So much to do in Lomaseutu!

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.

Viitasaari bowling alley

6 Brunswick Pro Lanes, cosmic bowling, instruction for beginners, coffee shop, children's playground.

Address:
Viitasaari bowling alley
Keskitie 8
44500 VIITASAARI
Phone:
+358 400 322 466

Savivuori recreational area

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.

Address:
Savivuori recreational area
Lummeniementie 1
44500 VIITASAARI
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Salamajärvi National Park

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.

Address:
Salamajärvi National Park

43800 KIVIJÄRVI
Phone:
+358 40 724 3060
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise Areas, Visit Locations, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kivijärvi     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Wintry sauna experience in the midst of nature

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.

Address:
Koirasalmen Luontotupa
Koirasalmentie 1220
43800 Kivijärvi
Phone:
+358409398147
Category: Event Services     Town: Kivijärvi     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Enjoying

Peltokankaan liikuntapuisto - sports park

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.

Address:
Peltokankaan liikuntapuisto - sports park
Hannunkiventie 1
43800 KIVIJÄRVI
Phone:
+358 400 429 915
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kivijärvi     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Karoliinan Portaat - natural stairs

Karoliinan Portaat, the natural stairs in Kymönkoski, are hard to negotiate and have been named after their user, Karoliina Raatikainen (1848-1918).

Address:
Karoliinan Portaat - natural stairs

44640 KYMÖNKOSKI
Category: Hiking Areas, Visit Locations, Historical, Vantage Point     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Culture

Peura Trail hiking route

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.

Address:
Peura Trail hiking route

43900 KINNULA
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Outdoors

Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut

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.

Address:
Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut
Koirasalmentie 1220
43800 KIVIJÄRVI
Phone:
+358 40 939 8147

Heinäjoki nature trail

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.

Address:
Heinäjoki nature trail
Karjasillantie
44800 Pihtipudas
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Rapeikko Nature Trail

A nature trail located close to the Pihtipudas centre.

Address:
Rapeikko Nature Trail

44800 PIHTIPUDAS
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Rillankivi leisure track

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.

Address:
Rillankivi leisure track

PIHTIPUDAS
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Suurijärvi Recreational route

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.

Address:
Suurijärvi Recreational route
Nuorasentie
44800 PIHTIPUDAS
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Kivimäki Hiking Trail

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.

Address:
Kivimäki Hiking Trail
Keiteleentie
44800 PIHTIPUDAS
Category: Hiking Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

DiscGolfPark in Viitasaari

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.

Address:
DiscGolfPark Viitasaari
Lummeniementie 1
44500 VIITASAARI
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

DiscGolfPark in Pihtipudas

DiscGolfPark in Pihtipudas is an 18-hole course with trees and altitude differences providing extra challenges.

Address:
DiscGolfPark in Pihtipudas
Ritovuorentie
44800 PIHTIPUDAS
Phone:
+358 40 714 3888
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

DiscGolfPark Kinnula

A 10-hole disc golf course in the Kinnula recreational area.

Address:
DiscGolfPark Kinnula
Palolaitoksentie
43900 Kinnula
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

Skate park

There is a small concrete skate park next to the Viitasaari school center.

Address:
Skate park
Urheilutie 9
44500 VIITASAARI
Category: Exercise Areas     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families

Siipolan Talli - horse riding stables

Siipola stables in Viitasaari offer riding lessons around the year as well as horse riding summer camps.

Address:
Siipolan Talli - horse riding stables
Mansikkamäentie 121
44500 VIITASAARI
Phone:
+358 40 568 8409
Email:
esiipola@hotmail.com
Website:
www.siipolantalli.net
Category: Horse Stables, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families

Erävaris

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.

Address:
Erävaris
Kellantie 216
44640 KYMÖNKOSKI
Phone:
+358 40 740 5595
Category: Watersport, Fishing, Event Services, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Fisherman

Kotkanselkä Oy

Kotkanselkä provides high-quality wilderness activity services.

Address:
Kotkanselkä Oy
Keskustie 66
43900 KINNULA
Phone:
+358 400 246 248
Category: Watersport, Fishing, Event Services, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Fisherman

M-Tarinat Ky

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!

Address:
M-Tarinat Ky
Kaartotie 1
44800 PIHTIPUDAS
Phone:
+358 50 362 3271
Email:
penttiruots@gmail.com
Website:
www.m-tarinat.net
Category: Event Services, Exercise and Sports     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors

LohiAppaa fishing site

Rainbow trout fishing in the centre of Viitasaari around the year.

Address:
LohiAppa fishing site
Haapasaarentie 7
44500 Viitasaari
Phone:
+358 40 740 5595
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Fisherman

Huopanankoski rapids

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.

Address:
Huopanankoski rapids
Sininentie 1591
44580 HUOPANANKOSKI
Category: Fishing, Visit Locations, Art and Culture, Historical     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman, Culture

Keihärinkoski rapids

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.

Address:
Keihärinkoski rapids
Keihärinkoskentie 729
VIITASAARI
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman

River Myllyjoki

Myllykoski in Kinnula has been named after the old mills (mylly=mill), which used to be located in Ylämyllylä, Alamyllylä and Töpönkoski.

Address:
River Myllyjoki
Jääjoentie 90
43900 KINNULA
Category: Fishing     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Fisherman

Kellankoski rapids

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.

Address:
Kellankoski rapids
Kellantie 514
44500 VIITASAARI
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman

Kärnänkoski rapids

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.

Address:
Kärnänkoski rapids
Keiteleentie 970
VIITASAARI
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman

Kymönkoski rapids

The Kymönkoski rapids in the middle of the village of the same name in Viitasaari offer a chance to fish in a village setting.

Address:
Kymönkoski rapids
Vesannontie 637
VIITASAARI
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman

Kyrönpuro stream

The Kyrönpuro stream in Viitasaari flows from Lake Kolima to Lake Kärnänjärvi as a parallel furrow to the Kärnänkoski rapids.

Address:
Kyrönpuro stream
Keiteleentie 1030
VIITASAARI
Category: Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Fisherman

Lake Kivijärvi

Lake Kivijärvi, located in part in the Kinnula municipality, is one of the largest lakes in this northern part of Central Finland.

Address:
Lake Kivijärvi

Kivijärvi
Category: Watersport, Fishing     Town: Kivijärvi     Target Audience: Boater, Fisherman

Koirajärvet lakes

Koirajärvi lakes in Salamajärvi National Park consist of five lakes: Iso and Pieni Koirajärvi, Kaunislampi, Ahvenlampi and Heikinlampi.

Address:
Koirajärvet lakes

KINNULA
Category: Hiking Areas, Watersport, Fishing, Summer Camps, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Fisherman

Lake Keitele

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.

Address:
Lake Keitele

44500 VIITASAARI
Category: Watersport, Fishing     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Boater, Fisherman

Lake Kolima

Lake Kolima is a 30-kilometre-long and approx. 5-kilometre-wide rugged and deep lake in Pihtipudas.

Address:
Kolimajärvi

PIHTIPUDAS
Category: Watersport, Fishing     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Boater, Fisherman

Boat hire Hännilänsalmi Camping

Rowing boat, canoe and kayak hire

Address:
Hännilänsalmi Camping
Naurismaantie 80
44500 VIITASAARI
Phone:
+358 14 572 550 +358 41 437 5952
Category: Watersport, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families, Outdoors, Boater

Uimahalli Simmari – swimming centre

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.

Address:
Simmari – swimming centre
Urheilutie 9
44500 VIITASAARI
Phone:
+358 14 459 7552
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families

Heikinhalli Swimming Pool

The comfortable and welcoming Heikinhalli swimming centre in Kinnula’s town centre is open from the beginning of October to the end of April.

Address:
Heikinhalli
Jääjoentie 2
43900 KINNULA
Phone:
+358 40 752 0761 +358 14 485 715
Category: Exercise Areas, Exercise and Sports     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Families

Kotila Sheep Farm

An excellent destination for families and groups. Guided tours by arrangement. A farm shop.

Address:
Kotila Sheep Farm
Reisjärventie 1557
44860 ALVAJÄRVI
Phone:
+358 400 166 938
Category: Visit Locations, Farm Tourism     Town: Pihtipudas     Target Audience: Families

Kukkonen farm yard animals

The farmyard has a number of different pets and farm animals for you to see and admire. Open by appointment.

Address:
Kukkonen farm yard animals
Joutsenjärventie 89
44760 KEIHÄRINKOSKI
Phone:
+358 40 350 2855
Category: Visit Locations, Farm Tourism     Town: Viitasaari     Target Audience: Families

Boat hire in Kinnula

Canoe, rowing boat, fishing equipment etc. hired at Kotkanselkä Oy.

Address:
Kotkanselkä Oy
Riihipellontie 4
43900 KINNULA
Phone:
+358 400 246 248
Category: Watersport     Town: Kinnula     Target Audience: Boater

Do you want to be an insider?

Follow us on facebook.