Choose a period below and see what you can do in Sodankylä! Hop onto a snowmobile, stroke a reindeer or go on a guided husky safari. There are quieter activities available in Sodankylä, too: you can climb a fell, fish, have a picnic and take photos surrounded by peace and quiet.

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Reindeer safaris and Reindeer Farm visits

When visiting a reindeer farm you can feed and photograph reindeer, go on a reindeer safari and learn more.
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Snowmobile safaris

Some of the gems of the Sodankylä snowmobile routes are Oratunturi, Tankavaara and Luosto. If you don’t have a snowmobile of your own, go on a safari!
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Snowshoeing

In the national parks of Sodankylä you can find some of the most beautiful snow shoe landscapes in the country. Follow the marked routes and you’re sure of a lovely time.
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Dog sleigh ride

Take a sleigh ride for example in Tankavaara!
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Cross country skiing & Skating

In Sodankylä you can easily find a ski trail in the town centre and in the surrounding forests. For skiers who want the freedom of unbroken snow, there is an endless amount of space available.
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Cycling

In the saddle of a bike you can experience Sodankylä in a new way, pedalling along peacefully and making plenty of stops. Paved roads lead from the town centre to enchanting rural villages.
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Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

In Luosto and on Kommattivaara (Kommatti) hill you can ski downhill in some of the most beautiful landscapes of Lapland in total peace, without the feeling of congestion or rush.
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Amethyst Spa

A perfect day spent outside in the Lapland landscapes can be crowned by visiting the relaxing warmth of the Amethyst Spa. It is believed that amethysts heal body and mind.
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Amethyst

The amethyst is the precious stone of Lapland, and Sodankylä is the location of Europe’s only amethyst mine active year-round. It is believed that the amethyst has surprising power.
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Gold Panning

The northern part of Sodankylä is gold country, and the gold is especially pure. Try your hand at gold panning – maybe you’ll be the one to make the next big find?
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Fishing

The reservoirs of Lokka and Porttipahta offer an incomparable bounty of fish where you can catch a giant pike or some perch. In Sodankylä you can also fish for salmon, grayling and whitefish.
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Fatbike & Mountain biking

Cycling is a fun and nature-friendly way to explore the nature of Lapland. A fatbike is a good way of getting around in winter, too, and is good for beginner mountain bikers.
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Geocaching

There are several geocaches in Sodankylä which can be found in both summer and winter. Enjoy the nature of Lapland while challenging yourself and your friends to finding geocaches without being noticed.
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Sauna

Under the sky of Lapland the sauna steam feels better than normal. Experience the calm of a sauna raft, the heat of a smoke sauna or one of the hotel saunas in the town.
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Frisbeegolf

In Sodankylä, you can play frisbee golf on the slopes of both Kommattivaara hill and the mighty Luostotunturi fell.
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Skate park

The Sodankylä Skate Park is next to the sport field, right in the town centre.
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Canoeing

For the canoeist and kayaker, Sodankylä’s wild forest rivers, coursing through wide boggy areas, open up a landscape that few have seen.
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Hiking & Trekking

In Sodankylä you can experience the nature of Lapland in an uncomplicated fashion, picnicking on the river bank as part of a day trip to remember or a longer wilderness hike.
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Bird Watching

Did you know that you can even see a mighty white-tailed sea eagle in Sodankylä? The municipality has several bird towers where you can spot birds and take in the beautiful views.
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Berry and Mushroom picking

The nature of Lapland, with its midnight sun, produces particularly delicious berries, mushrooms and wild herbs.
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Metsästys

Yleisimpiä saaliseläimiä Sodankylässä ovat metsäkanalinnut, vesilinnut, jänis ja hirvi. Karhunpyynti vaatii ammattitaitoa ja osaamista, mutta myös paljon hyvää tuuria.
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Photographing

Check out 10 interesting and practical Sodankylä photo tips! Come and enjoy photographing the nature of Lapland and share your pictures using the hashtag #visitsodankyla
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See these seven sights in the town centre!

Would you like to see the must-sees of the centre of Sodankylä at a relaxed walking pace? Spot the town centre’s finest and most central sites on one walking tour!

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