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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
Aakenustunturi is located in Finland
Location of Aakenustunturi
LocationLapland, Finland

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.


The fell has had two fatal airplane crashes during the 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.


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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