Ilmakkiaapa Directions and Maps

Ilmakkiaapa is located some 35 km north of Sodankylä along the main road 4 (E75), on the western side of the Vajukoski basin.


By Car

  • From Sodankylä, drive 35 km north along main road 4 (E75). By Ilmakkiaapa there is a parking area beside the road with signposts for the duckboard-covered trail.

By Public Transportation

  • Buses run daily along main road 4 from Sodankylä to Ivalo and from Ivalo to Sodankylä. Timetables can be found on the pages of Matkahuolto (

Starting Points for Excursions

  • Along main road 4 by Ilmakkiaapa there is a parking area which is in use all the year round. The duckboard trail to the bird-watching tower begins by the parking area.


Electronic Maps

Other Maps

  • Topographic map number U444 Peurasuvanto, 1:50 000. These maps can be purchased from Karttakeskus and the offices of the National Land Survey of Finland.
  • GT tiekartta Pohjois-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland North, 2013, 1:400 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

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Parking Areas

  • Main road 4 (E75), Ilmakkiaapa

There is no accurate address to the parking area.