Valtavaara Hill is a known scenic lookout point, from where visitors can see all the way to Lake Kitkajärvi in northern Kuusamo and to Kuontivaara Hill in the west.

Photo: Minna Koramo

Juhannuskallio Cliffs and Pirunkirkko Cave

The caves at Juhannuskallio Cliffs have been a well-known tourist attraction for a long time. The area's largest cave Pirunkirkko Cave and the smaller caves surrounding it are located in a steep cliff by the road leading to Rukatunturi Fell (www.ruka.fi). The caves attract climbers and at one time it was such a popular spot that a guestbook was even kept there.

The trail leads across the top of Juhannuskallio Cliffs. We recommend that you remain on marked trails as the rocky terrain may be dangerous and there are threatened plant species growing there, which are best protected if people do not step on them.

Pyhävaara Hill

Pyhävaara Hill is located to the south of Rukatunturi Fell. The boulder which was a Lapp place of worship in the 1830s still stands on the peak of Pyhävaara. This is probably how the hill got its name as ‘pyhä' is the Finnish word for ‘holy'. It was considered a very important place of worship by the Lapps. The bare rock wall which is lit by the setting sun is a wondrous sight.

We recommend that while anywhere in the Pyhävaara area you remain on marked trails as the rocky terrain may be dangerous and there are threatened plant species growing there, which are best protected if people do not step on them.

Konttainen. Photo: Minna KoramoKonttainen Hill

Konttainen Hill is a bare peaked scenic lookout point located on Karhunkierros Trail. It is by a parking area on the north side of road 8694 (Virkkula-Vuotunki). Hiking structures on the hill make climbing up and down the hill easier.