Torassieppi is over 150 years old village with old buildings from 19th century. This village did not burn during the World War II and it was chosen to nationally valued tradition Village in 1993.
Lapland Manor has stayed in one family from year 1847. Reindeer husbandry has been there over one hundred years as a main occupation. A long time ago people used to take a break in this Lapland manor on their way to Pallastunturi fells. At that time people were moving with reindeer. Nowdays Lapland Manor and whole Torassieppi Traditional Village shows you how people used to live in old time.
Aijakoski is one of the most magnificent and fastest flowing rapid (600 m) in the Muonionjoki River. You may see some paddlers practising their skills in white water or follow rubber boat rafters flowing on the rapid from riverbank.
The church of Muonio was built in 1817 and in 1822 it was taken in use. It is designed by an architech charless Bass. The bell tower was built in 1889. This old wooden church is so called half cruciform church and there are 600 seats. As an altarpiece there is a painting Jesus In The Middle of People, painted by Anton Lindfors. Background of this painting describes fells and rainbow. The oldest altarpiece, which is in the southern wall, describes crucifix and it is paintind by Fredrik Knopplock. On the northern wall there is painting describing Jesus Bless The Children painted by Selim Toyra.
Muonio is just on the Sweden border so you can only to cross the river and you arrive in Sweden!!!
Muonio is very close also to Norway (about 100 Km).
Along the road towards Muonio and in the Torassiepin Lomapallas you can see many reindeers cross the road and to eat grass!!!
In this nice building there is a very nice planetarium where you can see the aurora borealis. Here there is also an information deskm a post office, a restaurant and a souvenir shop.