Muotkatakka, the highest road in Finland

At an elevation of 601m (1,971ft) above the sea level, Muotkatakka is the highest point of the Finnish roads.

Located in the Finnish part of Lapland, the road to Muotkatakka is totally paved. It’s called Highway 21 (part of the European Route 8), in Finland's northern "arm" near the very northwesternmost point of the country. There’s a small parking place in the spot.

The road is 56.8 km (35.29 miles) long, running from Kilpisjärvi to Ropinsalmi. On this place you can also find a monument that tells you this is the place where the last cannon shots against the retreating German forces were shot in the Lapland War in 27-4-1945.


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