What does “rakka” mean?
In Lapland, hillsides and fell tops are full of large blockfields called “rakka”. These blockfields are born as bedrock crumbles between freezing and thawing over the millennia. What is left is a grey field of rocks that is like Lapland itself: ancient and difficult to access, but beautiful in its roughness and impressive in its unassumingness.
In summer, the blockfields clearly stand out from the surrounding terrain, but the snow covers their features in the winter. The closest large blockfield to Haawe is the Isorakka blockfield at Ounasvaara. You can access it on foot or by mountain bike along a marked route. The paths follow and cross the blockfield areas. Remember to wear sturdy footwear!