Pello Landmarks

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Pello Landmarks

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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    In 1736-1737 was conducted a French expedition to determine the shape of the Earth. It was led by French mathematician and philosopher Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis.. Maupertuis expedition’s purpose was to perform measurements to determine whether the Earth was round or flattened at its poles. Maupertuis was one of the leading philosophers and scientists of the Age of Enlightenment of the French Academy of Sciences.
    Maupertuis was accompanied by Alexis Claude Clairaut, Charles Étienne Louis Camus and Pierre Charles Le Monnier, all astronomers themselves. The expedition also included Reginald Outhier, and Swedish scientists, the famous Anders Celsius and Anders Hellant.
    Northernmost measurement site was the Kittisvaara Mountain, located about 3 km north of the Pello’s center. A Maupertuis Memorial was erected on Kittisvaara Mountain in 1956 to commemorate the expedition. The monument as such is rather modest but actually the whole Mountain Kittis creates the memorial with unique views over Tornio Valley. By visiting the site you can experience the views that the unique scientists lived in 18th century.

    The access to site is easy in summer : in winter apparently you need skis or snow snow shoes to visit it.
    Written 2 February 2016
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    A unique way to cross the Arctic Circle Line, national border and time zone border in winter in Juoksenki Village in Pello! You must take the 1 km road which is constructed by local people over the Tornio / Torne River. You can take the road by car, walking or cross-country skiing. This road is connecting in winter the two Arctic Circle villages: Juoksenki in Finnish Lapland and Juoksengi in Swedish Lapland.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    Juoksenki is beautiful and cute Arctic Circle village in Finnish Lapland around 25 km south of Pello's center. You can find there a place to cross the Arctic Circle and local services. In winter the "must" in Juoksenki is the Arctic Circle ice road which enable you to go to Swedish Lapland and visit the Swedish Arctic Circe village called Juoksengi village, which is located on the other side of the Tornio River.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    Oranki Art is a really cool and revolutionary environmental art exhibition organized by several artists in the middle of a beautiful Finnish forest landscape. The exhibition is located on a wooded ridge near the village of Orajärvi, about 25 km north of the Pello centre in Finnish Lapland. The very first exhibition took place already in 2001 and every year you can see new pieces of art and old ones (some of them might be 5-10 years old). The surface of the area is large and there tens of piece of art, so you have in same time the opportunity walk couple of kilometers in the beautiful Finnish nature. My favourite ones are the statues of the local artist Essi Korva .

    The entrance to the art zone is free and area is open to the public between end June and end of September.
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    The Pieskänjupuka Scenic Trail in Pello in Finnish Lapland is approximately 1,6 kilometers long, but it requires a rather good physical fitness as the path ascends a steep slope all the way to the top of the hill. However, the climb is worthwhile because from the summit, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of Miekojärvi Lake, which is one of the biggest lakes of Finnish Lapland. The stunning landscape at the top of Pieskänjupukka is often compared to the national scenery of Koli in East of Finland. The trail begins at the shore of Miekojärvi Lake (Pakisjärventie), which is also accessible by car. The parking space is rather limited. Look out for color-coded markers along the trail. It is really worth exploring this beautiful trail and enjoy the breathtaking vistas!
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    The church of Turtola in Pello located in a great location along the Tornio River. Next to the church, a nice view opens up the village of Svanstein in Swedish Lapland. The original church was been destroyed in 1944 by German Army. All that remains of the old church are its stone steps, which have been preserved. With donations primarily coming from USA, the new beautiful white church was completed in 1953.

    In Turtola’s World War II heroes’ cemetery, there is an impressive fighter-themed monument made by sculptor Kalervo Kallio. The warrior statue includes several interesting details. The fighter’s has genuine Lapland “lapikkaat” boots. The sharp looking fighter is holding the legendary submachine gun, Suomi-konepistooli, in his hands, with the barrel facing to Russia.
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    Puolukkamaan Pirtit / Reindeer Lake Resort reindeer farm in Pello, located some 70 km (50 min) from Rovaniemi offers reindeer rides and reindeer farm visits (visit in winter and in summer: reindeer rides naturally only in winter when snow). The site, on the bank of Puolamajärvi Lake, is great and very peaceful. This reindeer farm offers also accommodation.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • ReindeermanLapland
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    Romantic rapids on Tornionjoki River in the Southern part of Pello, close to Arctic Circle Village Juoksenki in Finnish Lapland. It is a peaceful place, ideal for a picnic. There is a good parking with an easy access in summer. Great place to feel the Lapland's nature in summer.
    Written 5 February 2024
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