Rovaniemi , Finland


Duration :   5 Hours
The Price :   115.00
Aavasaksa is a sharp-edged hill in Ylitornio municipality in Finnish Lapland. It has an elevation of 242 metres (794 ft). Aavasaksa is famous for its sights both towards Finland and Sweden, and it is included to the list of the National landscapes of Finland. Emperor Alexander II of Russia visited the site in 1876. Decorative hunting cabin Keisarinmaja is one of the buildings on top of the hill; it is now used as a cafe.
Due to Aavasaksa’s distinctive elevation above other nearby hills, it was first used by Pierre Louis Maupertuis in the French Geodesic Mission (1736–1737), and later became part of the Struve Geodetic Arc. As a result of this, UNESCO named Aavasaksa a World Heritage Site, along with the 33 other sites used in the Struve Geodetic Arc.
Aavasaksa is often considered the southernmost point in Finland where the midnight sun is literally visible. The hill is surrounded by rivers running next to it: Torne River to the west and the smaller Tengeliö river to the east and north.
We also visit Swedish village Övertorneå.
Övertorneå or Ylitornio is a locality and the seat of Övertorneå Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 1,917 inhabitants in 2010.
It is located at the shore of the Torne River, opposite to Ylitornio (Övertorneå is Swedish for Ylitornio). Övertorneå means Upper Torneå, based on a division of the Torneå parish in two parts in the 16th century. Until the border between Sweden and Finland was drawn at the Torne River in 1809, the two villages on both sides of the river were one.
We will see old church, the building of old railway station and very nice landscape.


Duration: ~ 05:00
Included: Transfer, guiding service, lunch on the fire.
Minimum of 2 persons paying a full price

  • Adults: 115,00 €
  • Children: 85,00 €
  • Infants: 0,00 €

What's Included

  • Family trip
  • Lunch
  • Transfer


  • Attractions