Akanlahti Log Transfer Facility

Akanlahti is the only remaining log transfer facility in Finland.

In Lohiranta Village lies a rare sight, the Akanlahti log transfer facility. The facility was used to dispatch timber from Lake Kitkajärvi to Lake Livojärvi from the 1930s to the 1960s. In its old operating area, the dispatch building with a 2-kilometer timber slide still remains. The timber was lifted from Lake Kitkajärvi to the chute along with some water, and sent down to the slide that led all the way to Lake Livojärvi. You can also find the remains of two earlier log transfer facilities that used to operate in the area.

Akanvalkeat autumn event

Every second year the start of autumn is celebrated in the log transfer facility. The event will be organized next time in August/September 2018.

Akanlahti Log Transfer Facility

Lohirannantie 163, 97900 Posio
Tel: +358 44 7674 218

Opening hours

The facility cannot be accessed without a guide, but you can certainly admire it from the outside.

Ask for guided tours:
lapland@posio.fi
Tel: +358 44 7674 218

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