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Auttiköngäs accessible trail

  • Old work machines needed to make a winter road are on display along the accessible trail going to the museum. Photo: AT

    Old work machines needed to make a winter road are on display along the accessible trail going to the museum. Photo: AT

  • An old snowplough along the accessible trail going to the museum. Photo: AT

    An old snowplough along the accessible trail going to the museum. Photo: AT

  • There is an accessible trail to the Auttiköngäs log-floating cabin. Photo: AT

    There is an accessible trail to the Auttiköngäs log-floating cabin. Photo: AT

  • A museum building displaying the history of lumbering in Auttiköngäs. Photo: AT

    A museum building displaying the history of lumbering in Auttiköngäs. Photo: AT

  • Auttiköngäs museum from the inside Photo: AT

    Auttiköngäs museum from the inside Photo: AT

  • Auttiköngäs museum exhibition board Photo: AT

    Auttiköngäs museum exhibition board Photo: AT

  • The Auttiköngäs museum displays, for example, old tools that were used in lumbering. Photo: AT

    The Auttiköngäs museum displays, for example, old tools that were used in lumbering. Photo: AT

  • The short Auttiköngäs accessible trail is entirely covered by duckboards. Photo: AT

    The short Auttiköngäs accessible trail is entirely covered by duckboards. Photo: AT

  • A short accessible trail continues from the log-floating cabin to the museum building. Photo: AT

    A short accessible trail continues from the log-floating cabin to the museum building. Photo: AT

  • The log-driving cabin is equipped with a fireplace, table and benches. A photograph exhibition on the log-floating culture is displayed on the walls. Photo: AT

    The log-driving cabin is equipped with a fireplace, table and benches. A photograph exhibition on the log-floating culture is displayed on the walls. Photo: AT

  • The patio of the Auttiköngäs log-floating cabin. Photo: AT

    The patio of the Auttiköngäs log-floating cabin. Photo: AT

  • The Auttiköngäs accessible trail runs to the vantage point. Photo: AT

    The Auttiköngäs accessible trail runs to the vantage point. Photo: AT

  • An accessible trail runs from the parking area to the Auttiköngäs lean-to. Photo: AT

    An accessible trail runs from the parking area to the Auttiköngäs lean-to. 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 cabin cafe from the inside. Photo: AT

    Auttiköngäs cabin cafe from the inside. Photo: AT

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. There has never been any organised logging in the area.

A 50-metre long, 1-metre wide accessible duckboard trail leads from the Auttiköngäs parking area to a log-driving cabin. There is also a shorter accessible duckboard trail from the parking area to the brink of the Auttiköngäs ravine, where there is an observation deck. Both trails are classified as difficult wheelchair trails (trail longitudinal gradient over 8%), so an assistant might be necessary.

The log-driving cabin, which is a day-trip cabin, and the lean-to next to the parking area are resting places suitable for the physically disabled. The outhouse at the parking area is also suitable for the disabled. Making an open fire is only permitted at the constructed campfire sites using the provided firewood.

Directions: drive 2.6 km out of Rovaniemi on 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. Buses travel regularly between Rovaniemi and Posio. There is a bus stop in the Auttiköngäs intersection. The accessible trail starts from the parking area.

Information

  • Length: 0.14 km
  • Difficulty level: Demanding Wheelchair Trail Demanding Wheelchair Trail
  • Time: 1 h
  • Viewed: 7557
  • Latitude: 66.288859481659
  • Longitude: 27.201620836566

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