Pallastunturi

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Memorial of the 1952 Olympic flame on the top of Taivaskero fell

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

Pallastunturi Hotel was built in 1938. The Functionalism style building was destroyed by German troops during the Lapland War in October 1944. A new 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 joined to the main flame lit in Olympia, Greece.[3] The Greek flame was carried to Finland on a torch relay via Denmark and Sweden.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sights around Pallastunturi Fell Outdoors.fi. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  2. ^ Meaningful National Landscape.
  3. ^ a b Pallas Lapland Hotels. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ FACTS & FIGURES All the information from all Olympic Torch Relays so far Olympic.org. Retrieved 8 February 1952.

External links[edit]

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Parks Official Website

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