There is plenty of entertainment to be had in Lomaseutu; if fairs and carnivals are not for you, then why not hire a canoe and take to the lakes! Lomaseutu is also a great place for fishing, white-water rafting, horse-back riding, experiencing a traditional Finnish smoke sauna or abseiling, among many other things.
6 Brunswick Pro Lanes, cosmic bowling, instruction for beginners, coffee shop, children's playground.
Savivuori recreational area is located within the beautiful ridge area close to Viitasaari’s centre. In the winter, the area has a lit cross-country skiing track network. In the summer, there is a leisure track, which offers excellent opportunities for walking and other outdoor activities. The area also boasts a nature trail, observation tower, children’s ski centre and a disc golf course.
Salamajärvi National Park expands over an area of 60 km2 and is one of Southern Finland’s largest protected areas. Its specialities include mire ecosystems, undisturbed forest lakes, virgin forests, forest reindeer and its versatile bird population. The area’s Koirajärvi lakes are a popular destination for leisure fishing.
An authentic Finnish lakeside sauna is a true experience in the winter. We also offer clean natural pampering products for you to use during for your visit. And how about ice swimming and relaxing on the sauna terrace at the heart of the National Park? Price includes: Pre-heated lakeside sauna (max 2 hours), pampering treatment package (face mask and foot spa), seat covers for sauna,face towel, beverages at the sauna and coffee/tea and snacks at the Nature Information Hut after sauna.
A versatile sports park in Peltokangas in the Kivijärvi municipality, close to Holiday Club Hannunkivi, for year-round activities. The distance from Kivijärvi’s town centre is just 2.5 km.
Karoliinan Portaat, the natural stairs in Kymönkoski, are hard to negotiate and have been named after their user, Karoliina Raatikainen (1848-1918).
The Peura Trail is a 115-km hiking route from Northern Ostrobothnia to Central Finland across the rugged watershed area of Suomenselkä. Hikers are free to trek in this area, and the marked trail is the longest trekking route in Finland.
Come and enjoy the spirit of wilderness like in no other place in southern Finland, and stay in the beautiful heart of the national park between the two Koirasalmi lakes. Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut is an inspiring meeting place for nature-loving people longing for diverse wildlife experiences.
The Heinäjoki nature trail is located close to Pihtipudas’ centre and passes through both wilderness and built-up areas. The trail includes 2 km of duckboard trail, a lean-to, two observation towers, a pontoon bridge, wooden bridge across the River Heinäjoki, information/break shelter, toilet/store and a gate at the start. The full length of the route is 6.5 km.
A nature trail located close to the Pihtipudas centre.
A five-kilometre long, marked leisure track with resting places leads to Rillankivi, an old boundary stone. The track is situated about 40 km from the Pihtipudas centre.
The Suurijärvi recreational route is an extensive and versatile collection of trails from Muurasjärvi in the Pihtipudas municipality to the Jääkolu boundary stone. The route is connected to the Peura Trail, and it is located in the Suurijärvi area in the Pihtipudas municipality. The total length of the marked routes is 30 km.
The Kivimäen kierros is a five-kilometre nature trail located next to the bike track running from the Pihtipudas centre to Rillankivi. On top of Kivimäki hill, you will find the Kivimäki observation tower, a lean-to and a camp-fire pit.
Viitasaari DiscGolfPark is a beginner-friendly, 9-hole course with trees and altitude differences that offer challenges for more experienced players in particular on some of the longer sections. There are a number of other leisure users in the area, and the players are asked to take them into account when throwing the disc.
DiscGolfPark in Pihtipudas is an 18-hole course with trees and altitude differences providing extra challenges.
A 10-hole disc golf course in the Kinnula recreational area.
There is a small concrete skate park next to the Viitasaari school center.
Siipola stables in Viitasaari offer riding lessons around the year as well as horse riding summer camps.
Erävaris in Viitasaari is a company specialising in producing first-rate outdoor activity programmes. The wilderness is full of fantastic experiences, which we can adapt to meet your needs. Our adventure, fishing, hunting, canoeing and hiking expeditions and much more are available to private customers and businesses.
Kotkanselkä provides high-quality wilderness activity services.
We offer You both short hikes and longer treks around Pihtipudas and along the Peura Trail, which consists of over 100 kilometers of hiking trails with both open wilderness cabins and reservation cottages. We can also choose shorter round trips lasting two to four days. Phone or email us, and we'll produce a tailor-made hike just for You or for Your group. You can just relax and hike, for the wilderness guide takes care of reservations and everything else that is necessary for a successful hike! Also short hikes lasting less than three hours available!
Rainbow trout fishing in the centre of Viitasaari around the year.
The Huopanankoski rapids are among Finland’s oldest recreational fishing rapids. They are also a nationally significant cultural environment and a locally significant cultural landscape. The Huopanankoski rapids, in Viitasaari, have become famous through writer Juhani Aho’s work.
The last rapids on the Kivijärvi-Keitele route are the wide, but fairly low, rapids of Keihärinkoski, and the most popular catch there is brown trout.
Myllykoski in Kinnula has been named after the old mills (mylly=mill), which used to be located in Ylämyllylä, Alamyllylä and Töpönkoski.
You can get a fishing licence for the 300-metre long Kellankoski rapids, which foam free in the peaceful wilderness setting along the Kolima-Keitele route.
The first and longest rapids along the route between Lake Kolima and Lake Keitele are the Kärnänkoski rapids, which provide very interesting and versatile fishing opportunities.
The Kymönkoski rapids in the middle of the village of the same name in Viitasaari offer a chance to fish in a village setting.
The Kyrönpuro stream in Viitasaari flows from Lake Kolima to Lake Kärnänjärvi as a parallel furrow to the Kärnänkoski rapids.
Lake Kivijärvi, located in part in the Kinnula municipality, is one of the largest lakes in this northern part of Central Finland.
Koirajärvi lakes in Salamajärvi National Park consist of five lakes: Iso and Pieni Koirajärvi, Kaunislampi, Ahvenlampi and Heikinlampi.
The second largest lake in Central Finland, Lake Keitele, stretches from Viitasaari all the way to Äänekoski. Water quality in Lake Keitele ranges between good and excellent – the classification depends on the area.
Lake Kolima is a 30-kilometre-long and approx. 5-kilometre-wide rugged and deep lake in Pihtipudas.
Rowing boat, canoe and kayak hire
Our facilities include a fitness pool, cold pool, children’s teaching and paddling pools, a therapy pool, water slides, 2 saunas, a steam room, sauna facilities for groups and a gym.
The comfortable and welcoming Heikinhalli swimming centre in Kinnula’s town centre is open from the beginning of October to the end of April.
An excellent destination for families and groups. Guided tours by arrangement. A farm shop.
The farmyard has a number of different pets and farm animals for you to see and admire. Open by appointment.
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