Provided by: Sami Keinänen

Hunting

Hunting is a big part of our culture and traditions here in the north, and it has been ever since the first people moved up here to the north after the last ice age. With the closeness to nature, we have a unique opportunity to follow the populations, recognize individuals and get a good understanding of what happens with the game, this securing the sustainable hunting of a viable wildlife population. Our wish is to share our love of hunting and wildlife with you, whether you prefer to do it with a camera or through the scope.
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Saunaevening under the stars, Kangos

Shed the stress, loosen tight muscles and untangle your thoughts while sitting in the hot log sauna by the Lainio River. Feel the steam roll through the room after water was poured on the hot stones. Take a dip in the snow or dive into the river to cool off. Let your mind wander, or just have a good time and a cold beer. There are many ways to enjoy a sauna, but there is always the same result: a comfortably relaxed body and mind. We also have a hot tub on the terrace by the river, if you rather enjoy fresh air and warm water instead of the sauna.
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Do & See

The Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Geodetic Arc runs through ten countries, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Sweden has seven measurement points and four of them are on the World Heritage List. They are found on the mountains Tynnyrilaki, Jupukka, Pullinki and Perävaara located in the municipalities of Kiruna, Pajala, Övertorneå and Haparanda. Jupukka within Pajala about 10 km from Pajala center along Rv 99. Up on the mountain has an expansive view.
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Do & See

Leastadiuspörtet/Museum, Pajala

Laestadiuspörtet and Café open during the summer Laestadiuspörtet actually consists of two different buildings. One part of the cabin was moved to Pajala from the former church site in Kengis in the 1850s. Laestadiuspörtet became the residence of the Pajala's first pastor, the temperance campaigner, botanist and scientist Lars Levi Laestadius. He lived there from 1849 until his death in 1861, only 61 years old. He died in this old rectory in the chamber lying on a bearskin on the floor. Laestadiuspörtet used for many years after his death as a tenant house and was used during World War II as a military barracks. Open during the summer with tours and a café. Other times booked tours.
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Kengis foundry

The foundry at Kengis rapids is a monument to the bygone industrial epoch which began in the 1640's. The background to the foundry's origins are iron ore discovery in Masugnsbyn year 1642. The find was made, according to legend, by a squirrel hunter. Hunter missed its target, with bow and arrow, but did not want to lose his valuable arrow so he followed the path of the arrow. The arrow was found on a rock, and when it was disconnected he felt the iron-shod tip was pulled against the stone. It was found to contain magnetic iron ore, magnetite.
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