One of Finland’s most magnificent waterfalls in peaceful Taiga forest an hour from Rovaniemi.
The drive along the beautiful River Kemijoki takes less than an hour to the magnificent Auttiköngäs day-trip destination. The Auttiköngäs nature trail runs across one of Finland’s most spectacular waterfalls, through peaceful old-growth forest to a hilltop with views over Taiga forests.
Auttiköngäs is enjoyable all year. In winter, go snowshoeing, in summer, enjoy a break in a cosy cottage cafe. Rovaniemi tourism operators rent snowshoes. In autumn, admire glowing autumn foliage from the observation tower and in spring, enjoy birdsong.
Auttiköngäs even presents old-time log floating culture: an old flume still remains by the waterfall and the building next to the cottage café houses a small-scale exhibition about log floating.
The clearly marked 3.5-kilometre nature trail is ideal for a family day out. Take a break at the campfire site by the River Auttijoki lean-to-shelter.