Pelkosenniemi is a municipality in Finnish Lapland, Finland. It had almost 1,000 people living there in August 2013. It has the smallest population among municipalities in Lapland. The municipalities next to it are Kemijärvi, Rovaniemi, Salla, Savukoski, and Sodankylä.
Aapajärvi, Arvospuoli, Kairala, Kiemunkivaara, Luiro, Pelkosenniemi, Pyhäjärvi, Saunavaara and Suvanto.