Two villages with the same name on either side of the mighty Torne River. Kukkolaforsen is something very special and in many ways, it proves that the Torne Valley is a world of its own, filled with tastes and experiences.
“Kukkola is a village in Karl Gustav’s parish in Haparanda municipality, next to the Torne River, just over ten kilometres north of Haparanda along Highway 99″, I read about Kukkola on Wikipedia. But in reality, Kukkola is two villages with the same name, on each side of the mighty Torne River. In a way, this is proof that the Torne Valley is a world of its own, filled with tastes and experiences. The area, divided between two countries, has its own culture and its own language: Meänkieli.