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Vuottovaara

Vuottovaara. © Moomin-papa

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Vuottovaara is the highest point on the West Karelian Hills (417.3 metres above sea-level) and is situated approximately at a distance of 30 km from Himola village and approximately in 20 km from Sukkajärvi village, to the east of the road connecting them.

In 1978 Sergey Simonyan found an ancient Saami worship complex, which unites both natural formations (the rocky amphitheatre which appeared as a result of an ancient earthquake, other signs of seismic and glacial activity), and classic sieidi-stones, the number of which according to some calculations exceeds 1500.

One of the major places of interest of the mountain is the stairs leading to the rock and the 4-metre precipice.

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