You can find the rushing water of Auttiköngäs waterfall
and old log flume one-hour’s drive away from Rovaniemi
on Road 81 heading toward Posio. The drive travels along the Kemijoki River
and offers some scenic landscapes, also passing over the Vanttauskoski hydroelectric plant
and dam. There’s a 3.5 kilometer Auttiköngäs nature trail
(circle trail) at that runs across the waterfalls through an undisturbed old-growth forest and up to a hilltop which over looks the surrounding Taiga forests. There is a café next to the parking area for the trail as well as a small-scale exhibition about log floating, and even an open wilderness hut for public use.
The turn for Auttiköngäs is well marked off of Road 81 and is easy to spot if driving from either Rovaniemi or Posio