Many employers arrange accommodation for their staff. Accommodation is scarce and can be expensive in Inari, especially during the peak season. Therefore you should check with your potential employer about availability and cost of accommodation before signing your employment contract. Please take into account additional costs for heating, electricity, water and so forth. If your employer arranges accommodation for you, make sure that you agree upon the details either in the employment contract or in a separate lease agreement. Generally the notice of termination for employment-related accommodation issued by the landlord is six month if employment has lasted for a year or longer and three month if employment has lasted for less than one year. In any case, the minimum notice of termination is one month. You can find more information in Finnish e.g. here.


In case you choose to arrange accommodation yourself, you have several choices:

Private rental

There are several websites offering rental properties. One of the most popular ones is Of course you may also rely on social media, word of mouth or good old classified ads in our local newspaper - Inarilainen

Public rental

Inarin Vuokra-asunnot Oy rents apartments in Inari, Ivalo, Saariselkä, Nellim and Sevettijärvi. Inarin Vuokra-asunnot Oy is part of the Inari municipal enterprise group. Apartments are allocated based on need. If you have signed a work contract with an entity in Inari, please make sure you mention it in your application. You can apply here


Sairaalantie 3 a, 99800 Ivalo

Open weekdays from 9am to 5pm

Phone (switchboard Inari municipality) +358 40 188 7111


Buy property

If you intend to purchase a property or second home, you may want to consult one of the websites offering properties for sale, like or visit the local real estate agent Kiinteistömaailma. When you buy a property in Finland it may be sensible to appoint an estate agent as your consultant, helping you to navigate the peculiarities of purchasing property in Finland, e.g. ensuring that water and electricity connections are included in the property or which transfer tax rate applies.


Van Life

For hard-core van lifers there are possibilities to park your camper van. Please do remember, that temperatures may fall below -40 degrees celsius.