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Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. It has a population of 3,998 and a small airport. 30km south of Ivalo is a very popular resort named Saariselkä. Many tourists visit this place every year for winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, husky and reindeer sledge riding) and for summer activities (trekking and hiking in the Saariselkä fjells, canoeing in Lapland's rivers, mountain biking, panning for gold, fishing, etc.).Ivalo was severely damaged during the Lapland War (1944–1945) by retreating German troops led by Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic. The village was subsequently extensively rebuilt.Ivalo is in Lapland. Put Ivalo at the heart of your travel plans by using our Finland travel planner.
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Top tours near Ivalo
Aurora Hunting Safari to Lake Inari from Saariselkä, dinner in Aurora Island BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 5 hours
Private Tour to Reindeer farm in Rovaniemi BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $91
Duration: 3 hours
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