Struve Geodetic Arc: Oravivuori Arc Point

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

44 min.

Vanhanpääntie 65
41800 Jyväskylä

Paikallinen sää

Lämpötila: 10.6°C Cloudy, klo 01:13

Struve Geodetic Arc: Oravivuori Arc Point

Oravivuori arc point is a part of Struve Geodetic Arc. The Struve Geodetic Arc was accepted into the Unesco World Heritage List in 2005. It represents the cultural heritage of science and technology.

The Struve Geodetic Arc was laid out and measured in 1816-1855 with the aim of determining the size and shape of the Earth. The Struve Geodetic Arc is a chain of survey triangulation measurements stretching from the Arctic Sea to the Black Sea, through ten countries and over 2,820km. Six stations points are located in Finland.

The point of the Struve Arc Puolakka is located at the top of Oravivuori in Korpilahti. It is the most famous of the Finnish Struve Geodetic arc points, because it is located at the top of a hill and there are beautiful views to the lake Päijänne. On this spot a triangulation tower has been erected to commemorate the importance of the Oravivuori (or Puolakka) measuring station to the mapping of Finland.

Try the Struve Experience and fly on the wings of history over Oravivuori Hill!

The Struve Experience invites you to virtually explore world heritage. Leap into a virtual trip to Oravivuori Hill at the Museum of Central Finland or travel to Oravivuori directly by downloading the free Struve Experience mobile app from the app store.

At the Museum of Central Finland, the highlight is a bird’s-eye view: aided by virtual glasses, you can fly over Oravivuori Hill! Both in the mobile app and in the virtual realisation at the museum, we immerse ourselves in the story and history of the Struve Geodetic Arc via art.

Experience the measurement point of the Struve Geodetic Arc virtually

Read more about the Struve Experience mobile app and virtual realisation

More information about the Struve Geodetic Arc can be found on the brochure made by National Land Survey of Finland.

Read further information of Oravivuori nature trail. The starting point and the parking lot are located on Vanhanpääntie road and they are accessible by car or taxi. However, the possibilities for parking are limited. Get more information of the local taxi company JYTAKSI and see their fixed price journeys (in Finnish).

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