The Arctic Circle
In Salla, the Arctic Circle passes through the village of Hautajärvi, which tells of the unique location of Salla as the gateway to Lapland and the Arctic region.
The location of the Arctic Circle is slowly changing. In 2000, the location of the Arctic Circle was at a latitude of 66° 33′ 39″ (decimal degrees 66.56083°) north.
The Arctic Circle defines the southern boundary of the polar night and midnight sun. The Arctic Circle is also roughly seen as the border between the Arctic and the Northern Temperate Zone (climate and vegetation).
Wo in Finnland?
Salla in the Middle of Nowhere