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Survivor in WarTown

It is quite special that this little wooden church that dates back over 300 years and stood through... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Sodankyla, Finland
For history lovers

Worth visiting, read about the history of the church before the visit and then you will understand... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2015
Panama City, Panama
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6 Nov 2018
“Survivor in WarTown”
31 Jul 2017
“Beautiful old log church”
Sodankyla, Finland
+358 40 0190406
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

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
Thank JPH4
Reviewed July 31, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

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
Thank cnb134
Reviewed October 12, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank deydiarauz
Reviewed August 14, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Eater13_13
Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Mod_esty61
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank KungMorg
Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a short visit to the church but the door was closed. Nevertheless the inspection of the church's exterior was interesting enough as well as the cute walled cemetery installed around it. The view of such an aged building made of wood and still...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank raobert
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