The ancient sacred sites of the Sámi people – the steep-walled Äkässaivo and the enormous seita rock on its shores – are located near Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in Muonio. They can be explored along the nature trail, Saivonkierros, which tells about the nature and history of the area.
The ancient remnant area of Äkässaivo is one of the nationally significant cultural environments. The area is a protected forest protected by a decision of Metsähallitus. Äkässaivo and Seitapahta are valuable ancient monuments. The soil in the area must not be damaged. Therefore, stay on the route. Ancient remains are protected under the Antiquities Act and damage to them is prohibited.
Äkässaivo and seitakivi can be explored all year round. In summer there is a nature trail in the area, Saivonkierros. In winter, you can deviate from the Äkäslompolo – Peurakaltio route. There are no staff in the area. There are no services suitable for the disabled.
Photo: Seitapahta rises from the shore of Äkässaivio. Maarit Kyöstilä
Source: Metsähallitus, luontoon.fi
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