Aavasaksa scenic path
1. Name of route
Aavasaksa scenic path. Kruununkierros (Crown Tour) trail, Kruununpuisto Park.
2. Length and suitability for day outings and weekend or week-long hikes
Several route options ranging from 400 to 2,600 metres. This path is suitable for day outings.
3. Required level of ability
Easy; the path includes boardwalks and gravel-covered parts.
4. Seasonal suitability
For summer use.
Keisarinmaja (Imperial Lodge) N66 23.856 E23 43.510 Observation tower N66 23.868 E23 43.513 Cafeteria and outdoor stage N66 23.916 E23 43.507 Kruununkierros lean-to shelter, shed and dry toilet N66 23.686 E23 43.512 Accessible observation platform N66 23.960 E23 43.492.
6. Estimated time consumption
You should set aside 1-3 hours to walk the path and see the attractions.
7. Suitable outdoor activity types
8. Route conditions, associated risks and appropriate gear
The rocky patches and boardwalks can be dangerously slippery when wet.
9. Natural and cultural environment
Visitors will come across Lapland’s oldest travel destination on this path. The view from the summit overlooks the beautiful Tornio River Valley and its hill and ridge ranges. One of the measuring points of the Struve Geodetic Arc, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located at the highest point of the hill.
10. Getting there
Several starting points along the Aavasaksantie road. Aurinkomajat holiday village N66 23.369 E23 43.799, main signpost and parking lot N66 23.686 E23 43.512.
11. Responsible for maintenance
Municipality of Ylitornio, tel. +358 400 220 367
12. Other info for users
Coordinates WGS84. Tourist information and local service providers at www.ylitornio.fi