Did you know that you can ride across water on a snowmobile? Next the centre of Sodankylä, on Nilimella beach, watercross races, a large sight, are held every summer.
Watercross is one of the Lapland summer’s showiest, loudest and most relaxed events. The event draws a large audience ranging from babies to grandparents to see experienced snowmobile riders compete for victory on the waves of the River Kitinen. The snowmobile is ridden on a specially defined course built on the river. Sometimes a lap doesn’t go as planned and the rider’s snowmobile sinks into the river. The rescue operation is a procedure all of its own and one that is closely linked to the sport.
There is commentary, so the first-time visitor can keep up. You can buy tickets at the venue. Every visitor should experience this summer event!
In 2018 the Sodankylä Moottorikerho ry motor club will turn 30, in honour of which the European Watercross Championships will be held here in August.