Contents of this page Tornio attracted scientists The Alatornio church and Kokkomäki hill as station points Astronomy research station Trips to Kaakamavaara and Kivalo The Struve Geodetic Arc, a World Heritage Map of Alatornio area Tornio attracted scientists...
Stories along journey
Sometimes we find interesting reading when we look for information about Struve’s measurements in the Torne Valley and Northern Norway. Like this one about the Tornio Valley horse (Tornedalshäst) or the Lyngen horse.
The Struve Geodetic Arc points have an interesting historical background and are usually surrounded by wonderful nature. Jarno Niskala, project coordinator working in Tornio gives some details of the sites situated in Torne Valley.