History of Ahkun Tupa

Juhani Jomppanen was the first samish tourism businesman in the Inari community. He started his business by bringing the tourist in his NUOLI-boats from Sikovuono to Lemmenjoki and at the Lake Inari to the Ukonkivi since 1946. After he got married in 1955 with Kirsti, she became the first finish wife to a samish man in the Lemmenjoki village. After that, they continued developing the tourism business together, in which Kirsti's good languageskills were a great help. Juhani Jomppanen was a pioneer in tourism both in Finland and abroad.
There are some historical photos, of their colorfull life, in restaurant Ahkun Tupa. Today their three samish daughters Aleta, Margetta and Joanna run the business with their families.