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STF Kukkolaforsen

Sauna and Tornedal cuisine by Torneälv

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Flexible booking conditions

About the accommodation

Welcome to Kukkolaforsen, the sauna and whitefish kingdom of Norrbotten! The accommodation by the rushing rapids in Tornedalen, the living sauna and food culture and the traditional fishing are at our core. Inner peace and creative inspiration.
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Kukkolaforsen is a village next to the Torne River, right on the border with Finland and just over a mile north of Haparanda. The area has its own culture and its own language, Meänkieli. With its spectacular location, Kukkolaforsen is something out of the ordinary.

Right by the rushing rapids is the family-owned Kukkolaforsen Turist & Konferens. Kukkolaforsen gives you a genuine cultural environment with fishing huts, brooding huts, a fishing museum and water-powered mills. Here, the unique net fishing is conducted according to ancient methods.

You live comfortably either in our newly built hotel or in one of our cottage apartments or smaller cottages, all of which have river views and views of the banks of the rapids. Our restaurants features ingredients from the large larder just around the corner. Everything is prepared to ensure that the northern, yes, Tornedal, flavors are front and center.

We offer activities such as rafting, sauna baths in Sweden’s only sauna village, whitefish landing, dog sledding and much more. The accommodation by the rushing rapids, the living sauna and food culture and the traditional fishing are at our core. Welcome to experience this place with us.

Welcome to the realm of saunas and whitefish!

Spolander Family and personnel

Our service

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant available. Opening hours may vary depending on season.

  • Guest kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. The kitchen is shared with other guests.

  • Shop

    Food and equipment for outdoor activities are sold in the shop. The range of goods differs from facility to facility.

  • Pets allowed

    Some rooms are available in which pets may accompany guests.

  • Electric car charging

    Electric vehicle charging available.

  • Sauna

    A sauna is available.

  • WIFI

    WiFi is available in common areas and/or in bedrooms.

  • Family room

    Room with at least 4 beds within the same room.

  • Café

    A basic café service is available

  • Bike storage

    Bike storage available.

  • Bicycle rental

    Cycles are available for hire.

  • Guides

    Guides are available for hire.

  • Parking

    Car parking is available next to the property, a fee may apply.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included in the room price/rate or can be purchased for an additional fee. Opening hours/selection may vary depending on season.

  • <1 km to train station/bus stop

    Closer than 1 km to train station/bus stop.

  • Book your own house

    It is possible to book the entire accommodation.

  • Groups

    Group booking is available for a minimum of 10 people.

  • Conference

    Meeting-/conference rooms are available upon request.

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    Contact and opening hours


    Kukkolaforsen 184
    953 91 Haparanda

    Travel options
    There are many ways to get here!

    By train: Take a train to Luleå or Boden, then change to a local bus. From April 2021, passenger traffic by train will run all the way to Haparanda.

    By car: Take the E4 as far east as you can get in Sweden. Then you should be in Haparanda. Turn left when you reach Torneälv and drive for 15 km along road 99. Turn off at Kukkolaforsen at the large sign by the road. You have arrived!

    By air: The easiest way is to fly to Luleå Airport or to Kemi Airport or Rovaniemi Airport in Finland. From there, transport must be arranged. We can arrange a pick-up service, but you can also rent a car at the airport, take a train or use local transport.


    N65.9626019°, E24.0389118°


    +46 922 31000 info@kukkolaforsen.se

    Check-in and check-out times:

    Check in (from): 15:00
    Check out (to): 12:00

    Opening hours

    1 January – 31 December
    1 January – 31 December

    Number of rooms


    Number of beds

    100 >

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    • Sustainability pledge

      Sustainability pledge

      The accommodation has taken the STF Sustainability pledge on working sustainably in their daily operations and involve you as a guest.

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