Aakenustunturi

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Aakenustunturi
Aakenustunturi from Kukastunturi - panoramio.jpg
Aakenustunturi as seen from Kukastunturi.
Highest point
Elevation570 m (1,870 ft)
Coordinates67°41′30″N 24°27′56″E / 67.69167°N 24.46556°E / 67.69167; 24.46556Coordinates: 67°41′30″N 24°27′56″E / 67.69167°N 24.46556°E / 67.69167; 24.46556
Geography
Aakenustunturi is located in Finland
Aakenustunturi
Aakenustunturi
Location of Aakenustunturi
LocationKittilä, Lapland, Finland

Aakenustunturi is a fell in Kittilä in northern Finland.[1] It has an elevation of 570 metres (1,870 ft) and is located near Mount Ylläs.[2]

History[edit]

The fell had two fatal airplane crashes during World War II.

Remains of the Junkers Ju 52, 2015

On 24 February 1943, a Junkers Ju 52 of the German Luftwaffe was shot down and crashed into the fell.

Later, during the Lapland War, Air Force Captain Paavo Kahla, a Knight of the Mannerheim Cross and Sergeant Jouko Liinamaa went missing on a reconnaissance flight on October 23, 1944. Their remains were found by a reindeer herder, alongside their shot down Fokker C.X in spring 1945.

Landscape[edit]

The fell is considered a wild oasis between the fells in the north and is a popular destination for hikers. In December 2004, the fell was incorporated into the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.[3]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ santtube 1 (2015-09-05), Aakenustunturi, retrieved 2019-04-10
  2. ^ "Aakenustunturi Weather Forecast (570m)". www.mountain-forecast.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. ^ "Aakenustunturi". Backpacking North. Retrieved 2019-04-10.