Invest in Inari

Inari is not only the largest municipality in Finland, but also a significant international tourist destination and developer of cold climate testing, especially in the field of car and tyre testing.

The location as a neighbour of Norway and Russia enables international business on the Arctic Ocean and the Kola Peninsula. The busy national road 4 (E75) runs through the municipality, and the international Ivalo airport served a quarter of a million passengers annually, prior to covid pandemic.

Inari is a travel destination, and nature is one of its strongest attraction. There are approximately 15,000 bed places in Inari, Saariselkä, Kakslauttanen, Kiilopää and the surrounding destinations. Travel business in Inari Municipality is international, the share of foreign overnight stays being over 60%. Tourism has been growing constantly prior to the pandemic and has attracted new investments to the region. 

The strong development of tourism is also boosting other industries, such as construction. The natural products that come from Inari’s pure Arctic nature – reindeer meat and whitefish from Lake Inari – are known for their high quality.

Inari has long invested in cold technology and tyre testing, and the investments are yielding results. Internationally renowned tyre and car brands are conducting cold-weather testing in top-grade testing centres in Inari. Year-round winter conditions for Arctic testing can be found in the facilities of Test World.

Read more about investment possibilities in Lapland on the website of House of Lapland

You can find more information about the Inari – for example, about tire testing – in the links of the House of Lapland article ‘Inari – The engine of Arctic tourism and cold technology’.

Facts about Inari Municipality

  • Population approximately 7,000 inhabitants
  • Number of businesses approximately 780

Kuvassa Saariselän Rinnealue talvella. Taustalla näkyy Iisakkipää ja etualalla Kaunispää. Kuva: Markku Inkilä.

Sale of land sites on the slopes of Saariselkä

  • Sites sold by Inari Municipality:,
  • Sites sold by Metsähallitus/Laatumaa: Marja Vaara,,
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