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“Just amazing”
Review of Laanilan kievari

Laanilan kievari
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Saariselka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $76
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: It’s not about filling our stomachs but eating and enjoying pure and fresh ingredients together. That’s the philosophy here at Laanilan Kievari. The food is of course playing an essential role in that. A lot of our ingredients have been harvested from our own yard or the local forests. It is very important for us to produce as much as we can ourselves. Our food is supported by a large range of beverages from quality wines to wast selection of beers. More and more people are not realizing what and even when they are eating. We want people to stop and enjoy their life. A well thought and produced meal in a care free environment is the key to that. So welcome to Laanilan Kievari, an experience to remember! From the early May to late August we serve lunch daily and dinner only with a table reservation. Check web page for more info.
Reviewed December 21, 2013

saw the open sign while driving to Saariselkä. place is not far from centre, 2 km. this family owned restaurant has cosy atmosphere, food is just amazing. Man behind the bar, sommelier Samuli knows his trade, ask him for specialities!

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were staying in Saariselka and this restaurant came highly recommended by a dogsled guide we had earlier in the day, and we couldnt be happier that we took her advice! Because it was before the high season and a bit early in the evening, we were the only ones there at the time. Had some great chats with Sam, who owns the place with his family. The food was simply amazing and perfectly prepared by Sam's mother, who is the chef. You can tell that everything was incredibly fresh and the dishes were well thought out - the flavors went together perfectly from our starter sampler to the sides with our reindeer and elk mains to the sorbet we had for desert perfectly paired with brandy. Hands down one of the best meals we have ever had. Sam was clearly very knowledgeable in cuisine and was able to give us great recommendations on wine pairings for our particular dishes. Since it wasn't a busy time, Sam and his father were even nice enough to take us to see their pet reindeer they have on property. Atmosphere was great, we felt right at home finishing our wine around the large fireplace. Laanilan Kievari was a perfect end to a perfect weekend in Lapland and I cannot recommend this place highly enough! We wish we had more time in Lapland to enjoy the ice swim and sauna (and a few more meals). Be sure you don't miss it if you're in the area - we were thrilled to find such a high quality restaurant in this part of the world!

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were traveling from Helsinki to Utsjoki and were looking for a place to grab a cup of coffee. Laanilan Kievari just happened to be at a right spot at the right time. Instead of just coffee we had a full delicious lunch. After the meal we had a guided tour around the estate. We went to see the reindeer's in their corral, said hello to the duck's in the pond and gave a few friendly pets to the horses next door. The sauna's looked too tempting, but unfortunately we did not have the time to stay. Next time will have to take the time to spend the nigh to really enjoy the stay, have a sauna, take a dip in the pond and ride the horses.

Ten points to the staff.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Had a dinner there not long ago. The food was great, best we have ever had in Lappland. Service was great ant the menus were well composed and balanced. The raw materials were impeccable.

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Thank metso
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We just saw the sign at the hotel were we are staying and what a gem!!! Food was amazing , thank you Katcha ( the chef) the place is very charming and we are welcome by everybody . The sauna and the swim in the frozen lake not to be missed. We really enjoyed the time we stayed there its really the Best Lapland Experience we had !

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