Hirvivaara mountain is covered by old-growth coniferous forest but there are also plenty of deciduous trees, which are not favoured by modern forestry. The precipice alongside the road in the west has large boulders. Following the most recent ice age, waves washed away the finer material. The whole area is 1 square kilometre in size.

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  • Nature reserve

The nature reserve lies about 17 kilometres west of Övertorneå. You reach it from road 391 between Överkalix and Övertorneå.