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Peter M wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia798 contributions182 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: June 2019
magdalena m wrote a review Dec 2018
46 contributions12 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: December 2018
JPH4 wrote a review Nov 2018
Sodankyla, Finland4 contributions
It is quite special that this little wooden church that dates back over 300 years and stood through the ravages of World War 2.
Date of experience: July 2018
tarjak4 wrote a review Jul 2017
Helsinki, Finland49 contributions24 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: July 2017
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cnb134 wrote a review May 2017
Marlow, United Kingdom868 contributions169 helpful votes
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...
Date of experience: May 2017