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Local Delights


HaparandaTornio, the vibrant cross-border destination, where flavors come alive!
From sweet confections to savory meats and fresh vegetables, our diverse selection of local delights caters to every palate. Whether you’re a foodie or simply curious, there’s something here for everyone.
Join us on a gastronomic journey that celebrates the essence of our community.

White fish

Discover Kukkola’s Whitefish Delicacy!

Kukkola, nestled along the mighty Torne River, boasts a unique fishing tradition. Every year we celebrate the Whitefish Festival. Locals catch these prized fish using an ancient method—hand nets in fast-flowing rapids. Imagine the freshest whitefish, grilled and smoked, served to guests. It’s a taste of Lapland you won’t forget!

Visit Kukkola and immerse yourself in this extraordinary culinary and cultural experience!

Kukkolankoski in Finland
Kukkolaforsen in Sweden


Savor farm-to-table delights at Hulkoff’s!

Experience the true taste of Tornedalen with dishes made from organic beef, herbs, and vegetables grown right on the farm. Enjoy fresh, locally-sourced ingredients prepared with a modern twist. A culinary journey you won’t forget!

Norrlands KomBucha

Kombucha is a fermented tea loaded with probiotics, antioxidants, and potential health benefits. It supports digestion, fights free radicals, and may even boost liver health.

Norrlands KomBucha creates the fermented tea with local flavous mixed with tastes from around the world such as chili, orange and ginger. Norrlands KomBucha is available at local grocery stores in Haparanda.

Do not miss out on local kombucha during your stay in HaparandaTornio!

Local ice cream

During your stay, don’t pass up the chance to savor our local ice cream delights. Robert’s Coffee crafts creamy treats with quintessentially Finnish flavors like licorice, cinnamon bun, and coffee. Meanwhile, Elmers Gårdsbutik whips up icy delights inspired by forest and garden tastes—think cloudberry, blueberry, and rhubarb.

Treat your taste buds to a delightful adventure!

Oma Makia

Oma Makia crafts exquisite handmade chocolates from pristine, Lapland-inspired ingredients. Imagine flavors like morning-dew lingonberries, aromatic spruce buds, and sweet mesiangervo—all encased in rich dark or creamy white chocolate. These treats capture the essence of Lappish forests and traditions. And don’t miss their unique terva (tar) and salmiakki (salty licorice) creations!

Taste the magic of HaparandaTornio with Oma Makia!

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