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  • 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...
  • Mäntyvaara – Pohtimolampi outdoor route

    The Mäntyvaara – Pohtimolampi outdoor route is the first outdoor route with outdoor route delivery in Lapland.  The route can be used during the thaw from May to October. Mountain biking is possible on the route at your own risk, due to the structures, the route is demanding for mountain biking. To make mountain biking easier, a strengthened path has been built in the swamp areas between Mäntyvaara and Mellavaara. In winter, a ski track is made on the route between Mäntyvaara and Sinetänpää laavu...
    4.5/5
  • Marraskoski lean-to

    The Marraskoski Lean-to is around 33 km north of Rovaniemi along Kittiläntie, on the bank of the Ounas River. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site with log benches, a woodshed, outhouse and a waste bin, as well as a beach and boat ramp nearby...
  • Marttiini 9 December 1955

    Janne Marttiini established the Marttiini Knife Factory in 1928. As the operations of the factory grew, a functionalist factory building was completed in Vartiokatu street in 1940. The building was partly destroyed in the war, but was repaired right after the war. It is the sole industrial building of Rovaniemi to have survived the war...
  • Mellavaara lean-to

    The Mellavaara Lean-to is 8.7 km west of Rovaniemi, along the Mäntyvaara – Pohtimolampi trail. The log-built lean-to is around 1 km from the Mellalampi pond on the southern edge of the Mellavaara hill, around 40 m from the trail. There is a campfire site, woodshed and waste bin at the lean-to...
  • Meltaus lean-to

    The Meltaus Lean-to is in the village centre of Meltaus on the bank of the Ounas River, around 48 km north of Rovaniemi. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site with benches, a separate table and benches, and a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin nearby. There is a boat ramp on the riverside...
  • Memory trail

    The Cultural Committee of Rovaniemi organised an open environmental art competition in spring 2010. The competition sought a piece or series of pieces that would unite the cultural attractions of Rovaniemi to form a cultural trail. The winning entry was entitled Muistojen reitti(memory trail) and submitted by Liisa Karintaus and Tiia Lepistö. The memory trail leads those going on foot or by bicycle to the historical sites of the city in addition to the cultural attractions of Rovaniemi...
  • Mire trail

    The Mire Trail is located in Vikajärvi, 20.8 km from the city centre of 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...
    5.0/5
  • Möötikkärakka trail

    The Möötikkärakka Trail is located in Songa, about 24.8 km northwest of the center of Rovaniemi, on the slope of Möötikkärakka, which rises on the east shore of Lake Sonkajärvi. Möötikkärakka is a scenic partly rocky hazard, from the top of which there are amazing views of Sonkajärvi and the dangers of the area. The path goes up from the parking area to the east towards the Möötikkärakka viewpoint. At the beginning, the path rises steeply up to the danger, but later becomes gentler, partly following the slope of the danger, finally ending up at the rocky viewpoint of the roof of the danger...
    3.3/5
  • Mottimetsän rengasreitti

    Ajo-ohjeet; Rovaniemen keskustasta Norvajärven suuntaan 11 kilometriä. Käänny Norvan länsitielle, jatka 14 kilometriä. Pysäköintialue on vasemmalla puolella tietä. Pysäköintialue on Norvan länsitien ja Lamminrovantien risteyksessä...
  • Niesi lean-to

    The Niesi Lean-to is in the Niesi village on the bank of Niesijoki, or the Niesi River, around 62 km north of Rovaniemi. The log-built lean-to is near the road, and it features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse...
  • Niilo lean-to

    The Niilo Lean-to is around 15 km south-west of Rovaniemi along Kemijoen itäpuolentie in Seitsenharju. The log-built lean-to is in a pine forest, featuring a campfire site with log benches and a woodshed...
    1.0/5
  • Niskanperä bird-watching tower

    Arrival instructions: The bird-watching tower can be accessed from main road 4 (E 75) via three different village roads heading to east. The junctions to Niskanperä are located at approx. 6 km from Rovaniemi to south. The driving distance from main road 4 to the tower is approx...
  • Niskanperä lean-to

    The Niskanperä Lean-to is 7.2 km south of Rovaniemi in Niskanperä, on an island of the Kemi River. The log-built lean-to is in a shoreline birch grove, featuring a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse. You can access the lean-to via the Kemi River, by boat in the summer and on the ice in the winter...
  • Oitola lean-to

    The Oitola Lean-to is in Sonka, around 25 km north-west of Rovaniemi on the southern shore of Sonkajärvi, or Sonka Lake. The Oitola shore has become a recreational area and venue for different village events. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site with benches, a woodshed and outhouse. There is also a stage, auditorium and boat ramp in the area...
    2.8/5
  • Old Church, 16–17 July 1932

    The photograph shows the Old Church of Rovaniemi at the time of the parish’s 300th anniversary on 16–17 July 1932. The old wooden cruciform church seated 1,200 people, and was located close to the current church. Just before their northbound withdrawal, the German troops set the church on fire with petrol bombs. The new, current church was completed in August 1950...
    3.5/5
  • Olkkajärvi hiking trail

    The Olkkajärvi Hiking 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 the rugged hills, open water-logged string bogs and Raudanjoki with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The hiking area has a diverse network of trails with resting places...
  • Olkkajärvi lean-to

    The Olkkajärvi Lean-to is around 19 km east of Rovaniemi by the eastern shore of Olkkajärvi, or Olkka Lake. The log-built lean-to is by a coniferous forest around 140 m from the shore. It features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse...
    5.0/5
  • Olkkajärvi marina lean-to

    The Olkkajärvi Marina Lean-to is 16.5 km north-east of Rovaniemi on the shore of Olkkajärvi. The log-built lean-to is between Sodankyläntie and the lake, featuring a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse. There is also a marina, boat ramp, beach and changing cubicles for swimmers in the area...
  • Ounaskoski bridge, 1930s

    The railway from Rovaniemi to Kemijärvi was completed in 1934. On the first part of the route, large and expensive bridges needed to be built, such as the Ounaskoski bridge. The old bridge in the photograph was used only for about 10 years, because the German troops blew it up when withdrawing from Lapland in October 1944. The current bridge was completed in 1951...
  • Ounaspaviljonki lean-to

    The Ounaspaviljonki lean-to is located at approx. 2.6 km from the city centre of Rovaniemi in the Sodankylä direction in the Ounaspaviljonki area. Also the Koivusaari nature trail is nearby. It is a nature destination suited for spring, summer and autumn excursions...
  • Ounasvaara lean-to, Väiski lean-to

    The Ounasvaara Lean-to (also known as Väiski’s Lean-to) is 6.8 km east of Rovaniemi on the Ounasvaara Hill. The log-built lean-to is along a fitness/ski trail on the east side of Ounasvaara. The lean-to features a campfire site and woodshed. In the winter, walking is prohibitted on the ski trail...
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