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Pallastunturi is a group of seven fells in the municipalities of Muonio and Enontekiö in Lapland, Finland. The highest peak is 809-metre (2,654 ft) Taivaskero, which is also highest peak of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and whole Lapland excluding Käsivarsi area.[1]

The fells are located in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, which was originally established in 1938. Pallastunturi fells are one of the 27 National landscapes of Finland.[2]

The Pallastunturi Hotel was built near the fells in 1938. This Functionalist style building was destroyed by German troops during the Lapland War in October 1944. A replacement hotel was opened 1948.[3]

1952 Olympic flame[edit]

A second Olympic flame of the 1952 Summer Olympics was lit on the top of Taivaskero fell in the midnight of 6 July 1952. It was lit by the rays of Midnight sun and carried to Tornio, where it was merged with the main flame lit in Olympia, Greece.[4][3] The Greek flame was flown from Greece to Denmark, then carried by runners on a torch relay via Sweden to Finland.[5]



  1. ^ Sights around Pallastunturi Fell Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ Meaningful National Landscape.
  3. ^ a b Pallas Lapland Hotels. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Torch Relay 1952". Olympic Games Museum. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Helsinki 1952 Torch Relay". Retrieved 12 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 68°4′29″N 24°3′14″E / 68.07472°N 24.05389°E / 68.07472; 24.05389