AFTER THE ICE AGE, THE FINNISH LANDSCAPE WAS LEFT ALMOST FLAT WITH AN EXCEPTION OF A FEW HILLS AND EVEN FEWER MOUNTAINS, MAJORITY OF WHICH ARE LOCATED IN THE FAR NORTH OF LAPLAND. AND THAT'S WHERE THE COUNTRY'S HIGHEST PEAK - HALTI - CAN BE FOUND, WITH ITS HEIGHT OF 1,324 METRES (4,344 FT).
Like its Nordic neighbours, Finland is far more famous for its thousands of lakes and islands, rather than mountains. Halti is the highest point in the country, however, it is not the massif's highest mountain peak.
The peak is a part of a fell that lies at the border between Finland and Norway far inside the Arctic Circle, and the mountain’s highest peak is actually situated on the Norwegian side of the border with its peak of 1,365 m (4,478 ft).
Ridnitsohkka is the second-highest peak, and the highest mountain located entirely in Finland. It’s height is 1,316 m (4,318 ft) and it is located less than a kilometre away from Halti.
There are a few trekking paths leading to both peaks, however, the remoteness from the nearest villages makes the area very isolated.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN FINLAND:
- Halti – 1,324 m (4,344 ft), in Lapland, Northern Finland.
- Ridnitsohkka – 1,317 m (4,318 ft), in Lapland, Northern Finland.
- Kiedditsohkka – 1,280 m (4,200 ft), in Lapland, Northern Finland.
- Kovddoskaisi – 1,240 m (4,075 ft), in Lapland, Northern Finland.
- Ruvdnaoaivi – 1,239 m (4,065 ft), in Lapland, Northern Finland.
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