Old Mine


Thanks to the Rautuvaara Mine and its vast resources of iron ore, the municipality of Kolari used to be known for its blooming mining industry from to 60s to the late 80s. The mine was closed in 1989, but many of its original constructions remain at the scene today.

The Rautuvaara Mine is run-down in a fascinating way. The area is dominated by open space, rust, concrete, abandoned cars and piles of moraine. This creates a unique combination that works great for, for example, horror, action and crime. In addition, the area features a tall mining tower, an enrichment plant and neglected railway tracks.