Unique atmosphere of active village

The uniqueness of a small village can be seen especially in events. It may sometimes happen that you forget to say hi to your neighbour in the hustle of bigger cities, or you need to make space for you schedules to meet a friend over coffee. This is not the case in Ranua. Here, the villagers gather together to organize market fairs, sports competitions and services. And, you are welcome to join. Just for the warning though, after visiting Ranua, the lifestyle sticks with you, and you might notice yourself talking to strangers without any hurry.

Japan house

Location: Olangontie 20, Simojärvi

Genuine Japanese Style house by lake Simojärvi. Various exhibitions throughout the year.


Group visits by appointment.


Golden Cloudberry markets on first weekend of August

Hillatori market square is a meeting place for Ranuan people. It is located in the centre of Ranua Village and every summer from Midsummer to end of July there are market days every week. Also different events take place on Hillatori market square. It is said that global price of cloudberries is set on Ranua Hillatori market square.