Restaurant Kätkäläinen

Kätkäläinen was a character created by author Simo Hämäläinen; you could easily see Kätkäläinen living in the region. He lived off of nature, respecting the yield it provided.

The most famous character in Simo Hämäläinen’s novel is definitely Peter Aholainen or Kätkäläinen. Kätkäläinen, who is angry and suddenly brainstorming, lives near the forest border in the wigs of Salokylä’s Ruojakylä in Kätkävaara with his wife Iitamaria.

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The same principle applies in the kitchen of the Nature Center. Almost all ingredients come from the Cap of the North. Reindeer meat, game, salmon, Pollock and herring, as well as several natural berries and mushrooms, are the best the northern nature can offer.

The restaurant operates on an order basis, which means that all meals must be ordered in advance. During winter, a buffet is served on request almost every night. During the summer, we provide a Menu offering delicious dishes made from pure northern ingredients.

You’ll also find local handicrafts in the café. Materials include reindeer herd, salmon leather and birch.

Birthdays and weddings are organized with several years of experience and expertise. The Nature Center provides a romantic setting for the most important moments of our lives.

The restaurant is A-licensed to sell alcohol, and it has a wide selection of liqueurs and wines.

There is also space for dancing and on the terrace you can enjoy the atmosphere of a summer evening.