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Cholera grave, Salmis

Cholera grave, Salmis In 1866, a Stockholm ship arrived at the Haparada harbour in the village of Salmis. The crew and passangers had been taken ill with cholera and they were cared for in a village house. Thirty people succumbed to the disease, as...

Koleragraven i Salmis
Church of Karl Gustav

The Parish of Karl Gustav was founded in 1782. Since then it has been the Nedertorneå Parish Chapel. The churc was taken into use in 1796. At the church there is a recorded guidancein Swedish, Finnish, English and German.

Karl Gustavs kyrka
Church of Seskarö
Seskarö Kyrka
Crown Stone

Crown Stone Situated in Kukkolaforsen Rapids beside a Lappish tent. In order to control more easily the state´s interest in taxation, all fixed fishing locations on the river Tornionjoki were inventoried in 1741.

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Haparanda road sine

Situated by the old customs building in Haparanda. Shows names and distances to places with historical and tourist connections with Haparanda. A gift from the homesociety 1982.

Hermansons Trading House

Hermansons Trading House was built in 1832 and it is one of the best retained buildings in Northern Sweden. The main building with 12 storehouses form a closed yard. Mikel Benius (later Hermanson) bought the Trading House in 1906. The businesses...

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Invalid Monument

Invalid Monument Situated in the churchyard. During World War I the International Red Cross exchanged about 75 000 invalids via Tornio and Haparanda. Of the prisoners, who were Austrians, Hungarians and Turks, 218 died during the transportation...

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Kings stone

Kings Stone in Keräsjoki King Gustav III carried out his coup-d-état in 1772. The farmers of the Alatornio and Ylitornio villages were allowed to "spontaneously" emphazise the influence of the coup-d-état, and its blessings, by raising a monument to...

Kings stone

King´s Stone This monument is to be found in the market place and was erected to commemorate the visit of King Gustav VI Adolf to Haparanda on 18 June 1952.

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Kukkola fishingmuseum

The fishing museum is located right in the middle of the historic fishing area. You can learn about the ancient art of long-handle net fishing, rafting, the wooden fishing jetties that are placed out during the summer, and other aspects of the...

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Kulturområdet vid Kukkolaforsen
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Memorial for the peace of 1809

Memorial for the Peace of 1809 Situated in the customs Park in Haparanda. The governor of Norrbotten, Curt Boström, unveiled the 180-year celebration statue.

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Memorial stone

Situated in the Customs Park. It has been raised as a mark of gratitude for the Swedish volunteers who participated in Finlands War of Independence 1918, The Winter War 1939-1940 and the Continuation War 1941-1944.

Mia Green Park and statue

Mia Greens park and statue. Mia Green was a photographer in Haparanda from 1897 to the beginning of the 1940s. She documented the most dramatic events of our region from the beginning of the 20th century until World War II.

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Nikkala Stonebridges

Nikkala Stone Bridges The predecessor of the present road E4 was called "Nordstigen" or the coastal road, which had been for centuries the main road in Norbotten. Originally it had only been a riding track and only at the end of the 17th century...

Orthodox Church of Tornio

In 1825 Czar Alexander I made the decision to found and construct a military church in Tornio. The present church building is from 1884 and it is dedicated to the apostles Peter and Paul. It is part of the orthodox parish of Oulu. The church is...

tornion ortodoksi kirkko
palovaara monument

Palovaara Monument The monument was erected to commemorate a fatal explosion on 3 July 1944, when 14 conscripts died during mine- clearing operations just outside the town of Palovaara. The monument was unveiled in 1984.

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Haparanda railway station The station building was constructed in 1918. It is the only railway that connects Sweden to the east. There you can see the difference between Swedish and Finnish track widths. Nowadays the railway station is host to a...


Taavolafarm is an old farm in a 19th century setting. Domestic animals, a cafe and a store that sells local products. Situated in the village of Mattila, 3 km north of Haparanda.

The best of Kukkolaforsen

Torne Valley is an old district where agriculture and farming are important industries. Torne River is the richest of the Baltic salmon rivers. Fishing for whitefish is almost as important as salmon catching. We walk through the enriching cultural...

Martin Spolander
The bridge statues

The Bridge statue Located in the market place in Haparanda. It was erected in 1992 on Haparanda city´s 150 year birthday. Sculptor: Bo Holmlund

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The Church of Haparanda

The old Church of Haparanda, built in 1825, was burnt in 1963. A model of this church is to be seen in the new church. The projecting of the new church lasted three years and the building not fully one year. At Whitsuntide 1967 the church was...

Haparanda Kyrka


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