Halti

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Halti
Top of Halti fjeld - Finland - 07-09-2006.jpg
The highest point of Finland, also a border mark
Highest point
Elevation 1,365 m (4,478 ft)
Prominence 510 m (1,670 ft)
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 69°18′28″N 21°16′20″E / 69.30778°N 21.27222°E / 69.30778; 21.27222Coordinates: 69°18′28″N 21°16′20″E / 69.30778°N 21.27222°E / 69.30778; 21.27222
Geography
Halti is located in Finland
Halti
Halti
Location of Halti in Finland (on Norwegian border)
Location Kåfjord, Norway
Enontekiö, Finland
Parent range Scandinavian Mountains
Climbing
Easiest route walk about 50 km (31 mi) from Kilpisjärvi in Finland or walk from Kåfjorddalen in Norway

Halti (Finnish: Haltitunturi, Northern Sami: Háldičohkka, Swedish: Haldefjäll) is a fell at the border between Norway and Finland. The peak (elevation 1,365 m (4,478 ft)) of the fell is in Norway, on the border between the municipalities of Nordreisa and Gáivuotna–Kåfjord, about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of the border with Finland.[1] The highest point of the fell on the Finnish side is at 1,324 m (4,344 ft) above sea level, and thus the highest point in the country. The Finnish side of Halti belongs to the municipality of Enontekiö in the province of Lapland.

The peak on the Norwegian side is known as Ráisduattarháldi. The highest point in Finland is a spur of Ráisduattarháldi at 1,324 m (4,344 ft) known as Hálditšohkka at the border of Norway. The highest mountain whose peak is in Finland is Ridnitšohkka, at 1,316 m (4,318 ft). Halti was measured and mapped by the Finnish person Erkki Perä.

In 2015, a group of Norwegians began a campaign to give the peak of Hálditšohkka to Finland for its centenary in 2017 by moving the border between the two countries by 200 m (660 ft).[2] The idea gained substantial public support in both countries, and in July 2016 it was reported that the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg was seriously considering ceding the peak—even though the proposal appeared to breach the Norwegian constitution's definition of the country as an "indivisible and inalienable realm".[3]

A 50 km (31 mi) trekking path leads from Saana, Kilpisjärvi to Halti.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Halti" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Norway launches campaign to give Finland a mountain". The Telegraph. 18 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Norway considers giving mountain to Finland as 100th birthday present". The Guardian. 28 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Halti at Wikimedia Commons