108 Kms from Sodankylä
Rovaniemi is right at the Arctic circle in Finland, the capital of Lapland, and one of the world's top spots for watching the Northern Lights. A great place to just chill and absorb the beauty and serenity of Lapland is Muurola on the outskirts of Rovaniemi. Look for cottage accommodation by Ilkka on Airbnb - we booked for one night, and ended up staying for 3 nights in this pretty cottage by the river Kemisjarvi. And yes, we did see the Northern Lights. We weren't lucky enough to see the spectacular displays that we've all seen on Discovery Channel, but saw just enough to make sure that we make a few more trips up north in the quest for those displays.
273 Kms from Sodankylä
If there’s one reason to visit Oulu, apart from the spectacular beach and the enticing walkways, it’s the locals. The Finns are a warm and enthusiastic lot and they’ll welcome you into their homes just like they welcome the first speck of summer sunlight. The city, named after the river Oulujoki, lies on Finland’s western banks, opening up into the Gulf of Botnia.
116 Kms from Sodankylä
Add in some of the best ski slopes in the world and it’s no wonder that the Igloo Village is the perfect winter break. So bundle up and go say hi to Santa.
206 Kms from Sodankylä
Just to walk between time zones