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Old Border Marks

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Why locals love it

The old border of Uppsala and Turku diocesan from the 14th century, is the second oldest treatise border in Finland. The entire border has been marked on the terrain with stone laundry during Swedish rule. The border follows the boundaries of the current municipalities quite closely: Kolari, Muonio and ending at Enontekiö.

Why you should visit it

Markers have been placed on the top of the high hills as well fells following quite closely border lines of the today's municipalities. The border was intended to separate the parishes of Länsipohja and Ostrobothnia from Lapland, and the border is also known as the border between Lapland and everything else.

Special tip

Boundary marks and the years 1596, 1686 and 1786 referring to the agreements has been carved into the boundary stones.

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