Welcome to our restaurant Petronella, the pearl of Lapland.

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Restaurant Petronella

Honkapolku 5, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland

Quality food with a touch of magic in Saariselkä.

Restaurant Petronella has been cherishing the legacy of Petronella, the beautiful and mysterious adventurer, at Saariselkä since 1989.

The founder of Petronella, Saara Mehtäjärvi, was determined to create a high-class restaurant offering quality food and a relaxed atmosphere, added with a touch of magic with which the golden-haired beauty had charmed the whole of Lapland half a century ago. Some memories last forever. Welcome!

Dinner menus

79,50 €

1. Okta

Finnish blini

Served with traditional russian accompaniments Local caviar, whipped sour cream, red onion


Snow Grouse and Goose textures

Grouse breast, confit leg, goose rillette, arancini, parsnip vanilla purée, jus


Cloudberry panna cotta

Infused with coconut and thyme, cloudberry wine, honeycomb

69 €

2. Guokte

Arctic Char

Cured in glögi, dill sour cream marble, local rye


Reindeer fillet

Potato pavé, smoked corn purée, sautéed porcinis, marinated cranberries, jus


Leipäjuusto baked in phyllo pastry Cloudberry compote, hazelnut ‘popcorn’, cinnamon chantily

The story of Petronella

Sylvia Petronella van der Moer, a Dutch journalist and adventurer, imprinted her name in the memories of the gold prospectors in Lapland. In 1949 she heard of gold and prospecting in Lapland for the first time when travelling by bus from Rovaniemi to Ivalo.