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Church of Sodankyla

Sodankyla, Finland
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Beautiful old log church

Originally built in 1685, this is one of the oldest wooden churches in Finland. The altar painting... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
tarjak4
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Helsinki, Finland
Sadly closed, but lovely exterior....

We stayed in the town and went to visit the church, but it was unfortunately closed... brilliant... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
cnb134
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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31 Jul 2017
“Beautiful old log church”
17 May 2017
“Sadly closed, but lovely exterior....”
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Sodankyla, Finland
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Reviewed 31 July 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

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Reviewed 17 May 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...

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Reviewed 12 October 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.

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Reviewed 15 August 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

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Reviewed 30 June 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.

Thank Mod_esty61
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Reviewed 23 June 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

Thank KungMorg
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Reviewed 11 May 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

Thank raobert
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