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Laanilan kievari

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Rovaniementie 3410 | Rovaniementie 3410, Saariselka 99830, Finland
+358 40 0239868
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all shared roast shoulder of Reindeer, BBQ'd to finish on the open fire in the restaurant, which was amazing and certainly big enough to share between 3 or even 4! We also enjoyed the sauna and hot tub and cold pool before we enjoyed the meal. Would certainly recommend this place, but don't expect a cheap night, but well... More 

Thank Robin L
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A family business which knows what it's doing. Small menu with delicious dishes, try for example the elk tenderloin pepper steak or as a dessert the berries with caramel sauce! Atmosphere between casual and chic. Very friendly and competent waiter as well.

Thank Esther T
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

One of the best restaurants i've ever eaten at!!! the Fish was amazing and the deserts were so delicious! It is around nothing so the walk there from Saariselka was so peaceful and nice. The staff were so nice I highly recommend

Thank AnatArad
Perth, Australia
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017

We only found this place due to chatting with a taxi driver. it is the home of fine traditional Finnish food. We stared with the sample plate of dips, pate, reindeer meat and were impressed. The roast Elk and Smoked Chat were superb. Unfortunately we left no room for desert and I had really hoped to find out what the... More 

Thank Mirgy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

We went on a Snowmobile Safari and stopped here for lunch on the way back. The food was beautiful, we had a beef and vegetable soup and it was the best I have ever had. The service was brilliant, the man (I believe he was the owner) was very friendly and helpful, full of advice and tips to warm up.... More 

Thank Sian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Great food! Easily the best restaurant in the north! We travelled 1500km hunting aurora and came back here for a second try of the elk! Mushroom so

Thank Erwin H
Ascot UK
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

We stopped here for lunch after a 4 hour snowmobile trek. It was warm, friendly, and the food was good and hearty. Just what we needed after outside temperatures of -14 degrees C

Thank aboonm
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Tried this thanks to trip advisor rating and it is absolutely deserved. The food was superb and the host friendly and informative. Thoroughly recommended although would quite like to keep this gem all to myself!

Thank spinks49
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

You cannot miss this place while visiting Saariselkä or anything close to it. It gives you so unique taste of real Lapland atmosphere and cuisine. Excellent service and the way they take of the customers is something you do not see often. It is wonderful. This place is a must. This is also a good spot to see the northern... More 

Thank Markkus3
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Laanilan Kievari was recommended to us by a local chef - so we went there with high exoectations. Prior the dinner, we had reserved the smaller sauna (they have two saunas, another fitting 10 pers and another one fitting 20 pers). Our reservation was handled "strangely" and we were requested to call back after sometime. We wanted to have with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $67
European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rovaniementie 3410 | Rovaniementie 3410, Saariselka 99830, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Lapland  >  Saariselka
  • Phone Number: +358 40 0239868

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?