Sodankylä

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large variety

@kultamuseo.fi address Tankavaarantie 11 lat long directions In the village of Tankavaara, about 100 km north of the town centre phone tollfree fax hours Mo-Fr 10AM-4PM, in the summer longer price adults €8, children €4 content A museum dedicated to gold prospection in Lapland. Do 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


characteristic

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 Luosto ski resort is in the municipality. Get in There are no airports or railway stations in Sodankylä, so the only way to get in is by road, i.e. by car or bus. Buses along highway 4 (E75) between Rovaniemi and Ivalo stop in Sodankylä, and the distance


record low

-17.4 year low C -5.6 Jan record low C −49.5 Feb record low C −44.4 Mar record low C −42.7 Apr record low C −31.6 May record low C −17.8 Jun record low C -3.7 Jul record low C -0.6 Aug record low C -5.5 Sep record low C −11.4 Oct record low C −28.0 Nov record low C −34.5 Dec record low C −41.0 year record low C −49.5 Jan precipitation mm 35 Feb precipitation mm 29 Mar precipitation mm 29 Apr precipitation mm 28 May precipitation mm 35


visual arts

volunteers of the Stridsgruppen SFK. '''Tapani Mokko''' (born 1974) is a Finnish (Finnish people) artist, specialized in visual arts and culture. Born in Sodankylä, Finland, Mokko started his career at the age of 16 with his first exhibition in Alariesto Gallery at Sodankylä. He has had several joint exhibitions all over Finland and five private exhibitions. He is also the carrying force behind the Esoteric Order of Art movement. Exhibitions *Team Exhibition (EOA


large bronze

husbandry, which still is one of the most important trades in Sodankylä. "Tankavaara Gold Museum" The International Gold Museum presents the history of Finnish gold, as well as the history of the world's major gold rushes. A display called Golden world, tells the story of gold in more than 20 countries. The outdoor museum is housed within several historic buildings and the courtyard is decorated with a large bronze statue of a gold prospector, by the artist professor Ensio Seppänen. The museum's stone and mineral collection has more than 2500 samples on display from around the world. Tankavaara Gold Museum


gold open

, Mauritania. Main product copper, by-product gold. Open pit mine, opened 2006 *Kevitsa project, Sodankylä, Finland. Main products nickel & copper, by product PGE elements. Open pit mine to be opened in the future * The '''Astropolis Music Festival''' is a music festival dedicated to techno music and held in Brittany. * Astropolis (Astropolis (Lapland)) the High Technology Development Program in Sodankylä, Lapland (Lapland (Finland)). * Various kinds of fictional


international gold

husbandry, which still is one of the most important trades in Sodankylä. "Tankavaara Gold Museum" The International Gold Museum presents the history of Finnish gold, as well as the history of the world's major gold rushes. A display called Golden world, tells the story of gold in more than 20 countries. The outdoor museum is housed within several historic buildings and the courtyard is decorated with a large bronze statue of a gold prospector, by the artist professor Ensio Seppänen


nature+wide

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 Luosto ski resort is in the municipality. Get in There are no airports or railway stations in Sodankylä, so the only way to get in is by road, i.e. by car or bus. Buses along highway 4 (E75) between Rovaniemi and Ivalo stop in Sodankylä, and the distance


wide open

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 Luosto ski resort is in the municipality. Get in There are no airports or railway stations in Sodankylä, so the only way to get in is by road, i.e. by car or bus. Buses along highway 4 (E75) between Rovaniemi and Ivalo stop in Sodankylä, and the distance


fiction

of these localities thumb Johanna Sinisalo in October 2008. (File:Johanna Sinisalo.jpg) '''Aila Johanna Sinisalo''' (born 22 June 1958, Sodankylä) is a Finnish (Finland) science fiction and fantasy writer. http: www.tampere.fi kirjasto pirkanmaankirjailijat sinisalo.htm She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she worked in the advertising business, rising to the level of marketing

populated structures in architecture, futurology, and science fiction. The '''Jaeger Brigade''' (''Jääkäriprikaati'') is a unit of the Finnish Army. The unit is located in Sodankylä in Finnish Lapland (Lapland, Finland), some 130 km north of the Arctic Circle. The brigade trains 1600 conscripts (conscription) per year. '''EISCAT''' is an acronym

Sodankylä

'''Sodankylä''' ( ) is a municipality (municipalities of Finland) of Finland.

It is located in the province (provinces of Finland) of Lapland, Finland and lies at the Northern end of Finnish national road 5. The municipality has a population of . Neighbour municipalities are Inari (Inari, Finland), Kemijärvi, Kittilä, Pelkosenniemi, Rovaniemi and Savukoski.

The municipality has two official languages: Finnish (Finnish language) and Northern Sami.

Since 1986 Sodankylä has been home to the Midnight Sun Film Festival ( ).

The Jaeger Brigade of the Finnish Army is located in Sodankylä.

Although Sodankylä and also Soađegilli translate to 'Village of War', the etymology of the name is from a surname rather than the word 'war'.

One of EISCAT's scientific radar receiver stations is located outside Sodankylä, at the site of the Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory. The urban area around the observatory is known as ''Tähtelä'', which translates as "Place of Stars", although the observatory does not look at stars.

Further, Sodankylä is home to Luosto, which is a ski and safari resort in the heart of the national forest that specialises in authentic and uncommercialised Husky, Reindeer, Skidoo and Santa excursions.

Sodankylä has an airfield (Sodankylä Airfield).

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