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Auttiköngäs nature trail

  • There are clear signposts and info boards along the Auttiköngäs nature trail. Photo: AT

    There are clear signposts and info boards along the Auttiköngäs nature trail. Photo: AT

  • Auttiköngäs Rapids are one of the best sights of the area. Photo: AT

    Auttiköngäs Rapids are one of the best sights of the area. Photo: AT

  • There are vantage points along the Auttiköngäs nature trail that offer great views over River Auttijoki. Photo: AT

    There are vantage points along the Auttiköngäs nature trail that offer great views over River Auttijoki. Photo: AT

  • Forest in Auttiköngäs is undisturbed and old. Photo: AT

    Forest in Auttiköngäs is undisturbed and old. Photo: AT

  • The Auttiköngäs nature trail runs in undisturbed forests and it is marked with paint. Photo: AT

    The Auttiköngäs nature trail runs in undisturbed forests and it is marked with paint. Photo: AT

  • There are magnificent rocks along the nature trail. Photo: AT

    There are magnificent rocks along the nature trail. Photo: AT

  • River Auttijoki is crossed safely on a hanging bridge. Photo: AT

    River Auttijoki is crossed safely on a hanging bridge. Photo: AT

  • The Auttijoki lean-to is located at about halfway along the nature trail. The lean-to sits in a beautiful spot on the riverside. Photo: AT

    The Auttijoki lean-to is located at about halfway along the nature trail. The lean-to sits in a beautiful spot on the riverside. Photo: AT

  • The Auttijoki lean-to is a good spot for making coffee. Photo: AT

    The Auttijoki lean-to is a good spot for making coffee. Photo: AT

  • Hikers can enjoy the warmth of a campfire with their packed lunch at the Auttijoki lean-to. Photo: AT

    Hikers can enjoy the warmth of a campfire with their packed lunch at the Auttijoki lean-to. Photo: AT

  • The steepest section of the Auttiköngäs nature trail have steps to ease the journey. Photo: AT

    The steepest section of the Auttiköngäs nature trail have steps to ease the journey. Photo: AT

  • There is a large boulder along the nature trail. Photo: AT

    There is a large boulder along the nature trail. Photo: AT

  • There is a massive nature tower on top of Konkäänvaara Hill. It is a great spot for observing the area’s nature and viewing hill scenery. Photo: AT

    There is a massive nature tower on top of Konkäänvaara Hill. It is a great spot for observing the area’s nature and viewing hill scenery. Photo: AT

  • The Auttiköngäs log-drivingcabin is near the parking area and an accessible trail goes to the cabin. The log-floating cabin’s exhibition allows you to explore the area’s log-floating history or enjoy a packed lunch. There is a fireplace, table and benches. Photo: AT

    The Auttiköngäs log-drivingcabin is near the parking area and an accessible trail goes to the cabin. The log-floating cabin’s exhibition allows you to explore the area’s log-floating history or enjoy a packed lunch. There is a fireplace, table and benches. Photo: AT

  • A new cabin cafe was opened at Auttiköngäs in summer 2013. Photo: AT

    A new cabin cafe was opened at Auttiköngäs in summer 2013. Photo: AT

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. The forest in the Auttiköngäs area is so old that it can be called a primary or virgin forest. There has never been any organised logging in the area.

The Auttiköngäs Nature Trail passes on both sides of Auttijoki in varying and relatively difficult terrain. Steps have been built on the hillsides with resting places to make climbing easier. At the nature tower on the peak of Könkäänvaara, your efforts will be rewarded with gorgeous scenery. When it is dry, you do not need rubber boots on this trail, which crosses the river on a suspension bridge. There are nature information boards along the trail, so you should allow a couple of hours for the round. The Auttiköngäs nature trail is 3.2 km long, marked, and circular.

There are two lean-tos along the nature trail with campfire sites. One is next to the parking area and the other halfway around the nature trail near the suspension bridge. Outhouses and woodsheds can be found at the lean-tos. The Auttiköngäs Log Driving Cabin is a day-trip cabin near the parking area. Making an open fire is only permitted at the constructed campfire sites using the provided firewood.

Directions: drive 2.6 km out of Rovaniemi along Sodankyläntie; turn right on Kuusamontie; drive 49.3 km to Vanttauskoski; turn right on Kuusamontie; drive 1.5 km; turn left on Kuusamontie; drive 27.5 km; turn left on Auttikönkääntie; drive 1.2 km to the parking area. There is a regular bus connection between Rovaniemi and Posio. There is a bus stop at the Auttiköngäs intersection. The starting point of the nature trail is in the parking area.

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4.6/5
Seppo 9/5/2013 3:41 PM
Hienot maisemat
Aulis 9/6/2013 8:32 AM
Kannaattaa käydä kauempaakin.
Eija 11/8/2013 1:02 PM
Muutaman kerran olen kävellyt reitin, suosittelen lämpimästi.
Mari 6/11/2016 8:04 PM
Hienot maisemat, ja mukavasti infotauluja polun lomassa. Kannattaa ehdottomasti käydä!

Information

  • Length: 3.24 km
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate trail Intermediate trail
  • Time: 3 h
  • Viewed: 10647
  • Latitude: 66.2882298848841
  • Longitude: 27.2016712468889

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