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  • Ahon Auto, late 1950s

    The current Kukkola company building was built in 1939 to serve as facilities for the Ahon Auto car shop. The building housed also a service station. The building is one of the few pre-war buildings representing functionalism in Rovaniemi...
  • Ahvenlampi lean-to

    The Ahvenlampi Lean-to is around 35 km north-west of Rovaniemi, on the north side of the Sonka village. The log-built lean-to is by a pond on a hillside, featuring a campfire site with firewood provided under the shelters at both ends of the lean-to. An outhouse is nearby. The old-growth forest conservation area Kuusikkoselkä – Paljukkalaki is 3 km from the lean-to...
  • Alakorkalo lean-to

    The Alakorkalo Lean-to is by the Kemi River, 5 km from the city centre toward Kemi. In the winter, a ski trail on the Kemi River ice ends at the lean-to, making it a popular rest stop for cross-country skiers. The log-built lean-to is right on the riverbank, featuring a campfire site, woodshed and boat ramp...
  • Arboretum Apukka

    Arboretum Apukka is 16.1 km north-east of Rovaniemi. The tree and bush species garden was established in 2009 in Europe’s northernmost agricultural research station in Apukka. The Arboretum is part of the Olkkajärvi Hiking Area. Plans for the station commenced in 2004 at MTT’s Lapland Research Station...
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  • Auttijärvi lean-to

    The Auttijärvi Lean-to is around 70 km east of Rovaniemi, on the beautiful shore of Auttijärvi, or Autti Lake. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse. There is also a boat ramp and beach near the lean-to...
  • Auttijoki lean-to

    The log-built Auttijoen Lean-to is 70 km east of Rovaniemi, along the Auttiköngäs Nature Trail by Auttijoki, or the Autti River. It features a campfire site, benches, a woodshed and outhouse. There is a regular bus connection between Rovaniemi and Posio, with a bus stop at the Auttiköngäs intersection...
  • Auttiköngäs accessible trail

    The Auttiköngäs Accessible Trail is around 70 km from Rovaniemi toward Posio. It is an ideal place for day trips: easily accessible and magnificent scenery. The area’s main attraction is the 16-metre-high Auttiköngäs, or Autti Falls. The forest in the area is so old that it can be called a primary or virgin forest...
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  • Auttiköngäs lean-to

    The Auttiköngäs Lean-to is around 70 km east of Rovaniemi, near the parking area in the shoreline forest of the Auttiköngäs Rapids. The lean-to features a campfire site and firewood, and accessible toilets. There is a short accessible trail from the parking area to the lean-to...
  • Auttiköngäs log-floating cabin

    The Auttiköngäs Log-Driving Cabin is located at the edge of the Auttiköngäs conservation area, 70.3 km east of Rovaniemi. The log cabin stands on the beautiful shoreline of Auttijoki, close to the Auttiköngäs waterfall. A photograph exhibition about the log-driving culture is on display in the cabin. It is equipped with a natural-stone fireplace for frying sausages and making coffee...
  • Auttiköngäs nature trail

    The Auttiköngäs Nature Trail is located about 70 km from Rovaniemi toward Posio. Auttiköngäs, or Autti Falls, is an ideal destination for day trips. It is easy to reach and has a magnificent landscape. The area’s main attraction is the 16-metre-high waterfall...
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  • Beer factory, 1930s

    Before the war, the Tornio porter and beer factory operated in Rovaniemi along the current Koskikatu street. The factory building was completely destroyed in the war. After the war, the company considered transferring all beer manufacturing operations to Rovaniemi, but the new town plan did not allow for the factory site to be expanded. The factory was, however, rebuilt at the previous site and operated until 1972...
  • Castrèn’s trestle bridge, late 1940s

    The bridges crossing River Kemijoki were destroyed in the Second World War. A temporary trestle bridge was constructed every spring between 1946 and 1951 after the ice had broken at the site of the current Jätkänkynttilä Bridge. For a few winters, the Kemijärvi trains crossed the river on rails that were installed on the ice. A ferry boat also crossed the rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki...
  • Eräsaari lean-to

    The Eräsaari Lean-to is in Hirvaa, on Iso Eräsaari Island in the Kemi River, around 18 km south of Rovaniemi. The log-built lean-to is on a small hill in the southern tip of the island. It features a campfire site with log benches, a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin. In the summer, you can access the island by boat...
  • First railway station, around 1910s

    Rovaniemi’s first railway station was completed in 1909. Rovaniemi was enlivened by the railway; transport of goods became easier and passengers travelled. Once the new track was completed in 1934, the old station was transformed into housing for railway workers. Since the war, the building has served, among other things, as a post office, temporary railway station, women’s work house and the Provincial Museum of Lapland...
  • Harjulammen esteetön reitti

    The Harjulampi Accessible Trail starts 1.5 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre, in Rantavitikka. The trail passes through the shoreline scenery of Harjulampi, a beautiful pond with a rich variety of birds. During the years 1967-1998, 85 bird species have been spotted there. 32 of them nest permanently...
  • Harjulampi bird-watching tower

    Arrival instructions: Drive from the Church of Rovaniemi along Yliopistonkatu Street towards Rantavitikka. The first pond on the right is Kirkkolampi and the second pond on the right is Harjulampi. The bird-watching tower is situated at the junction of Yliopistonkatu and Korvanranta and signposts lead from the junction to the tower. You can park your car, for example, in the yard of the nearby Rantavitikka School...
  • Hietaperä lean-to

    The Hietaperä lean-to is located at approx. 47.5 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi to south-east, in the shoreline scenery of Hietaperänlampi in the Kivalot area. The spacious log-built lean-to is situated by a beautiful forest pond surrounded by sturdy shoreline pines. The lean-to offers a view over the pond...
  • Hirvasoja lean-to

    The Hirvasoja Lean-to is around 15 km south of Rovaniemi, in Hirvaa, on a neck of land by the Kemi River. It features a campfire site, a woodshed and outhouse. Children can enjoy a small slide, swing and climbing frame near the lean-to. The area also features a beach, volleyball field, boat ramp and berths...
  • Hopianulkki observation tower

    The Hopianulkki observation tower is located at approx. 54.1 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi to east on the top of Hopianulkki Hill in Kaihuanvaara. The Kaihuanvaara and Kivalot areas are easily accessible day-trip destinations. Tree-covered hills of the areas are significant elements in the scenery of River Kemijoki...
  • Hyypiö lean-to

    The Hyypiö lean-to is located at approx. 48.5 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi to south-east, on the western edge of Hyypiökivalo in the Kivalot area. The log-built lean-to is located next to a birch grove near the junction of Lammasuoman tie road. A beautiful stream flows nearby on the southern side of the road...
  • Iso Kuusisaari lean-to

    The Iso Kuusisaari Lean-to is around 11 km from Rovaniemi toward Kittilä along Kittilän itäpuolentie. It is on the island Iso Kuusisaari, close to the village Nivankylä. The large, log-built lean-to and campfire site are on the east shore of the island. In the summer, you can access the island by boat on the Ounas River...
  • Iso-Herajärvi lean-to

    The Iso-Herajärvi Lean-to is around 45 km east of Rovaniemi, in the old-growth forest conservation area of Herankaira. The log-built lean-to is on the shore of Iso-Herajärvi, or Iso-Hera Lake. There is a campfire site with benches at the lean-to. Firewood is provided under the shelters at both ends of the lean-to...
  • Iso-Kaarni lean-to

    The Iso-Kaarni Lean-to is around 50 km east of Rovaniemi, on the shore of Iso-Kaarnijärvi, or Iso-Kaarni Lake. The hill Kaihuanvaara is just over 2 km from the lean-to with its diverse hiking networks and conveniences. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed, outhouse, boat ramp and berths...
  • Isovaara Lapp hut

    The Isovaara Sami Hut is 51.6 km north-west of Rovaniemi, on the western edge of Isovaara, or Iso Hill. It is log-built, reasonably spacious, and a good rest spot even in poor weather. It features a fireplace and benches. Outside, there is a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin...
  • Jaatilansaari Lapp hut

    The spacious hut is made of boards and sheet metal. It is equipped with a fireplace, benches and two tables. Directions: drive 37.5 km out of Rovaniemi along Kemintie; turn left on Jaatilansaarentie; drive 400 m; turn right; drive 800 m to the parking area by the hut...
  • Jaatilansaari lean-to

    The Jaatilansaari Lean-to is around 32 km south of Rovaniemi on the island Jaatilansaari in Petäjäkoski. The log-built lean-to is on the southern tip of the island, featuring a campfire site with benches, two tables, a woodshed and waste bin...
  • Joulupukin metsä

    The Santa Claus Forest Nature Trail starts 7.8 km north-east of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle. You can walk from Santa Claus Village to the Santa Claus Forest along the trail. In the Santa Claus Forest, tourists and local people have planted thousands of named spruce trees and can come and see the growth and development of their own trees over the years. The trail starts at the north-western edge of the Santa Claus Village...
  • Juhannuskallio lean-to

    The Juhannuskallio Lean-to is 53.5 km south-east of Rovaniemi on the hill Juhannuskallio, in Kaihuanvaara. The spacious, log-built lean-to stands on an outcrop along the Juhannuskallio Scenery Trail. It features a campfire site, woodshed, outhouse, and an observation tower nearby. The lean-to is 1.3 km from the parking area along the Juhannuskallio Scenery Trail...
  • Juhannuskallio observation tower

    The Juhannuskallio Observation Tower is 53.5 km east of Rovaniemi on the rocky hill called Juhannuskallio in Kaihuanvaara. The Kaihuanvaara and Kivalot areas are easily accessible day-trip destinations. Tree-covered hills are prominent elements in the Kemi River landscape. Kaihuanvaara offers a diverse network of hiking trails and conveniences...
  • Juhannuskallio scenery trail

    The Juhannuskallio Scenery Trail is 52.5 km from Rovaniemi toward Posio. It belongs to the area of Kaihuanvaara–Kivalot, an easily accessible day-trip destination. The tree-covered hills of the area are prominent elements in the Kemi River landscape. They offer beautiful vistas over the riverside and surrounding areas...
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