Ilva Mică village is situated in north-east region of BN county at a distance of 45 km of Bistrița, 20 km of Năsăud town and 7 km of Sângeorz Băi town. Ilva Mică village is placed on Someșului Mare Valley in a mounty region, far from big industrial centers, at the confluence with Ilva river, in an area situated on the line between volcanic Oriental Carpathians and Transylvania’s Piemonts, in the western part of Bârgăului Mountains. The village spreads on an area of 6 km long and 3 km wide along the Ilva Valley and Someșului Valley.
Ilva Mică village displays mountain village characteristics, spreaded on a big irregular area, long distances from one house to another. Because flat land is not enough for everybody, some locals built their houses on hills. The hearth of the village is situated on the first terrace of Ilva river, showing a lot of curves because of hard rocks that withstood water erosion, forcing the river line towards left, leaving terraces on both sides of the river, which represents the main lands for constructions and the best field for crops.
Towards west, at a distance of 5 km of Ilva Mică village is neighbouring Feldru village, towards south is neighbouring Josenii-Bârgăului and Livezile villages, towards north beyond Someș Hills, upstream, is neighbouring with Sângeorz-Băi town at a distance of 7 km, towards east, 9 km away is neighbouring Poiana-Ilvei and Ilva-Mare villages, and in south-east with Leșu village.
The climate is temperate continental moderate, characteristic to hills and middle mountains, with the slope exposed to western winds, having an anual medium temperature of 6-8°C.