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]

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.