The travelers' cross at Tsarmijärvi
was erected by the local Skolt Sami
around Nellim as a memorial cross to remember those buried in Petsamo
and the lost homelands there, and also as a place for prayer and silent worship The cross is also intended to remind them of the first homes of the area's Skolt Sami, who came especially from the villages Paatsjoki
and Petsamo and were placed in Keväjärvi
after the Second World War. At first they lived in wartime dug-outs and temporary buildings, as new houses were not built until a few years later after relocation. The Skolt Sami and Orthodox Christians
also honor those who participated in the post-war reconstruction of the area at the cross.
The cross is on the left hand side of the Route 969
that travels from Ivalo
to Nelim. It's right next to the road and not easy to see although there is an information board and small pull-of area for parking.