Aakenustunturi

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Aakenustunturi
Aakenustunturi is located in Finland
Aakenustunturi
Aakenustunturi
Location of Aakenustunturi
Elevation 570 m (1,870 ft)
Location
Location Lapland, Finland
Coordinates 67°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

Aakenustunturi is a fell in Lapland in northern Finland. It has an elevation of 570 meters and is located near Mount Ylläs and the resort of Kittilä.

History[edit]

The fell has had two fatal airplane crashes during the war

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.

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