Ukonkivi is a small island in the Inarijärvi lake. It has been a well-known sacrifice place ("seita") for the Samish people for centuries. There are several caves where local people used to bring gifts to Ukko, the god of thunder. Archaeologists have found remains of the reindeer bones, jewelleries and money from the island.

You can reach the Ukonkivi island by water bus from Inari in summer season.

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Eelis Boi (12 months ago)
Great Place
Ma Mei (3 years ago)
You should not expect too much. It is an island in Inari Lake, where funeral ceremonies of the Sami used to be held here. But there is not much besides a nice view over the lake. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to come by boat, especially in nice weather, a nice trip.
TrestiPäällikkö (4 years ago)
Järjettömän kaunis
Miska Metsänen (4 years ago)
A very beautiful island in the middle of lake Inari. I came there by boat from Inari, which had a good price for such a distance. On the island itself are stairs to the top of the mountain, where you'll have a nice view over lake Inari. Passengers only had 20 minutes time to discover the island, which seems to be a bit short.
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