Midsummer celebration.
Dinner on the river.
Kukkolaforsen in November.
Kukkolaforsen in December.

Hotel standard cottages with a view to the Torne River and the Kukkola rapids.

Kukkolaforsen is run by the Spolander Family, that have been active in different ways all the way back for over 5 generations. All the time they have constantly improving their specialities; gourmet fare, saunas and conferences. Today they are satisfying customers through offering them the best personalized service possible.

Kukkolaforsen Tourism & Conference is a conference, experience and knowledge center in the Torne Valley, also providing various types of accommodation at different price levels. They have everything from hotel standard to self-catering. The spirit of the region is presented by the rustic accommodation, the various sauna experiences and the rewarding fishing opportunities.

In total 100 beds and when you stay with them you will always have access to the sauna.

Apartment cottages

The apartment cottages are 3-star hotel standard. They have a 36 m², total area, have two bedrooms with two beds in each. In the living room you will find a sofa which can be used as a bed as well, also a dining area and a small fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, TV etc. The bathroom includes a shower and a hairdryer. All apartment cottages are beautifully situated along the banks with a view to the Torne River and Finland on the other side.


Two of the apartment cottages are renovated into suites. They are situated right by the river side and have a small balcony facing the water. These are always hotel serviced with limited self-catering facilities.


The cottages consist of one room with three beds (one single bed and one bunk bed) all in an area of 18 m². They have a fully equipped small kitchen with refrigerator and a bathroom with shower. TV and telephone are also available. The cottages are nicely located near the rushing rapids. Of course you have access to the sauna also.

Camping cottages

The camping cottage is the simplest cottage and it has two beds. There is a small fridge and a hob you can use if you bring your own cooking equipment. Close to the cottage you will find a service building which is possible to use. It has bathrooms, showers and kitchen. The camping cottages are closed in winter.


Kukkolaforsen’s culinary tradition has a strong local touch melded with influences from around the world. The produce comes from the wild forest’s hidden places, the fish abundant rapids and the fertile farmer’s allotments. In the restaurant you will be offered quality food and dining for all occasions. Everything is prepared with the upmost attention to detail, so that customers will experience the authentic Nordic flavours. Celebrate your private party for up to 200 persons or the company’s summer party, birthdays, your wedding or just a nice dinner in Kukkolaforsen with a splendid view of the gushing Torne River that separates Sweden from Finland.


In Kukkolaforsen the sauna culture has a long history and roots in Finland. Kukkolaforsen has specialized in sauna culture for decades and the village has become the best place to have a sauna in Scandinavia. Together with the Swedish Sauna Academy, that promotes sauna culture in Sweden, they are able to offer sauna experiences in different kinds of saunas located close to the beautiful rapids. The saunas range from a traditional smoke sauna to an indian sweat house. Sauna is always included in the price of accommodation.


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