Historic military sites and attractions on both the Eastern Lapland and Russian side of the border are listed on this website. The sites date from the Finnish Civil War, the Winter War, the interim peace period and the Continuation war. Click the site name or icon on the map for more information on the site. The service offers information on the military history of Eastern Lapland and interesting sights in the area for independent tourists. You can use the site to help plan a holiday trip or simply to learn more about the military history in the area from home. Visit individual sites, take a tour of the sights in your home region or take a trip through military history and visit all the municipalities! Please bear in mind that some sites are of significant cultural-historic value and should be protected. It's worth checking opening times of museums and other services directly from the museum or site itself.
You can print excerpts from the map and site information using the Print button. A legend of the icons used on the map can be found on the "Map icon legend" menu. Use the "Military history tour" menu to bring up a map containing a military history tour of the municipalities of Eastern Lapland. Information on the creators of this site can be found in the "Site information" menu.
You can load and record the coordinate information of the sites as a file into your computer and then port them into your navigator. Check how the transport files suit and how to use them from the documentation of your device or the technical support. All the supported file formats are text files which you can browse and edit with text editor.
It is possible to download the files in the following formats:
GPX is an open standard which is supported among other things by several Garmin devices.
Format of Google Maps and Google Earth.
Nokia S60 telephones´ landmark XML-file ( landmarks). In several models you bring the file into the use by porting it with USB or Bluetooth into the device and by choosing the file in the file browser. Follow then the directions on the monitor.
A text file. The files have form longitude, latitude, “name”, “description”.
We hope you have an interesting trip through the military history of Eastern Lapland!