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Camping Sodankylä Nilimella

Camping Sodankylä Nilimella

Finland, Lapland, Lapland, Sodankylä

016 612 181
Open (touring pitches):  
1 June - 31 September.

Ref: FI2985

Alan Rogers Review

Camping Sodankylä Nilimella is a small, quiet site situated alongside the Kitinen river, just one kilometre from the centre of Sodankylä. The site is split into two areas by a small, relatively quiet, public road. The 80 good sized pitches are clearly separated by hedges and 40 have 16A electricity. The reception area serves drinks and snacks. Sodankylä town itself, at the junction of routes 4 and 5, is home to a small Sami community and is an important trading post, so you will find a variety of shops including supermarkets. The town is also home to the Geophysical Observatory, which constantly surveys the earth’s magnetic field and measures earthquakes using seismic recordings.

The Sodankylä Light Infantry Brigade (the Finnish version of the SAS) which specialises in survival in cold climates is also based near here. This whole area is ideal for walking and birdwatching; there are plenty of well marked paths to choose from. You can try the 4 km. Luosto Game trail or the 15 km. Kaares Fell hiking trail, which will take you right into the wilderness. There are many easier walks in the Urho Kekkonen National Park some 10 km. north of Vuotso.


Two good sanitary blocks with toilets, hot showers and saunas. Facilities for disabled visitors. Campers’ kitchen. Motorcaravan services. Playground. Bicycle hire. River swimming, canoeing and water-skiing. Free WiFi.

  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Riding Nearby
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Turn off road 4 onto road 5. Site is on the left just after crossing the river. It is well signed and easy to find.