Sodankylä attractions

Church in Sodankylä

Vanha Kirkko

One of the few buildings in Lapland to survive the Nazis' scorched-earth retreat in WWII is this, the region’s oldest church, dating from 1689. It stands in a graveyard encircled by a low wooden fence and is notewor…
Visitor Centre in Sodankylä

Aurora House

If you miss witnessing the aurora borealis, this 45-minute simulation in a purpose-built riverside tepee is the next best thing. Lean back on a reclining chair to watch images gathered over three decades projected o…
Gallery in Sodankylä

Alariesto Galleria

Above the tourist office, this gallery displays paintings by famous local artist Andreas Alariesto (1900–89), who depicted traditional Sámi life in an attractive naive style. It also has temporary exhibitions. There…