Final Resting Place by River Ounasjoki
Location: Western Lapland, Kittilä (www.kittila.fi)
Address: Koirasuvannontie 45, 99100 Kittilä
Visit: Summer and autumn are the best times of year to visit the Kurjenpolvi graveyard. There is no entrance fee. The site is not staffed and there is no winter maintenance.
Instructions and rules: The Kurjenpolvi Graveyard is a fixed relic site, which may not be excavated, covered or damage in any way under the Antiquities Act (www.museovirasto.fi). Campfires are also prohibited.
Sights and Activities: Visit the local graveyard representing the Christian burial traditions of western Finland and enjoy the tranquillity of the River Ounasjoki's low, open landscape. The dead were buried in timber frames built into the ground. Today, the graves are visible as depressions in the ground.
Services: Information board
Suitability: An easy-to-reach destination with a special atmosphere. The destination is not, however, suitable for disabled visitors.
The address of this page: www.nationalparks.fi/kurjenpolvi
The site is managed by Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland, Lapland.