Saana

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Saana
Saana at Kilpisjärvi, 2012 March.jpg
Saana as seen from Lake Kilpisjärvi
Highest point
Elevation 1,029 m (3,376 ft) [1]
Prominence 556 m (1,824 ft)
Coordinates 69°02′37″N 20°51′22″E / 69.04361°N 20.85611°E / 69.04361; 20.85611Coordinates: 69°02′37″N 20°51′22″E / 69.04361°N 20.85611°E / 69.04361; 20.85611
Geography
Saana is located in Finland
Saana
Saana
Location in NW Finland
Location Enontekiö, Finland
Parent range Scandinavian Mountains
For the Yemeni city, see Sana'a

Saana (Northern Sami: Sána) is a fell in Enontekiö, Finland. Saana's summit lies 1,029 metres (3,376 ft) above sea level and 556 m (1,824 ft) above the adjacent Kilpisjärvi lake.[2] Geologically it is part of the Scandinavian Mountains, and is made of the same kinds of schist and gneiss rock.[2] The mountain was historically considered sacred to the Sami people.[2] The peak is a popular destination for hikers and backpackers because of the sweeping views offered at the summit.[2]

In December 2017, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland, Saana was lit with blue light. The area illuminated covered roughly 2.5 million square meters, making it the largest art illumination in the world.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lapland, James Proctor, Bradt Travel Guides, pag. 100, books.google.it
  2. ^ a b c d Scheffel, Richard L.; Wernet, Susan J., eds. (1980). Natural Wonders of the World. United States of America: Reader's Digest Association, Inc. p. 328. ISBN 0-89577-087-3. 
  3. ^ "Saana Illuminated". Retrieved 5 December 2017.