The Forestry Office continues a project to protect Sámi sacred sites

<1> <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> The Forestry Administration continues a project to protect the sacred sites of the Sami. <7> <8> This summer it was the turn of the area around the Sulaoja spring in Utsjoki, where the Forestry Department decided to dismantle part of the hiking trail. <9> <10> Sulaoja is a sacred place for the Sami and also a legally protected historical heritage. <11> <12 > The Forestry Authority cannot completely prohibit visiting the area, but seeks in this way to redirect tourists to other places. <13> <14> Last year, 7,800 hiking trails were taken. The number of visits increased every year. <15>