isn't a restaurant for simply just filling your stomach, but its a relaxing environment to eat and enjoy pure and fresh ingredients together. That’s the philosophy of Laanilan Kievari's owners and probably also why they are TripAdvisor's top rated restaurant in Saariselkä
. Many of their ingredients have been harvested from their own yard or nearby local forests, and its very important for them to produce as much as they can themselves. Food is supplemented by a wide variety of drinks, from fine wines to homemade ale and crowberry juice. Their menu reflects the true flavors of Lapland and together with the wine menu, they offer a balanced and well thought dining experience.
The restaurant offers lunch during the day, and during the evenings their focus is on serving quality a la carte
food. On Sundays they offer guests a tasty Sunday brunch with an extensive assortment of dishes to choose from. Thursdays are tasting nights and every Thursday during peak season, they organize open wine/whiskey/beer tastings, which can be booked by individuals or for groups and they will tailor the tasting to your personal needs and interests.
Laanilan Kievari also offers customers the chance to go to Finnish sauna and experience ice swimming. They have two saunas, one for 9 people and a bigger one for 30 people, which can be booked for groups every day. If enjoying the beautiful outdoor activities around Saariselkä, nothing feels as good as a proper sauna after all day in the wilderness. Their hand made “hole-in-the-ice” invites visitors to test their ice swimming limits and try something really different and have a real Finnish experience! They also have two pet reindeer, Nyyti and Tuutikki, who guests are welcome to meet and feed.
Looking for a place to have a private function? Look no more. There is space for 80 customers at Laanilan Kievari so bigger functions can easily be arranged, as the beautiful surroundings of the restaurant, excellent food, and friendly service will make a private event a memorable one.
Laanilan Kievari is located two kilometers south of Saariselkä village along the E75. You can reach them easily from the village with skies during winter time and it’s not a long walk either. For more information about Laanilan Kievari's menu and how to reserve a table visit their website http://laanilankievari.fi/.
They of course also welcome walk-in guests, yet reservations are helpful if you have a large group.