Gorge

Pelkosenniemi

Aittakuru is a magnificent gorge with tall blockfield walls, located right by the Pyhä-Luosto National Park in Pyhä in the municipality of Pelkosenniemi. With its bare boulderfields, the gorge offers a rugged and wild location that would make a great setting for many an adventure.

Duckboards meander through the landscape at the bottom of the gorge, passing trees and ponds before leading their way to the boulderfields. At the end of the gorge, you will find a construction with a stage and a spectator stand; a setting for Pyhä Unplugged, an annual music festival. From a production’s point of view, the construction could be made use of either in the production itself, or for the production, as a base for the crew. However, note that the stage and the spectator stand are currently undergoing renovations due to damage caused by an avalanche in the spring of 2020. The renovations will be finished by the fall of 2021. Meanwhile, the rest of the gorge can be accessed as usual.