Vital Villages - Salla Village Tour

Riutukka, Old Log Rafting Area

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Description:
The National Board of Antiquities has restored some of the buildings and the log rafting pipe in 1991-92. Raakunjoki river is connected to large Kemijoki waterway, and the total length of the rafting routes has been almost 4000km. Rafting started in the late 1800´s. In 1930´s unemployment was severe, and log rafting was very important for the area. Riutukka is not a museum, it is restored for the use of reindeer herders, local people and tourists.

Directions:
From Salla 39 km to Kemijärvi direction. In Joutsijärvi turn left (Kuusamo), drive 16km. Turn left (Raakku), drive 5km. Turn right, drive 3km. The place is on the right.

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