Sodankylä is situated in the heart of Lapland – the distance from Rovaniemi is 130 km. The villages of Sodankylä are worth visiting during your trip to Lapland. Sodankylä provides a perfect environment for both the active hiker and the person seeking peace, space and silence. Vast forests, unspoiled wild
nature, wide open aapa mires and rugged fells of Northern Lapland in particular, are characteristic to this area. The most important centre of nature tourism in Sodankylä is located in Luosto area.
This community is the home of:
The Midnight Sun Film Festival, the Gold panning world championships, the Kaamos Jazz festival, the
Northern Lights research centre, the Gold museum, the Alariesto Art Gallery, 17th century Wooden
church and the Amethyst Mine at Luosto resort.
A large variety of activities are available at near by locations during Winter and Summer: snowmobile
driving, ice fishing, reindeer farm visits, snow shoe walk, cross country and downhill skiing, riverboat
cruises, fishing, hiking and cycling.
Please, ask for a room in our Hotel Bear Inn.