Väinö Kataja statue

The statue of Väinö Kataja, also sculpted by Ensio Seppänen, is located in the town centre. It was revealed on 13 August 1972 in honour of the lifework of Väinö Kataja, an author from Ylitornio.

He lived in 1867–1914 and was known for his depictions of everyday life in Ylitornio and the broader region of Southern Lapland. His published works include novels, short stories, stories and plays. His best-known work is Koskenlaskijan morsian (The Logroller’s Bride), which has also been made into a movie. A cabin now stands at the site of Väinö Kataja’s home. His work is showcased there during the summer months.


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- Shop nearby
- Pets allowed
- Disabled accessible
- Railway station nearby
- Restaurant nearby
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for couples