Presentation on theme: "Our hometown. - In Northern Finland, 130 km above the Arctic Circle - About 9000 inhabitants - Area : the second largest municipality in Finland - Founded."— Presentation transcript:
- In Northern Finland, 130 km above the Arctic Circle - About 9000 inhabitants - Area : the second largest municipality in Finland - Founded 1893
- Permanent snow cover : from 30 th October to 15 th May - Midnight sun : from 30 th May to 15 th July - Average temperature : January -14 °C July +15 °C
In Sodankylä there are a lot to see and experience. In the following slides we introduce you - Pyhä - Luosto National Park - Midnight Sun Film Festival - Amethyst Mine - Tankavaara Gold Museum - The Statue ” A Reindeer and a Lapp ” - Aurora House Revontulikota Pohjan Kruunu
In Pyhä - Luosto National Park you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. You can also go snowshoeing, snowmobiling or to a husky safari, if you like.
Sodankylä Film Festival is one of the most unique festivals in the world. World famous directors, rising new names…
Near the Luosto fell center, in the middle of beautiful Lappish sceneries, you will find the only operative amethyst mine in Europe. They say it ’ s the most beautiful mine in the world.
The international Gold Museum presents the history of Finnish gold, as well as major gold rushes. Every visitor can try their luck at panning for gold, and there are guides for help.
Sculptor Ensio Seppänen desinged this statue in 1970, located in the center of Sodankylä. The bronze statue presents reindeer husbandry, which still is one of the most important trades in Sodankylä.
In Aurora House Revontulikota Pohjan Kruunu you can admire the beauty of Northern Lights the whole year round, no matter how cloudy it is. Pictures and videos are projected on the teepee ’ s ceiling.
The Aleksanteri Kena School - primary school - about 135 students, from the 1 st to the 6 th class (7-13 years old ) - 16 teachers, - 4 assistant teachers