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  • Tunturilammet Lapp hut

    The Tunturilammet Sami Hut is on the north-western side of Käyräs Fell, 55.9 km north of Rovaniemi. The spacious, log-built hut is on the northern shore of a pond. It features a fireplace and benches. There is a woodshed and outhouse nearby...
  • Tunturilampi lean-to

    The Tunturilampi Lean-to is 63.5 km east of Rovaniemi on the shore of Tunturilampi (Fell Pond), just over the border, in the municipal area of Kemijärvi. The small log-built lean-to is next to a snowmobile trail, featuring a campfire site, woodshed, outhouse and waste bin...
  • Ukkoharri lean-to

    The Ukkoharri Lean-to is 24.4 km north-east of Rovaniemi by the Vikaköngäs rapids in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area. The log-built lean-to is on a spit in the lower section of the rapids, featuring a campfire site, benches, woodshed and outhouse...
    5.0/5
  • Ulkujärvi wilderness hut

    The Ulkujärvi Wilderness Hut is 43.5 km east of Rovaniemi, on the northern shore of Ulkujärvi, or Ulku Lake, in Herankaira. The Kivijoki river runs near the lean-to, which flows to the Ulku Lake. The area is quite secluded and suits those seeking peace and quiet. There are no marked trails in the area...
  • Ulkujoki lean-to

    The Ulkujoki Lean-to is around 41 km east of Rovaniemi, by the point where Ulkujoki, or the Ulku River, runs into the lake Vanttausjärvi. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed and waste bins. There is also an old mill, a boat dock and berths in the area. A snowmobiling trail passes around 200 m from the lean-to...
    1.0/5
  • Vaarala lean-to

    The Vaarala Lean-to is 7.6 km east of the Rovaniemi city centre on a grass field by the Kemi River. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site. There is also a beach nearby...
  • Vaattunkijoki lean-to

    The Vaattunkijoki Lean-to is 23.1 km north-east of Rovaniemi, in a beautiful spot on the bank of Vaattunkijoki, or the Vaattunki River. It features a campfire site, benches, woodshed and outhouse...
  • Vaattunkilampi lean-to

    The Vaattunkilampi Lean-to is 23.1 km north-east of Rovaniemi, close to the shore of the Vaattunkilampi pond along the Könkäiden Trail in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse...
  • Vaattunkivaara nature trail

    The Vaattunkivaara Nature 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, water-logged 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
  • Vaattunkivaara observation tower

    The Vaattunkivaara Observation Tower is on Vaattunkivaara, or Vaattunki Hill, 24.4 km north-east of Rovaniemi, in the Arctic Circle Hiking Area, a wilderness destination ideal for year-round outdoor recreation with diverse hiking trails and conveniences. The signature features of the landscape are rugged hills, open water-logged string bogs and Raudanjoki, or the Raudan River, with its spectacular rapids and lush shoreline forest. The massive observation tower is on a rocky hilltop along the Könkäiden Trail. You can access the observation deck via stairs and an intermediate platform...
  • Välijoki lean-to

    The Välijoki (Väli River) Lean-to is 30.1 km south of Rovaniemi in Haukitaipale, next to the road on the bank of Vähäjoki. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site. There is also a beach nearby...
    2.0/5
  • Vanttausjärvi lean-to

    The Vanttausjärvi Lean-to is 39.4 km east of Rovaniemi on the shore of Vanttausjärvi, or Vanttaus Lake. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site. There is also a boat ramp and beach in the area...
  • Vanttausjokisuu lean-to

    The Vanttausjokisuu Lean-to is 46.9 km east of Rovaniemi on the bank of the Kemi River at the mouth of Vanttausjoki, or the Vanttaus River. The spacious lean-to has two sections that share a campfire site with benches. There is also a woodshed, outhouse and waste bin nearby...
  • Vianaapa bird-watching tower

    Arrival instructions: Vaattunki is located in the Arctic Circle hiking area, on the east side of Rovaniemi–Sodankylä road. At approx. 20 km from Rovaniemi to north, turn right in accordance with the signposts and drive on a dirt road for 2 km to the Vaattunkiköngäs hiking trail gate. The distance from the trail gate to the Vianaapa bird-watching tower is approx...
    4.5/5
  • View of Maantiekatu, around the 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...
  • Vikajärvi lean-to

    The Vikajärvi Lean-to is 26.3 km north-east of Rovaniemi, next to a beach on the shore of Vikajärvi, or Vika Lake, at the mouth of Raudanjoki. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse...
  • Vikaköngäs accessible trail

    The Vikaköngäs Accessible Trail is in Vikajärvi, 24.8 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’s trail network is diverse and has several resting places, offering visitors of all ages a variety of hiking destinations...
  • Vikaköngäs lean-to

    Vikaköngäs lean-to is located approximately 24.8 km northeast of the center of Rovaniemi, in the camping area of the Arctic Circle, on Vikaköngäs shore. Vikakönkää has two lean-to and fireplaces. From the lean-tos there is a stunning view of the sparkling rapids of Vikaköngäs all year round. There are benches and tables nearby...
    4.0/5
  • Virikkolampi lean-to

    The Virikkolampi Lean-to is around 5 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre on the shore of the pond Virikkolampi on the southern side of the Pöyliövaara hill, along the Virikkolampi Trail. The log-built lean-to offers a view over the pond and features a campfire site, table, benches, woodshed and outhouse. There is also another campfire site with benches nearby...
    3.4/5
  • Virikkolampi trail

    The Virikkolampi Trail is in Pöyliövaara, a hill 3.1 km south of the Rovaniemi city centre and the Kemi River. In the winter, there are cross-country ski trails that connect to the ski trail network of Ounasvaara. Pöyliövaara is a popular berry-picking site in the summer. The circular Virikkolampi Trail is 6,8 km long...
    1.1/5
  • Vuoskuojansuu lean-to

    The Vuoskuojansuu Lean-to is 40.2 km east of Rovaniemi on the bank of the Kemi River. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site, woodshed and outhouse. There is a boat ramp on the shore...
  • Wiiri boat, 1910s

    Although Rovaniemi was accessible by rail in the 1910s, northbound road connections from Rovaniemi were still rather modest. Steamboats Wiiri and Wanttaus transported passengers upstream from Lainaanranta along rivers Kemijoki and Ounasjoki in the 1910s. When cars became more frequent, the boat connections were considered slow and were terminated at the end of the 1920s...
  • Workers’ hall, 1920s

    The hall of the local workers’ association built in part as voluntary work by loggers served as the headquarters of the Red Guards during the Finnish Civil War in 1918. In February 1918, the White Guards had a strong hold on Rovaniemi and the local workers’ association did not get the hall back for their own use until 1920. The building burnt down during the Lapland War in 1944, but a new hall was built at the site in 1949...
  • Ylä-Mellalampi lean-to

    The Ylä-Mellalampi Lean-to is 25.4 km north-west of Rovaniemi on the northern shore of the pond Ylä-Mellalampi. The log-built lean-to features a campfire site and outhouse. You can find firewood at both ends of the lean-to...
    3.5/5
  • Yli-Nampa lean-to

    The Yli-Nampa Lean-to is 39.3 km north-east of Rovaniemi, next to a beach on the shore of the lake Yli-Nampa. The lean-to features a campfire site and an outhouse...
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