Experience the Arctic wilderness …on a plate
Many regions can boast to have four beautiful seasons, but it’s difficult to beat Lapland, where locals, closely attuned to nuance of changing seasons, say there are eight instead. This diversity is felt in the local produce and Finnish recipies, as each season provides a new bounty with its own unique terroir.
Sirly Ylläsjärvi and Heidi Seikkula are the co-founders of the boutique hotel Aurora Estate in Kolari. In their restaurant, Ylläsjärvi and Seikkula use responsible, seasonal ingredients. When not hosting or cooking, they can be found waist-deep in icey rivers catching fish.
Here, Ylläsjärvi walks us through the eight seasons of Lapland and we pair them with the perfect dish from their book, Recipes and Unforgettable Experiences: Lapland’s Eight Seasons.