Tynnyrilaki, Sweden

Sep 22, 2021 | World Heritage Site


Tynnyrilaki. Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden


Lat. 68° 15′ 18” N 
Lon. 22° 58′ 59” E 
Height 445 m 


Unesco World Heritage List, Site No. 5

Measurement point of the Struve Geodetic Arc No. 18

Main station point

View from Lille Raipas (Norway) to Haldde (Norway). Lille Raipas is a World Heritage Site, Hadde is a station point in the Struve Geodetic Arc.

Distances to other points

Pessinki, Sweden, about 40 km

Stuorrahanoaivi, Finland, about 48,5 km

Outakka, Finland about 35 km

Existing marks on stones or ground

The original station point was a wooden signal construction.

A cross carved to rock can be found.

The Name information

Name in the “Arc du Méridien de 25º 20′ entre le Danube et la Mer Glaciale mésure depuis 1816 jusqu’en 1855” by F.G.W Struve:  PAJTAS-VAARA.


Land ownership and zoning


Privately owned.

Management of the site

National Land Survey of Sweden, National Heritage Board, Länsstyrelsen in Norrbotten. The Struve Geodetic Arc site is protected under the Ancient Monument Act.


Tynnyrilaki is part of Pingisvaara mountain area in the north of Sweden near the border of Finland and Sweden. Tynnyrilaki is the northernmost station point of the Struve Geodetic Arc in Sweden. Tynnyrilaki is near the road 99 from Karesuando to Saivomuotka.



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