Geocaching and geological objects in Sodankylä


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.


See geocaches in Sodankylä area:


See the geological objects in Sodankylä area:



Luosto is well-known for its rich form of amethyst. Lampivaara Amethyst Mine is a fascinating travel destination all year round. Ametistiaarre Mine is located also in Luosto (open by order).


Lampivaara amethyst mine


Tankavaaran alue

Tankavaara, about 100 km to north from Sodankylä center, is well-known from gold-bearing nature and history. Tankavaara Gold village and Gold museum introduce the history of area and gold panning. And in addition you can also try gold panning yourself using old methods.