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Activities

Activities

Snowmobiling

It's good to snowmobile in Sodankylä

Sodankylä offers magnificent scenery and nature to snowmobile drivers. Approximately 1200 km of driving routes marked with red crosses offer you an opportunity to explore Lapland's wintry nature in a versatile way. The routes take you from treeless fell areas through forests into open swamp areas and lakes. Between long journeys you can relax in many lean-to shelters with fireplaces in them. In addition there are different kinds of sightseeing places by the routes. Many-sided travelling services with accommodation are offered around the municipality.

The snowmobiling route networks connect with neighbour municipalities' driving routes in every direction, so it's easy to come to Sodankylä by snowmobile. A first-timer can also come to Sodankylä to try snowmobiling, because there are programme service companies in Sodankylä that will equip you with necessary information and equipment for snowmobiling. On a guided safari the journey passes safely with an experienced guide leading you.


Safety

Though snowmobiling routes are marked clearly (including necessary warning signs) in snowmobiling safaris, it's important to notice that the routes aren't so far official snowmobiling routes intended by terrain traffic law. Driving on the routes happens always under one's own responsibility and those laws and settings that have been set about snowmobiling. On long journeys aim at using the main snowmobiling routes marked in maps.


Snowmobiling route licenses

Snowmobiling in Sodankylä is free.

Printable Sodankylä's snowmobile tracks and routes map (pdf, 1.2 Mt)

The main routes have changed a bit. Here are the changes. Changer routes' map (pdf, 0.18 Mt)

You can also study the snowmobiling tracks with the municipality's map service.

More info related to snowmobiling tracks and routes from the surveying technician Seppo Jokiniemi, tel. +358 (0)400 396 736

More info about service places by the routes and a chargeable snowmobiling track map from the address below:

Sodankylä Tourist Information
PL 60 (Jäämerentie 3)
99601 Sodankylä
tel. +358 (0)40 74 69 776,
fax. +358 (0)16 618 159
info@sodankyla.fi


Snowmobile renting and safaris

Nature Safaris
Orresokantie 1, 99555 LUOSTO
tel. +358 (0)16 624 336, fax +358 (0)16 624 337
sales@luontosafarit.fi

Snow Games Oy
Luppokeino 2, 99555 Luosto
puh. +358 (0)16 327 2777, fax +358 (0)16 327 2780
info@snowgames.fi

A La Carte Lapland Oy
Lapintie 7, 99600 Sodankylä
puh. +358(0)40 122 8200
info@alacartelapland.com

Peurasuvanto Holiday Village
Ivalontie 5086, 99600 Peurasuvanto
puh. +358 (0)16 636 711, fax +358 (0)16 636 721
info@peurasuvanto.com

Extream-Safari
Ivalontie 1567, 99650 Sattanen
gsm +358 (0)400 213 709
extream-safari@hotmail.com


Services by the route network

1. In the town centre

Accommodation services:
Hotel Sodankylä +358 (0)16 617 121
Inn Kolme Veljestä +358 (0)400 539 075
Camping Nilimella +358 (0)16 612 181, +358 (0)45 676 9274
Hotel Karhu +358 (0)40 122 8250
Food services:
Hotel Karhu +358 (0)40 122 8250
Hotel Sodankylä +358 (0)16 617 121
Restaurant Revontuli +358 (0)16 611 163
Pizza Restaurant a'la Riesto +358 (0)40 722 2910
Restaurant Päivin Kammari +358 (0)16 319 633
Pizza/Kebab Annabella +358 (0)16 611 111 
Lapin Gourmetkokit/Catering service +358 (0)40 775 8677 (on request)
Kaaretkoski Representation & Feast Service +358 (0)400 689 998 (on request)
Gas stations:
Seo +358 (0)16 615 421
Shell +358 (0)16 636 051
Neste Lompolontie +358 (0)20 796 1690
Neste Jäämerentie +358 (0)16 614 151
Filling station: ABC, St1, Teboil
Snowmobile maintenance:
Janne Simontaival +358 (0)400 380 230, +358 (0)40 380 230
Pienkonekorjaamo Pasi Kemppainen +358 (0)16 614 390
Sompion Kone +358 (0)400 692 667, +358 (0)16 614 435

2. Luosto's skiing and slopes

Accommodation and restaurant services:
A La Carte Lapland Oy +358 (0)201 620 600
Scandic Hotel Luosto +358 (0)16 3667 400
Hotel Luostotunturi +358 (0)16 620 400
Hotel Aurora Chalet +358 (0)16 327 2700
Pyhä-Luosto Travel+358 (0)207 303 020
Restaurant Kerttuli +358 (0)16 624 385
Restaurant Luostonhovi +358 (0)201 620 660
Shop, filling station:
Fell shop Tupasvilla +358 (0)16 624 308, +358 (0)40 548 2353
Snowmobile renting, programme services:
Nature safaris +358 (0)40 849 8319
Snow Games Oy +358 (0)16 327 2777
A La Carte Lapland Oy +358 (0)201 620 600

2.1 Perheluosto's skiing and slopes

Accommodation and café services, dining on request
Yli-Luosto Oy +358 (0)400 905 302

3. Aska

Northern Lights programmes (on request):
Arctic Academy Oy +358 (0)40 514 2858
Dining on request:
Osuuskunta Kitisen Kätevät +358 (0)400 423 987

4. Torvinen

5. Lehtovaara

Accommodation, dining on request:
Joti`s B&B +358 (0)16 636 069, +358 (0)40 870 4415

6. Vuojärvi

7. Raudanjoki

Accommodation, dining on request:
Hostel Visatupa +358 (0)16 634 133, +358 (0)40 549 4946
Souvenirs, dining on request:
Potkuriparkki +358 (0)40 559 9297, +358 (0)40 847 6866

8. Auvojärvi

9. Seipäjärvi

Accommodation:
Koranuskatve +358 (0)400 393 252

10. Vaalajärvi

Accomodation:
Anna-Liisa Seppälä +358 (0)400 760 277

11. Riipi

Reindeer programme services on request, dining:
Mattila Reindeer Farm +358 (0)400 187 877

12. Syväjärvi

13. Rajala

14. Kommattivaaran hiihtokeskus

Café, skiing and slopes:
Jokkerin Hiihtomesta +358 (0)16 615 800, +358 (0)400 277 020

15. Kelujärvi

Accomodation:
Mustikkapuljun Majoitus +358 (0)40 750 2072

16. Moskuvaara

17. Petkula

18. Peurasuvanto

Accommodation, café/restaurant, gas:
Peurasuvannon Siltamajat +358 (0)16 636 711, +358 (0)400 177 259

19. Lokka

Accommodation, programme services, dining on request:
Lokan Jaloste +358 (0)400 222 497
RM Poro ja Erä +358 (0)400 318 061
Shop, gas:
Sekatavarakauppa Kavakka +358 (0)16 634 453
Accommodation:
Summasen Lomahuolto +358 (0)400 397 407
Moskunraito +358 (0)40 566 8018
Hirviäkurun Vuontistuvat +358 (0)400 391 185

20. Vuotso

Café and restaurant services, gas:
Vuotso Reindeer village +358 (0)40 553 0666, St1
Shop, café:
K-valinta Sieppi (016) 626 111, +358 (0)400 326 979
Accommodation:
Vuotson Maja +358 (0)16 626 158
Purnumukan mökki- ja poropalvelut +358 (0)400 160 568
Sinirinta +358 (0)400 291 265
Tankaloma +358 (0)400 435 365

21. Tankavaara

Accommodation and restaurant services:
Gold village +358 (0)16 626 158
Sights:
Gold Museum +358 ( 0)16 626 171
Koilliskaira Nature Centre +358 (0)2025 64 7251

22. Kakslauttanen

Hotel-quality pine cabins , iglu accommondation, restaurant and café services, world's biggest smoke sauna:
Holiday village Kakslauttanen +358 (0)16 667 100
Accommondation and dining:
Muotkan maja +358 (0)20 452 9730
Tievatupa +358 (0)16 667 103, +358 (0)207 769 570

23. Kiilopää

Hotel and restaurant services:
Tunturikeskus Kiilopää +358 (0)16 670 0700

24. Kierinki

Accommodation: 
Vierelän maatila +358 (0)40 556 8057

25. Unari

Accommodation and dining on request:
Kariniemi Farm +358 (0)400 295 429
Uitonpirtti +358 (0)40 747 8108
Accommodation, guided snowmobiling journeys, snowmobile renting:
Log cabins and safaris by Hannu Ylitalo +358 (0)40 525 8556
Accommodation:
Kettumökki +358 (0)400 603 348
Winter fishing programme services:
Jari Annala +358 (0)400 694 588
Handicraft, souvenirs:
Pielpatuote Oy +358 (0)400 191 064

26. Kukasjärvi

Fur slippers, leather backbags etc.:
Ultima Thule Training Ltd Oy +358 (0)16 622 727

27. Madetkoski

Accommodation, café, dining on request, fish shop:
Kiveliön Kala +358 (0)16 621 824
Accommodation on request in Siltaharju:
Zippi & Suhaus +358 (0)40 523 5772
Metsola +358 (0)40 523 5772

28. Uimaniemi

Accommodation on request:
 Porosaari +358 (0)400 322 233

29. Orajärvi

Accommodation:
Hirviäkurun vuontistuvat +358 (0)400 391 185
Orajärvien maja +358 (0)40 567 1031
Vasarannan Majoitus- ja Kokouspalvelut ky +358 (0)16 637 261


After you have chosen your driving route, it's recommendable for you to call at least to accommodation and food services that you're about to use (booking situation, possible paths to destinations...)


Water trekking

Welcome to the waters of Sodankylä!

From Sodankylä's waters one can find very rich and versatile nature; one can fish, pick berries and mushrooms, watch birds, glide down rivers in a canoe or just hike and enjoy central Lapland's scenery by the waters

Already from municipality's southern border one can find ponds and river waters with brown trout streams for fishers. On the western side the municipality's biggest natural lake Unari gets the fisher feel humble in front of the nature.

In the town centre of Sodankylä on the nature path of Pappilanniemi at the intersection of rivers Jeesiö and Kitinen it's easy to understand why colonization rose by these rivers many hundred years ago.

When going to North many lakes and river routes with different sceneries open in front of the traveller. There are flowing rivers on forest areas and channels meandering through open swamp areas. The famous Luiro river flows here. Lokka and Porttipahta reservoirs' wide waters bring fishers not only to catch fish, but also to experience that open scene, of which the northern side's fells give a hint.

Between fells in the area of Urho Kekkonen National Park one can find many famous waters starting from the Suomu river.


More information relating to water routes and fishing (licenses, places) you can get from:

Sodankylä Tourist Information
Jäämerentie 3
99600 SODANKYLÄ
tel. +358 (0)40 74 69 776, fax. +358 (0)16 618 159
info@sodankyla.fi

Villi Pohjola/Wild North
villipohjola@villipohjola.com
tel. +358 (0)20 344 122


Basic info about fishing licenses

No license is needed for angling, jigging or ice-fishing.

Read more precise information from the fishing page of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.


Programme service companies arranging guided fishing and boating trips

Nature Safaris
luontosafarit@luosto.fi
+358 (0)16 624 336

Snow Games Oy
info@snowgames.fi
+358 (0)16 327 2777

Peurasuvanto Holiday Village
info@peurasuvanto.com
+358 (0)16 636 711

The Farm Kariniemi
veikko.kariniemi@kariniemen-maatila.inet.fi
+358 (0)16 627 543

Lokka Natural Resource Co-Operative
lokan.jaloste@osuuskunta.inet.fi
+358 (0)400 222 497

A La Carte Lapland
info@alacartelapland.com
+358 (0)201 620 610