We may be biased, but we feel Enontekiö’s church must be one of the most beautiful in Finland. It has also been designated as a built cultural heritage site of national significance by the Finnish Heritage Agency.
Its construction was finished in 1952, replacing the old church which was destroyed in the war in 1944. The construction benefitted from a notable donation made by the Lutheran churches of America. Its architect Veikko Larkas is renowned for his work on churches.
Inside, the main attraction is Uuno Eskola’s altarpiece: Jesus ascending to heaven and blessing the people of Lapland. The artwork is based on a fresco of fell landscapes. It depicts a man in Sámi clothes, a woman and a herd of reindeer.
The chandeliers are designed by Paavo Tynell, the baptism table was donated by the 3rd company of the Lapland Border Guard and the church organ was donated from West Germany in 1958.
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We have clean air, clear waters and room to breathe. When you're out and about in Enontekiö, do remember that while the environment may seem barren, it's actually full of life. You’re in someone’s home: the local people, animals and plants all co-exist here.