Vital Villages - Salla Village Tour

Kelloselkä-Aatsinki, a Canoe Route and a Hiking Route

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Description:
*Canoe Route
The upper course of Aatsinki River is peaceful, calm, narrow, and the water is clear. The river runs slowly between fells through the Aatsinki lakes in the village, and there is a river connection all the way to Saija and Savukoski.ONLY CANOE ROUTE, NO CANOE RENTING.You can get more info about this route from the Tourist Info in Salla (number 22).

Directions: From Salla 16km to Savukoski direction. Turn right (Aatsinki). Drive 6km, mostly gravel road. Turn right (Mailboxes and “UKK-reitti” sign in the crossing). Drive the gravel road 10km to the starting point. NOTE! This last part might be closed during very poor road conditions (usually this happens only in early spring time).


*Hiking Route Wanha Aatsinki
The Old Aatsinki Road connects the villages of Kelloselkä and Aatsinki. It partially follows an old mail delivering route. Here you can see hill views, lakes and the villages. This 18km round trip is suitable for hiking and cycling; in winter a part of it is a snowmobile trail.

Directions: You can start this tour from Kelloselkä, drive to Aatsinki 6km. Then continue straight the old part of the road 7km, and return to Kelloselkä along the main road (Salla-Savukoski, road 82) 5km.