Of all the measurement sites was the Niemivaara fell with its splintered
bolder undeniably closest to de Maupertuis' heart. Because of de Maupertuis'
enthusiastic description the Niemivaara fell became part of world literature
when the Scottish poet James Thomson wrote about it in his collection
Four Seasons in 1740. This is an honour that only few place names in
Finland have been granted.
When pure Niemi's
Fairy mountains rise,
And fringed with roses,
Tenglio rolls his streams.
(The Tornionlaakso Yearbook 1964, pp. 60-61)