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  • Könkäänvaara nature tower

    The Könkäänvaara Nature Tower is 70.1 km east of Rovaniemi on top of Könkäänvaara, or Könkään Hill, in the Auttiköngäs area, an excellent day-trip destination. It is easy to reach and has a magnificent landscape. The area’s main attraction is the 16-metre-high Auttiköngäs Falls. The forest in the Auttiköngäs area is so old that it can be called a primary or virgin forest...
  • Könkäänvaara trail

    The Könkäänvaara Trail is in Vikajärvi, 20.9 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open string bogs, and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and has several resting places, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations...
    3.5/5
  • Könkäiden Polku trail

    The Könkäiden Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 24.7 km from Rovaniemi toward Sodankylä. It is part of the Arctic Circle hiking area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation. The landscape's signature features are rugged hills, open string bogs, and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area’s trail network is diverse and has several resting places, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations...
  • Kontonulki observation trail

    The Kontonulkki Scenery Trail is 33.9 km north-west of Rovaniemi, in Marraskoski. There are many high hills and beautiful lakes in the area. The Kontonulkki Scenery Trail starts from the end of a forest road and turns into a pleasant forest path. The one-way length of the path is 1.8 km, and it is open during the snow-free season...
    4.3/5
  • Kontonulkki lean-to

    The Kontonulkki Lean-to is around 34 km north-west of Rovaniemi in Marraskoski. The log-built lean-to is on top of the hill Kontonulkki, offering great views of the surrounding lakes. It features a campfire site and woodshed. There is an observation tower next to the lean-to...
    3.7/5
  • Kontonulkki observation tower

    The Kontonulkki observation tower is located at approx. 34 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi to north-west on top of Kontonulkki in Marraskoski. The low-rise uncovered tower is similar to elk-hunting towers. The observation tower is situated on top of Kontonulkki at the height of approx...
    3.0/5
  • Konttinen, 1910s

    The Konttinen Manor depicted from across River Kemijoki. The Konttinen Manor was commissioned by Norwegian timber businessman Terje Olsen in late 19th century. As of 1900, the manor housed the forest division of the Kemi company operating in the wood processing industry. The building was destroyed in the air raids of Rovaniemi in 1940...
  • Korkalovaara nature trail

    The Korkalovaara Nature Trail is located around 3.6 km west of the city centre of Rovaniemi. Korkalovaara, or Korkalo Hill, is one of the hills surrounding the city, and it has been developed since the 1960s. The top of the northern side has been reserved for recreational use. The area features a tennis hall and a small ski slope and diverse ski trails...
    2.9/5
  • Korkalovaara nature trail lean-to

    The Korkalovaara Nature Trail Lean-to is on a small hill 4.6 km north-west of the city centre of Rovaniemi. Two log-built lean-tos face each other with a campfire site in the middle and benches on both sides. There is a woodshed nearby...
    2.3/5
  • Köyryn venevalkama lean-to

    The Köyry Marina Lean-to is 39.2 km east of Rovaniemi on the shore of Köyryjärvi, or Köyry Lake. The beautiful lake with its several islands is a great destination for fishing and boating within a reasonable distance from the city centre of Rovaniemi. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site surrounded by benches, as well as a woodshed, outhouse, boat ramp and berths nearby...
  • Kunettikoski wilderness hut

    The Kunettikoski wilderness hut is around 58 km north-west of Rovaniemi, between Kaitaselkä and Kunettiselkä, less than 100 m from the east shore of Meltausjoki. The spacious cabin has a stove, two tables and benches, and bunks with mattresses for around 10 people. There is a woodshed and an outhouse near the hut. Pets are allowed inside, only if all other possible visitors agree...
  • Kuninkaanlaavu lean-to

    The Kuninkaanlaavu lean-to is located at Santavaara Hill at approx. 7.6 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi to north.  The Kuninkaanlaavu is a log-built lean-to constructed on bare rocks. There is another board-built lean-to next to it. The lean-to offers magnificent views over River Ounasjoki and villages Ylikylä and Nivankylä...
    3.8/5
  • Kuolavaara lean-to

    The Kuolavaara Lean-to is 7.5 km south-west of the Rovaniemi city centre along Imarintie. The log-built lean-to is on top of Kuolavaara Hill along a fitness trail in a pine forest. It features a campfire site and woodshed...
    4.0/5
  • Kurijärvi lean-to

    The Kurijärvi Lean-to is 9.3 km south-east of the Rovaniemi city centre on the shore of Kurijärvi, or Kuri Lake. The log-built lean-to is in a patch of forest with massive trees on the lakeshore, featuring a campfire site, benches, a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin. There are steps from the lean-to to the shore...
    3.6/5
  • Lähde lean-to

    The Lähde Lean-to is 3.8 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre along the Virikkolampi trail in Pöyliövaara. The log-built lean-to is on the edge of a dry coniferous forest, featuring a campfire site and a woodshed...
    2.5/5
  • Lähdelampi lean-to

    The Lähdelampi Lean-to is 3.2 km south of Rovaniemi on the shore of Lähdelampi, a pond in Pöyliövaara. The large board-built lean-to features a campfire site, table and benches. There is a woodshed. Directions: drive 3.9 km out of the city centre of Rovaniemi along the Kajaanintie road, which turns into Ranuantie; turn right on Kemijoen itäpuolentie; drive 500 m; turn left on Kotikairantie; drive 400 m to the starting point of the Pöyliövaara accessible trail...
    4.5/5
  • Lauri’s workshop, 1950s

    Johannes Lauri established a company called Laurin Tuotteetand a knife factory in 1924. Besides knives, products made of reindeer antlers and bone were produced by the workshop, for example, as souvenirs. The original production building was destroyed during the Lapland War and a new one was built at its site. The current workshop and shop operate in a house built in the late 19th century that was transferred from the village of Namma to the workshop’s courtyard in the 1970s...
  • Lehtojärvi bird-watching tower

    Arrival instructions: Lake Lehtojärvi is located on the south side of the road leading from Pello to Sinettä (road 83). There is a parking area approx. 7 km from Sinettä to west that presents the Lehtojärvi cultural tour and village park. The distance from the parking area to the bird-watching tower is approx...
    2.0/5
  • Lehtojärvi lean-to

    The Lehtojärvi Lean-to is around 23 km north-west of Rovaniemi on the northern shore of Lehtojärvi, or Lehto Lake. The log-built lean-to is by a beach, equipped with a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse...
  • Log floating on River Kemijoki, 1960

    The log floating on River Kemijoki began in the 1860s. Felling usually ended in March and then the logs were stored upstream, marked and measured. In the spring, the logs were debarked and, once the river had thawed, the floating of the logs along rivers to steam sawmills of the south began. The fall log floating started after salmon fishing ended on 15 August...
  • Lohiniva lean-to

    The Lohiniva Lean-to is around 82 km north of Rovaniemi in Lohiniva, on the bank of the Ounas River. The log-built lean-to is next to a bridge in the village centre. It features a campfire site with log benches, a woodshed and outhouse, as well as a boat ramp nearby...
  • Louevaara

    Testitiedosto aluemaisesta kohteetsta Louevaaran vanhojen metsien suojelualueesta...
  • Louevaara wilderness hut

    The Louevaara Wilderness Hut is located in the old-growth forest conservation area of Louevaara, or Loue Hill, 25.9 km south-west of Rovaniemi. It is amidst a spruce forest on top of the beautiful Louevaara, around 240 m above sea level.  The Louevaara Wilderness Hut is a former fire watchman’s log-built cabin, reasonably spacious and warm enough for staying overnight even in the winter. The scenic Kuusilampi lake is located about 500 metres from the hut, and you can reach via the trail starting from the hut...
    3.0/5
  • Luonua lean-to

    The Luonua Lean-to is around 25 km north of Rovaniemi along Kittiläntie, on the bank of Luonuajoki, or the Luonua River. The Ounas River also flows around 100 m away. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site and woodshed, as well as a boat ramp into Luonuajoki...
  • Luppo Lapp hut

    The Luppo Sami Hut is located 31.1 km east of Rovaniemi, in a beautiful spot on the shore of Luppojärvi, or Luppo Lake. The log-built hut is equipped with a fireplace and bunks. There is a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin in the yard. Directions: drive 2.6 km out of the Rovaniemi city centre along Sodankyläntie; turn right on Kuusamontie; drive 42.7 km; turn left on Vuoskujärventie; drive 3.9 km; turn left on the forest road; drive 7 km; turn left on the snowmobile trail to the lake shore; continue 200 m to the hut...
    2.0/5
  • Luppojärvi lean-to

    The Luppojärvi Lean-to is 31.1 km east of Rovaniemi on the shore of Luppojärvi, or Luppo Lake. The log-built lean-to is in a beautiful lakeside surrounded by pines. It features a campfire site, woodshed, outhouse and waste bin, as well as a table on the shore...
  • Maantiekatu street, late 1910s

    Maantiekatu used to be the main road of Rovaniemi.  Over 30 shops varying from hardware shops to delicatessens were located along the street in the 1910s, not to mention the Rovaniemi markets. This photograph taken from the old church’s tower shows buildings on Maantiekatu; at the front are the post office and Ida Hannula’s book and paper shop, the Konttinen Manor is visible in the background...
  • Maijasenkylä Nature Trail

    The Maijasenkylä Nature Trail is in Maijanen, a village by the Ounas River, 70.7 km north-west of Rovaniemi. It passes through a charming shoreline pine forest between Kittiläntie and the river. It starts from the parking area as a forest path that joins a wider, gravel-based circular trail. The one-way length of the forest path is 120 m, and the circular trail is 730 m...
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