompolo

1. Evaskori

Jakolantie 2 | Akaslompolo, Kolari 95970, Finland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +358 16 569537
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Evaskori

Reviewed By Solja V - Helsinki, Finland

This was a great pizza place, but the size was way too big; my friend couldn't finish half of it. The service was nice and the restaurant was the first to open for lunch in Äkäslompolo center. I would go again.

2. Restaurant Otso Akaslompolo

Tunturintie 15, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +358 40 0897190
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Restaurant Otso Akaslompolo

Reviewed By isiabuchan - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

I have visited twice with my husband within 2 weeks period as the food was great. We had reindeer fajitas, reindeer shank, sauteed reindeer and a fish dish... everything was very tasty, service was fantastic.... deco is really nice and overall very nice atmosphere...
Garlic bread is more of a garlic with a bread than other way round so you realky have to like garlic to be able to eat it ;) but I love garlic so it was perfect for me but a bit strong for my husband....
Not to expensive for Finland standards fir 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 beers and 2 large glasses of wine it was just 100 Euro.
I would highly recommend this restaurant

3. Poro

Reittitie 2 | Lapp Village, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +358 16 569220
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Poro

Reviewed By pomeranianlovah - Los Angeles

This restaurant is literally a stroll away from the cabins in Teerentie. It's accessible on foot, but if you're too lazy to walk in the snow, you can contact Annen Taksi and have them drop you off. The waiters can call a taxi for you to bring you back to your lodging once you're done with your food. If you don't know how to get there, ask the locals (especially at Fun with Santa, one of the employees there is related to Poro's owner).
PRICE: This place is on the expensive side. This is because they source their meats and breads locally. Everything is prepared fresh on the day itself, and they spare no expense making sure that what they serve is organic and pesticide-free. We shelled out an average of 100 euros for a family of three both times we ate there. However, we feel like we got our money's worth.
TASTE: The food is fantastic. Everything we ordered tasted great --- with the exception of the chocolate cake, which was dry and not at all moist. Thankfully that dessert had ice cream on the side to mitigate it somewhat. But they have exotic dishes like pork chop with reindeer mousse inside, that was absolutely divine. It was unlike anything I had ever tasted in my life. The arctic char is seared salmon, which was delicate but flavorful. The way they prepare their vegetables is also great, because they cook them minimally, allowing all the flavors to come out on your tastebuds. My husband's favorite was the bear stew appetizer --- I personally didn't like this because it tasted slightly livery and mineral-like, with a beef taste at the end. It was, I admit, very unique though, so I would order it again just for the experience of tasting it. The reindeer steak was exquisite -- tender, juicy, seared on the outside, and melt-in-your-mouth perfect.
RESERVATIONS: I suggest making a reservation before you go, even if it is on the day itself. They have only around seven tables, and the restaurant fills up quickly. Everyone knows that this is the coolest restaurant in the area, so people make a beeline for it.
LANGUAGE: Most of the servers speak English really well, so there's no confusion about what it is exactly you are ordering. What is helpful also is that the menu is in both Finnish and English -- so you know what you're ordering, and how much you are paying for it.
WAITSTAFF: They were all lovely and took their time with us. We had no idea what reindeer or elk or bear tasted like, so they did everything they could to describe the dishes with as much accuracy as they could. We didn't feel rushed into ordering anything. Our server made sure that she recommended items suited to our preferences, and we appreciated that a lot.
DECOR: Everything is done in the traditional Lappish way. The main lighting fixture is creatively made of shedded reindeer antlers (as they shed their horns every year or so to make room for growing antlers). You'll see traditional Lappish wear displayed on the walls as well. It is minimalist, which serves the purpose well, because what you want to stand out is the food.
GIFT STORE: Attached to the restaurant is a gift and souvenir shop in the back. It has mostly stuffed animals like reindeer and Huskies, but it also has little tsotchkes like postcards, picture frames, photos of the Aurora Borealis and the like. They are rather expensive, but they have a clearance rack that you can peruse.
UNIQUENESS: I would say Poro did a splendid job of incorporating Lappish food culture into their menu. They had items like a vodka drink with cloudberries, a fruit that is unique to Lapland, I believe. They also had panna cotta with cloudberries --- a nice twist on an old classic. That was worth the price they charge, in my opinion.
All in all, I give Poro 5 stars! I would go back in a heartbeat if I could. It is an amazing restaurant with a visionary chef.

4. Yllas Saaga

Iso-Yllaeksentie 42, Yllasjarvi 95980, Finland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +358 3 583068600
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Yllas Saaga

Reviewed By Rebecca K - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

We enjoyed a late afternoon dinner/bar snack during our first day (following an extremely early flight) in Yllas. Both my husband and I had the burger (tasty, well cooked....slightly pink). Our daughters had cheese toasties and fries. Cheese toasties were adapted for them by removing the ham and replacing with tomato. This was no problem for them at all. My girls are fussy and thought there was a bit too much cheese, but that is just them!!
The fries were a side order for €5... but we're huge!!!
Would certainly return for a fuss free, no frills easy dinner.

5. Public House Selva Pyy

Tunturintie 16, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Pub, Gastropub, Bar Drinks HK$55 - HK$196 +358 50 5557709
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 79 reviews

Public House Selva Pyy

Cosy pub in the middle of the village. Meeting place for villagers and guests. Live tv sports and live music almost weekly.

Reviewed By Charles E - Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

We arrived midday so needed lunch. Walked down to towards the supermarket and Pub Selva served food so we went inside.
Menu in English [fortunately] as well as Finnish. Friendly English speaking barman.
Good pub food arrived quickly brought by a friendly waitress.
Tasty hot chocolate.
Recommended if you are self catering and want to eat out for a change or want a hot chocolate after skiing.

6. Yllashumina, Humina Restaurant

Tiurajaerventie 27, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +358 20 7199820
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Yllashumina, Humina Restaurant

Reviewed By OssiHK - Hong Kong, China

Humina offers delicious Nordic dishes in a rustic atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and made us feel home. The salmon soup was excellent as were various dishes (desserts) with local berries. The reindeer dish was slightly overcooked and the portion size very large. The only disappointing item on the menu was the espresso which tasted a bit like a small cup of filter coffee.

7. Well - kitchen & northern cafe

Tunturitie 22, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Cafe, Fast Food, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +358 40 7520481
Excellent
60%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Well - kitchen & northern cafe

Reviewed By 1MFM - Chorley, United Kingdom

Ideally situated not too far away from the lake which is a good place to see the Northern Lights. Called in late night for hot chocolates to warm up before going out agin to see the Northern Lights. Good local pub/sports bar with football to watch! Recommended!

8. Restaurant Tower

Tunturintie 16, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol European, Scandinavian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +358 40 7411670
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Restaurant Tower

Reviewed By Horst S - Lauchringen, Germany

... which means that you must be prepared to wait.
The food they offer is good, the prices are acceptable (considering you are in Finland). But the problem is that it is very popular and therefore you must be prepared to wait as the kitchen is almost always working at capacity. However, as you are on holiday, when you come here, you should just relax and enjoy your meal when you get it.
Making a reservation before you go is certainly a good idea.

9. Akas Hotel Lobby restaurant

Aekaesentie 10, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland +358 16 553300
Excellent
0%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 6 reviews

Akas Hotel Lobby restaurant

Reviewed By 323matkaaja2015 - Vantaa, Finland

Aulabaarin pizzat ovat erinomaiset makoisia. Ohut pohja, maittava juusto, hyviä makuja. Palvelu myös nopeaa ja ystävällistä. Rankalaiset vitosella on valtavan iso korillinen maukkaita perunoita. Takkatuli ja pelinurkkaus tekevät paikasta koko perheelle sopivan.

10. Ravintola Rouhe

Lompolontie 3, Akaslompolo 95970, Finland Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards European, Scandinavian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$306 +358 40 5064044
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

Ravintola Rouhe

Reviewed By maggie532017 - Derby, United Kingdom

Our family group of 10 ages ranging from 2.5 to 66 years had a wonderful Christmas Day meal here. The food and wine were sublime. The service was excellent and the staff so helpful. It's a great restaurant and Leena was a very helpful host. Would definitely eat here again.

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