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Places of Interest Rest Fell Lapland



Finland’s only peaks that rise above 1,000 metres in height are located far into the ‘Arm of Finland’. Perhaps the best known of these are Saana (1,029 m) and Finland’s highest peak, Halti (1,328 m). These great fells are located in Finland’s only part of the Scandinavian Mountains.

The sixth church of Enontekiö was built on the site of the old church with help from the American Lutherans and was consecrated in 1952. The church was designed by Architect Veikko Larkas.The bells in the 30 m high bell tower toll these two sentences from the Bible: “Come, bow your heads and kneel down in front of Lord, our Creator” and: “Glory to God in heaven and peace in the world among the people towards whom He has good will.”

The top of the Jyppyrävaara Hill has breathtaking views of the Ounastunturi Fell and Ounasjärvi Lake. A shelter with fire for frying sausages is located on the summit. The best way to reach the summit of Jyppyrävaara is by taking the trail that starts from the Fell Lapland Nature Centre.

The Germans constructed the Sturmbock Stellung fortification camp in Kilpisjärvi, from which the harbours of the North Arctic Ocean were watched. The Jämärä Fortification Camp is the part of the German fortification subject to museum protection.The museum site has restored bunkers, trenches and gun nests. The area also has a museum building and cafeteria.

Around 5,000 to 7,000 years ago, the site of the Ethnographic Museum was a Mesolithic Stone Age settlement. After the War, the site was used by the Border Guard. The current buildings of the museum area were erected in 1987-1991.

The Malla Nature Reserve is Finland’s oldest nature protection area, founded in 1916. The Park represents Finland’s unique Köli mountain region, which has soil with higher calcareous content than elsewhere. This means the vegetation is lush. The climate in the region is where the continent meets the sea, which is evident in the vegetation and changing weather conditions of the region.

Palsa bogs located in Iitto are rare mounds of perennially frozen peat and mineral soil, the height of which can be up to seven metres, with a width of twenty metres. Palsa bogs are protected sites. The nature trail is located by the side of the road near Pallasjärvi Lake. The trail covers three kilometres and follows the Pyhäjoki River in very changing landscapes.

The Fell Lapland Nature & Culture Centre is a place worth a visit in the village of Hetta, Enontekiö. The Centre has exhibitions showing the nature of the region and the traditions of the nomadic Sámi herders. The Nature Centre is open throughout the year. The nature trails to the Jyppyrävaara Panoramic Site and Peurapolku Trail depart from the Centre’s grounds. There is also access from the grounds to the Pahtajärvi Trail and the postal trail leading to Näkkälä. In the wintertime there is direct access to the cross-country skiing network of the Jyppyrä district.

Einari Junttila (1901-1975) was born in Kittilä, and is an internationally renowned and recognized, self-taught lyrical realist best known for his watercolours. He also made oil paintings and pastels. Junttila is a long established artist from Kittilä with the mission of being a faithful interpreter of Lapland’s nature. The Art Museum is the home and working environment of Einari Junttila, rebuilt by the artist after the War at the end on the old foundations of the building he constructed in the late 1930s.Open on Thursdays 1 – 5 p.m. or by arrangement.

Sammontie 5, KITTILÄ
+358 (0)16 643 687

Reidar Särestöniemi (1925-1981) was one of Lapland´s most important artists. With the exception of his student years, the artist lived his whole life on the Särestöniemi estate located in the village of Kaukonen approximately 25 kilometres from the Kittilä village centre. The Museum area comprises an atelier, gallery and cafeteria buildings. Särestöniemi´s best known works are the large and vibrant oil paintings of the 1960s and 70s that were inspired by Lapland´s nature.Open Tue-Sat 12 a.m.-6 p.m.

Särestöntie 880, 99110 KAUKONEN
+358 (0)16 654 480

Kittilä Ethnographic Museum is an area with the main building and barn dating back to the 1860s with grounds including a number of other interesting buildings. The Museum collection has been made from rustic items of peasantry culture dating back to the turn of the twentieth century.Ask about opening times from: The Culture Office tel. +358 (0)16 648 474 or Museum tel. +358 (0)40 869 7460

The wooden church was built during the years 1828-31. It was later extended in 1886-87 with a cross and the steeple was raised a few years later.

The Nilivaara reindeer round-up site is an area restored by Metsähallitus and the local reindeer herders and used for separating reindeer and selecting reindeer for slaughter. The ancient corral was made using traditional construction techniques, the axe being the only tool. The sturdy wooden frame was erected supported by head beams, with excess gaps filled with pine roots and stones. The structure did not require any nails or bolts.

Äkäslompolo is a small village located amidst seven fells. The largest of the surrounding fells was Ylläs (718 m).