The Chapel of the Northern Lights

The Chapel of the Northern Lights, the first tourist church of Lapland, was consecrated on February 9th 1986 by bishop Olavi Rimpiläinen. Architect Kari Ojala has designed the chapel as a donation. Altogether the whole building was made possible by donations.

The Chapel of th Northern Lights has been made to serve the holiday-makers at the area of Pyhä-Luosto. Approximately 14 000 visitors per year have taken part to the events held in the chapel. It has also served as a peaceful and quite place for recreation.

The chapel has got many special details - for instance the cross behind the altar has been made out of a 420-years-old tree. The genuine red and gray pines above the altar réflect the Northern lights.

The Chapel of the Northern Lights awaits!