Mining, the North Pole and reindeers – my first trip to Lapland


Ruralia-instituutin projektisuunnittelija  Urszula Zimoch

Sodankylä, one of the three municipalities in Northern Lapland (almost 700 km from Seinäjoki) has for long suffered from high unemployment and out migration. The positive development began in 2009 when the investment phase of the Kevitsa nickel-copper mine, worth USD 470 million, began. The Kevitsa mining company has plans to extend their activities, which would mean a sizeable increase of employment in the region. Lue loppuun