Introduction to Sodankylä
Sodankylä is a Northern Sami region of Finnish Lapland that lies at 67.25 degrees north. Home to the International Gold Museum which covers the history of Finnish gold, is an outdoor museum is housed within several historic buildings and the courtyard.
The old church in Sodankylä is one of the oldest churches in Lapland. Built in 1689 for the people of Middle Lapland it was restored in 1926. The church is still open in summer time.
Other key places to visit include Luosto – the only open amethyst mine in Europe and the Midnight Sun Film Festival (held annually mid-June).