Kaukonen is one of the largest and oldest villages on river Ounasjoki with scenic landscape and about 350 inhabitants. There are cows, two reindeer farms and lots of horses in Kaukonen.
When Kimmo was a young boy there were three small grocery shops in Kaukonen. This is the last one that was operational but it has been closed since 2001. Now the closest grocery shops are in Kittilä about 20 km away. In Lapland you get used to distances and you just need to plan ahead a little bit better.
An opposite side a cross the road from Mummola there's elementary school and day care where our son goes for few times a week. There's an ice hockey rink and a possibility to play football. There is also a playground for smaller kids which has been nice for us.
From here you can read about the local events and museum exhibitions. Särestöniemi-museum is really worth to visit.
In this pic you can still see the old bridge. About 200 people danced at the bridge's farewell party in September 2014.