Vital Villages - Salla Village Tour

Riutukka, Old Log Rafting Area

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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.

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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