On the island of Selkäsarvi in the Bothnian Bay National Park is Ailinpiet’s old one-room log Kalamaja. Its date of construction is estimated to be the 1860s. A fishing village was formed in the ridge in the early 19th century. The majority of the fishermen were from Hailuoto, who had to move from the fishing waters of the Malören region of Sweden to the Horn and nearby islands.
Ailinpieti is located at the southern end of the island of Selkäsarvi. The island is located by the sea about 20 km from the mainland. The island of the back horn is best reached in summer by boat. Going to the island requires a seaworthy boat and maritime skills. The island can also be reached by cruises organized by the Tourist Office of the City of Kemi, which depart from the Kemi Guest Harbor. In winter, the shipping route to Tornio makes it difficult to navigate along the ice.
At the northern end of Selkäsarvi Island there is a marina, a sauna and a campfire site. The sauna is freely available to visitors. The nature trail runs from the Sarvi excursion harbor to the southern tip of Selkäsarvi Island. Along the trail, in addition to the fish huts, there are bottoms of old huts, old boat berths, the remains of a sauna, a restored barrel pook and a sundial carved in stone.
Photo: Aino Eskola
Source: Metsähallitus, luontoon.fi
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