Church of Sodankyla
Church of Sodankyla
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,587 contributions
Jul 2021
It was a pleasure to visit the Old church of Sodankylä. It was built in 1689 and it's amazing that it has survived.
Luckily it was open so I was able to visit the indoors too. That a great place to visit
Written August 10, 2021
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,079 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This is the main church of Sodanykla which goes back to 1689 and it is free to enter but youpay for a brochure and a postcard.
Written June 30, 2019
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Magdalena D
48 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The old church is behind the cemetery (and behind the new church) and it is closed in winter, but you can admire how exquisite it is - wooden gutters, original stained windows / you can walk around and even peek inside through wood cracks. Until August it is open to public / it is one of the very few things in Lapland that survived German pogroms as they retreated in 1944/1945. Lapland was put on fire by them. This church miraculously survived.
Written December 26, 2018
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JPH4
Sodankyla, Finland4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
It is quite special that this little wooden church that dates back over 300 years and stood through the ravages of World War 2.
Written November 6, 2018
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tarjak4
Helsinki, Finland70 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Originally built in 1685, this is one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. The altar painting is from 1739. I had never seen anything like it! On a nice summer day, the smell of tar reinforced the historical feel. The old church is well signposted from the "new" church (built in 1859) and definitely worth a visit.
Written July 31, 2017
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cnb134
Marlow, UK858 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We stayed in the town and went to visit the church, but it was unfortunately closed... brilliant weather, blue sky and snow, what could be better? And a lovely little town too...
Written May 17, 2017
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Deydi Arauz
Panama City, Panama70 contributions
Oct 2015
Worth visiting, read about the history of the church before the visit and then you will understand why is so majestic!, many years of Lapland region are immerse through the walls of the church.
Written October 12, 2015
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Eater13_13
Tampere, Finland464 contributions
Jun 2015
During the wars almost all the buildings of Lapland were damaged or burned.
At Sodankylä is a small church, which survived all wars, hard winters and hard times of Finnish history.
The church is wooden as many Finnish old churches,but you get the picture, how hard life at Lapland could be.
There are not many decorations, it's very plain. When you sit, you feel the wood and understand how small peole were earlier.
The church is near cemetery, and there is a nice nature path By the river.
Written August 15, 2015
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Mod_esty61
Helsinki, Finland162 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Don´t miss this attraction while in Sodankylä center. Most of the wooden buildings were destroyed during the second ww, to find a church like this is worth of visiting. Ask the quide if they can borrow a lamp to see three mummys under the floor.
Written June 30, 2015
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Gabriel H
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
If you are in Finnish Lapland, this is one of the few remaining pre-ww2 cultural structures. The church, from the 17th century, is very unlike the contemporary ideas of what a church is like, being very small and made completely of wood. Make sure to see it (especially the inside) if you are in the area.
Written June 23, 2015
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