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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
Welcome to the Heart of Finland! We invite you to the Heart of Finland! We have here everything you need for a good holiday: things to do and to see, excitement and silence, fulfillment of expectations and also the deeply moving surprises which the best memories are made of. All this on four genuinely different seasons. Many return here over and over again because of the different hobbies that the change in seasons makes possible. All-time favourites include e.g. fishing and boating, hiking and downhill skiing. Although the summer with many happenings is above the others, our ”crown jewels”, the internationally renowned art and culture destinations of the Heart of Finland, attract visitors all year round. We are also proud of the small and big pleasures we can offer you here. Because a good holiday is certainly also a mix of delicious tastes of the seasons and well slept nights in an accommodation chosen according to your own preferences. There are plenty of choices!
It’s easy to come here, thanks to good traffic connections. For example from Helsinki by car or by train only little over two hours. You can also fly from Helsinki to Tampere or Jyväskylä and rent a car, or continue by bus. By bus you’ll get smoothly to all central locations of the region. Get a good mood, come to the Heart of Finland! On pages 4–11 culture and art destinations On pages 12–21 food and accommodation On pages 22–25 activities and active holidays
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Your holiday is close to our heart A heartfelt holiday with good services is waiting for you here. On the back spread you’ll find the contact details of the tourist informations in the municipalities of the Heart of Finland. Juupajoki |
Juupajoki is known for the inn museum and at national level appreciated cultural landscapes of Salokunta–Sahrajärvi road. At the inhabited centre of Korkeakoski there is an old factory milieu, Shoe Museum Koskenjalka and the unique nature attraction Juupajoki ravine. You can arrive by train! Jämsä |
Jämsä is known for its vivid summer happenings, beautiful nature near the river Jämsänjoki and Lake Päijänne and its unique felt tradition and its unique felt tradition. The renowned Himos Holiday Centre offers entertainment all year round.
Keuruu is a fascinating and beautiful town by the highway 23, about 60 km from Jyväskylä and about 120 km from Tampere. Here the nature with lake landcapes and high class services are near. Tourist attractions suitable for the whole family and over a thousand happenings a year!
Mänttä-Vilppula is known as an Art Town where the history of the Finnish paper industry is vividly present. The Serlachius museums, Art Festival, Mänttä Music Festival and Food & Art happening provide top-level experiences to the visitors.
In Orivesi there are over 350 lakes, and the town is located only a half an hour’s drive from Tampere. Orivesi – naturally close.
Ruovesi is known for Helvetinjärvi national park and Noitakäräjät (“witch trial”) event. You can come to visit also by boat along the famous water way Poet’s Way! The renewed guest marina in Ruovesi centre provides diverse services for visitors. Virrat |
Virrat is known as a summer town of hundreds of lakes and for the nature which invites the tourist to hike and fish. The Toriseva ravine lakes are situated near the center of the town. Perinnekylä (“Tradition village”) takes you to the rural scenery of the old times.
Tune your senses
to culture and art
Festivals with top artists and internationally valued events. Surprising, challenging modern art and old masters, but also cosy exhibitions, theater and improvisation. Take also a piece of the skilled creativity home with you in form of wonderful products of craft industry and applied arts.
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Church of Juupajoki
Felt exhibition, Kivipankk
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The wonderful art attractions of Mänttä bring together art, architecture and history in a unique way. Serlachius Museum Gösta is a pearl of modern wood and glass architecture and home to one of the largest private art collections in Scandinavia.
Old church of Keuruu
a Serlachius Museum Göst
Days Längelmävesi Summer
Sofia Magdalena’s Chu
1 | Juupajoki
Kallenaution kestikievari Kallenautiontie 327 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 40 751 8779 or +358 40 527 4688 www.kallenautio.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Café of tasty pastries and historical Inn museum! Kallenautio started function ing as an inn in 1778. It offered accom modation also for many dignitaries like author Zachris Topelius. The inn stopped operating in 1928 when cars became common. The museum is situated in Juu pajoki by the road 66 on its original location. There is also a gift shop selling handicrafts and quality art exhibitions. In Kallenautio you can find also a popular domestic animal farm.
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Mänttä Art Festival Pekilo, Tehtaankatu 21 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 44 259 9194 www.mantankuvataideviikot.fi email@example.com Mänttä Art Festival is the most compre hensive annually organized survey of modern art in the whole Finland. The exhibition is open yearly from mid-June till the end of August. The curator of the exhibition changes every year, which guarantees the freshness of the exhibi tion. The curator of summer 2017 is Pirjetta Brander. She is going to put together an exhibition which is both serious and hysterically funny at the same time and which will represent the many sides of Finnish contemporary art. The main exhibition location is Pekilo, a former feed mill at the foot of the tallest mill chimney of Mänttä.
2 | Orivesi
Orivesi Summer PL 7 35301 Orivesi Tel. +358 40 596 3087 www.orivedensuvi.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Orivesi Summer encompasses several events: Concerts at Orivesi College of Arts, art exhibition at Purnu Art Centre, design event SuviDesign, art centre Leporannan Taidekeskus, Rönni Open Air Theatre and regular dance evenings from May to September at Rönni Enter tainment Centre. At Taitokeskus (Crafts and arts centre) Orivesi you’ll get lovely craft products and gifts.
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Taito Pirkanmaa ry, Taitokeskus Mänttä Taito Shop Itätorikatu 4 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 225 1454, +358 50 592 9039 www.taitopirkanmaa.fi email@example.com Crafts in our lives, crafts in products and services. In the shop and in the exhibi tion gallery is displayed and sold Finnish quality design. Own product lines which include jewelry, textiles and glass. The crafts and arts centre provides diverse opportunities for amateurs and profes sionals to develop their skills and familiarize themselves with the Finnish handicraft field and the different materials.
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Shoe and Leather Museum Koskenjalka Koskitie 43, 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 50 401 5792 www.koskenjalka.fi firstname.lastname@example.org The first shoe factory of Finland started manufacturing shoes in Korkeakoski in 1897 after the production of its prede cessor, a leather factory, came to an end due to a destructive fire. The factory pro duced shoes for men and women, and it was renowned for e.g. military boots and wooden shoes. Nowadays, the building houses the Shoe and Leather Museum, which illustrates the history of shoe fashion and shoe manufacturing during a period of 100 years with the help of old machines and tools and with over a thousand pairs of shoes. Besides a museum there is also an art gallery. Both are open 27.5.–27.8.2017.
Mänttä Mänttä Music Festival is a celebration of piano music.
Paper Devil in Serlachius Museum Gustaf
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Art Centre Purnu Mustasaari 63, 35100 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 335 4323, +358 50 331 5820 and +358 40 967 8820 www.purnu.fi email@example.com Purnu Art Centre is located in the middle of nature by the lake Längelmävesi. The summer exhibition displays every year under a different theme contemporary art, performances and courses. Permanently on display there are works of the founder of the art centre, sculptor Aimo Tukiainen. There is a café on the area. Smoke sauna is heated for the visi tors on Mondays and Fridays. Purnu’s 50th anniversary exhibi tion Loistava aika (Glorious Time) is curated by Miina Hujala and Arttu Merimaa. Exhibition is open 11 am – 6 pm every day 18.6.– 6.8.2016 and for groups by arrangement 22.5.–27.8.2016.
Old Keuruu, Gallery Aittagalleria
Jämsä There are changing exhibitions in Kivipankki around the year.
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Serlachius Museum Gösta Serlachius museums Joenniementie 47, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 6800 www.serlachius.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Serlachius Museum Gösta is an interesting show window to the Finnish art in the middle of the beautiful lake scenery. The art museum spreads across many buildings, a park with sculptures and a wooded island. In the exhibitions, you’ll find works from the Golden Age of the Finnish art and modern art from Finland and from the rest of the world. The prize-win ning pavilion is an attraction in itself, a fine example of the new Finnish timber building. The art museum is the Museum of the Year 2015 in Finland, and the Serlachius Museums were awarded as the Domestic Tourism Business of the Year 2016.
Serlachius Museum Gustaf Serlachius museums R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 6800 www.serlachius.fi email@example.com Serlachius Museum Gustaf is located in the former head office of the forest combine G.A. Serlachius Ltd built in 1934. The his torical and beautiful building hides behind its walls surprising exhibitions which open themselves to the visitors by means of dra ma and different medias. Stories have the main role in the museum. In the exhibition “Paper Devil” the visitors get to know the colorful life of one of the pioneers of the Finnish forest industry, G. A. Serlachius, on a dramatized route of eight scenes (languages: Finnish and English).
9 | Jämsä
Shop Huopaliike Lahtinen Partalantie 267 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 14 768 017 www.lahtiset.fi firstname.lastname@example.org The factory shop of the Finnish felt boots manufacturer offers felt related experi ences for the whole family. Felt boots of all sizes, different kinds of felt slippers, wide range of other felt products as well as collections of shoe designer Aki Choklat and designer Jonas Hakaniemi. Welcome!
Top of Himmaa – observation tower, Riiho
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Shop Navikka Keuruu Tourist Information Keuruuntie 7, 42700 Keuruu Shop Tel. +358 40 5259 548 Info Tel. +358 40 572 5640 www.visitkeuruu.fi email@example.com In the center of Keuruu the shop of Activity Center Navikka and Keuruu Tourist Information. Here you’ll find textile, wood and metal products. Local products from Keuruu for decoration, gifts and souvenirs at an advantageous price. Here you’ll get the brochures and maps of Keuruu and personal tourist information. Open all year round Mon–Fri 10 am–4.30 pm, and in summer also on Saturdays 10 am–2 pm.
The church of Killinkoski is designed by renowned architect Josef Stenbäck.
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The old factory Wanha Tehdas in Killinkoski Inkantie 60, 34980 Killinkoski Tel. +358 400 453 054 firstname.lastname@example.org www.killinkoski.fi Facebook: Killinkoski Wanha Tehdasmiljöö A cultural-historically valuable milieu of the old ribbon factory in Virrat. Ribbon manufacturing museum, the camera museum of Finland, museal collections (volunteer fire department, hair dresser of the olden days, photo shop and collection of teaching equipment, nostalgic toys, architect Josef Stenbäck and illustrator Marjaliisa Pitkäranta, etc.), large flea market halls, café, factory shop and in sum mer changing art and photo exhibitions. Free entry. Guided group trips by arrangement.
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Mänttä Music Festival Virkamiehenkatu 4 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 45 890 3434 www.mantanmusiikkijuhlat.fi email@example.com XIX Mänttä Music Festival is the only annually organized international piano festival in Finland. Mänttä Music Festival is a meeting place for the friends of piano music, and it was chosen as the festival of the year together with Mänttä Art Festival already in 2003. At the festival, you can hear international top musicians and rising star pianists from Finland play well-known and less common piano pieces. Mänttä Music Festival has been granted the EFFE quality label 2015–2016 among the finest festivals of Europe.
Jämsä Himos Park – full service event park. The summer festivals in Himos are major events which attract people from the whole Finland.
Festival Soiton Paikka
Mänttä Music Festival
Days Längelmävesi Summer
Ruovesi “Witch t
Events in the municipalities of the Heart of Finland
Midsummer in Virrat
Here are some examples of the events. More events: www.visitheartfinland.fi Juupajoki • • • • •
Juupajoki Day (July) Summer Saturday in Lyly (July) Shoe Rock (July) Refugee Train (August) Activity Day for kids (August)
Mänttä-Vilppula • • • •
Mänttä Art Festival (June–August) Mänttä Music Festival (August) Mänttä Organ Week (August) Food & Art (August)
Orivesi • Events of Orivesi Summer (May–September) • Längelmävesi Summer Day (July) • Orivesi and Eräjärvi Markets (July) • Christmas Fair (December)
Jämsä • • • • • •
Music festivals at Himos: Juhannus (Midsummer), Iskelmä, Jysäri (June–July) Sports Carnival (July) International Felt Summer (July) Neste Oil Rally Paintball Big Game (August) Oktoberfest 22.-23.9
Keuruu • Keuruu music camp and Soiton Paikka music festival (June–July) • Iso Soitto Festival (July) • Three markets (June–September)
Ruovesi • Music! Ruovesi Chamber Music Festival (June) • Noitakäräjät (”Witch Trial”) (July) • Summer exhibitions in Viljamakasiini (May–August) • Noitien yö (“Night of the Witches”) (August)
Virrat • Midsummer in Virrat (June) • Killinkoski market days (July) • Kotala karhumarkkinat (”Bear Market”) (July) • TilkkuVirrat quilt festival (July)
At the core of a holiday
accommodation and food
For many, the best things on holiday are good food and a comfortable pillow. What comes to them, your holiday is secured. Here you can stay on a real farm, in the peace of a lakeside cottage, and of course in a hotel. Our tip: try them all! Same applies to food. Try the real local tastes.
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King’s Room, Honkahovi
Eerola in Eräjärvi
Windmill, local museum
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Haapasaaren Lomakylä Haapasaarentie 5 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 44 0800 290 Fax +358 3 4760 897 www.haapasaari.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Green and peaceful holiday island in front of Ruovesi center by the lake Näsijärvi offers quality holiday cottages around the year, in summer also inex pensive camping cottages. On the island, there is also caravan and camping area, piers, smoke sauna with bath barrels, B&B, café and a dining restaurant (liquor license) which can be reserved for different kinds of occasions. Paddling, hik ing and boats and motors for fishing. For children shallow beach and play ground. On the area, there are also animals. Open all year round.
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14 | Jämsä
Hotel Jämsä (Hotelli Jämsä Oy) Kauhkialantie 111 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 14 717 91 email@example.com www.hotellijamsa.fi Hotel Jämsä is a personal and cozy hotel. We are located at the crossing of Lahti and Tampere roads, two kilometers from the center of Jämsä and eight kilometers from Himos. We have 75 rooms, and in our restaurants, you’ll taste the local and Finnish flavors. In the sauna and in the refreshing pool you’ll forget all the stress and haste, and a tasty buffet breakfast is always included in the price of the accommodation. We wish you a warm welcome!
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Vehkaniemi Holiday Estate Salmentakasentie 308 42850 Pohjaslahti, (Mänttä-Vilppula) Tel. +358 50 5206451 www.vehkaniemi.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Fb: Vehkaniemi Loma- ja juhlatila
Farm Uusi-Yijälä, Restaurant Patapirtti Jyväskyläntie 848, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 45 651 1405 www.patapirtti.fi email@example.com www.facebook.com/patapirtti
A centuries-old, cultural-historically valu able family farm situated in the naturally beautiful surroundings by the lake Vehka järvi. Memorable accommodation for 30 persons, B&B and a cottage for rent in a farm environment. Facilities for celebrations for up to 150 persons, summer exhibitions and events. The café and terrace of an old stone cowshed are open on summer weekends (liqueur license). On order catering focused on organic and local food. Hiking routes and several destinations for excursions and visits nearby. Welcome to enjoy tasty country breakfast and the views from the café terrace!
The farm of Uusi-Yijälä offers: • Peace of nature and experiences of an organic farm • Authentic Finnish delicacies in restaurant Patapirtti • Berry wines of the farm • Pampering accommodation in a rural hotel • Possibilities for canoeing and fishing • Services of Himos winter sports centre Come and see!
17 | Ruovesi
18 | Virrat
Mäkelän Lomatuvat Cottages Mäkelänjärventie 372 35500 Korkeakoski Ruovesi Tel. +358 40 743 2236/Mikko, +358 40 036 9866/Teija www.makelanlomatuvat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Nine well-equipped cottages are rented all year round. B&B accommodation in cottages, meals on order. Over 30 percent of guests from abroad. Service languages: Finnish, English and German. Ask also our meeting services.
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Egyptin pyhä ja arki Oy Egyptintie 272 42850 Pohjaslahti, Virrat Tel. +358 40 829 4844, +358 40 525 4879 www.egyptinpyhajaarki.fi Facebook: Egyptin Pyhä ja Arki email@example.com Welcome in the rural Landscape of Egypti to feel refreshed in the fold of nature! Hike, cycle, snowshoe, fish, hold meetings, arrange a party, swim and take a sauna! Stay overnight in a granary in summer or in our one-bedroom apart ment “Grandmother’s place” all year round. In summer you can arrange a family celebration in our barn. Grocery kiosk with license for serving beer and cider, 1 pitch for camping vehicles, possibility to camp on the yard. By reservation also nerve path massage and additional services. Contact us!
20 | Virrat
Kinkamon pirtti Kinkamontie 80 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 595 8260 www.kinkamonpirtti.fi firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Virtain Matkailu Oy/ Camping Lakari Lakarintie 405 34800 Virrat Tel. +358 44 911 3594 www.virtainmatkailu.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinkamon pirtti provides accommo dation services all year round in solid, high-grade log cabins made of the wood originating from own forest. Kinkamon pirtti is situated in Central Finland in the town of Keuruu. Relax for a while and come to enjoy the nature and pure water by the lake Poskijärvi. Fishing, horse rides and well ness services make your holiday complete. Accommodation: main building for 6 persons, economy cottage and summer cottage for 2 persons.
Camping Lakari is located in a magnificent ridge scenery on an isthmus between two lakes. We offer cottage accommodation ranging from camping cottages to holiday cottages with private saunas and beaches. Plenty of caravan and tent places (in an area of 18 hectares), some even with a private beach. Café, lakeside sauna, swimming beach... Nature trail to Toriseva ravine lakes. Welcome to enjoy the peace of nature! Open 1.5.–30.9.
21 | Keuruu
Keurusharju Apartments Keurusseläntie 134 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 481 4980 email@example.com www.keurusharju.fi
22 | Mänttä
Koivuranta Camping Tehtaantie 13 35990 Kolho (Vilppula) Tel. +358 40 187 4451 www.koivurantacamping.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Keurusharju Apartments offer a relaxing holiday in the landscapes of lake Keurus selkä around the year. Over 30 comfort able, well equipped holiday apartments. Every apartment offers sleeping places for six persons, sauna and fire place. Ex cellent facilities for sports and outdoor activities: disc golf, lean-to, walking routes and in winter ski trails are in the direct vicinity of the apartments.
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Koivulahden Rapukartano Koivuseläntie 77 35700 Vilppula Tel. +358 44 592 9429 www.rapukartano.fi email@example.com The atmospheric milieu of Rapukartano wraps the guests in a hug from the first moment! Whether your corporate event or other party is big or small, the adapt able first-class conference and party rooms and high-grade accommodation respond to your needs. A meeting or training is easy to deal with efficiency. The visit is crowned by the sauna and a high-class dinner. The team of Rapukar tano takes care of all the necessary tasks. The owner of the manor and our helpful staff guarantee your comfort and make your visit unforgettable.
Here you can stay comfortably and affordably! A cozy holiday cottage for 4–6 persons in the beautiful lake land scape. On the area there are also electric pitches for camping cars and good bath room and service facilities. Bed & Break fast accommodation!
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Cottages Lomahuvilat Palomäentie 743 35700 Vilppula Tel. +358 400 339 570 www.lomahuvilat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org High-quality, well-equipped holiday houses amidst a beautiful lake scenery. Two handsome log villas, both of them offering accommodation for 8–10 per sons. Located by the pure and fishy lake Kurkijärvi with good access to the main roads.
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25 | Jämsä
Villa Hiidenmäki Hiidentie 8 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 40 148 6141 www.villahiidenmaki.fi email@example.com www.facebook.fi/villahiidenmaki Welcome to our elegant design hotel in the heart of Jämsä. Every room is unique and decorated with a charming nature theme. Our hotel is situated about 7 km from the ski resort Himos and Himos Golf. It’s important for us that you enjoy yourself and that you’ll have a memorable stay in Villa Hiidenmäki!
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Iso Kirja Iso Kirja Camping Heikkiläntie 177, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 14 7514 411 www.isokirja.fi firstname.lastname@example.org The area of Iso Kirja is surrounded by lake Pohjoisjärvi, and it offers services to travelers wishing to stay in a caravan, tent or cottage. Cozy cottage village and hotel rooms are open all year round. On the area, there is also a world-class disc golf course, restaurant services, a café, lakeside saunas and swimming beaches. Iso Kirja offers good opportunities for organizing events and celebrations. Welcome to enjoy!
Cafe Herkkuhetki in Myllyranta Myllyrannantie 5 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 50 301 8686 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi email@example.com Cafe Herkkuhetki in Myllyranta is an atmospheric café-restaurant with full liq uor license in an old locomotive hall by the lake Keurusselkä. The restaurant has 100–130 seats, and in summer there is plenty of room on the terrace amidst the beautiful lake scenery. Enjoy the freshly baked pastries of the best bakery of Pirkanmaa region, have a delicious buffet lunch or buy gifts that melt in the mouth. You can come also by boat.
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Hotel Alexander & Cafe Alex and Shop Kauppakatu 23, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 474 9232 www.hotellialexander.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Web shop: www.alexlifestyle.fi Stay comfortably in the center of Mänttä! Hotel Alexander is located near the ser vices and museums of Mänttä, and it is a perfect base for visits and sightseeing in the area of Mänttä-Vilppula. Café Alex in the downstairs lobby offers sweet and salty delicacies and specialty coffees, and has the longest opening times in town! The room price includes weekend brunch. At the hotel boutique, you’ll find the international brands of women’s fashion, home décor, jewelry and bags. Hotel guests receive a 10 % discount! See alexlifestyle.fi
29 | Orivesi
Eerola in Eräjärvi – Catering, Accommodation and Party Services Eerolanmutka 12 35220 Eräjärvi, Orivesi Tel. +358 40 515 3362 www.eerola.net email@example.com
Himoslomat Oy / HimosHoliday Oy Länsi-Himoksentie 4 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 20 711 9200 www.himoslomat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 300-year-old family farm located in Eräjärvi in Orivesi gives a warm wel come to visitors. On the park-like yard you can enjoy the countryside milieu of the old times. Summer café, tea room, interesting exhibitions, events and Sun day brunches in July offer memorable moments. We organize family and corporate celebrations and themed occasions for up to 250 persons. We offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation in traditional barns, cottages and in the guest house Lehdokki.
Himos Holiday Centre provides enter tainment all year round for all ages. Spend your holiday in a cozy atmosphere in your own rental villa sensing the inter national ambience of Himos. By a lake at the foot of the Himosvuori hill you’ll find diverse activities for both active holiday makers and for those who like to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Mäntän Klubi & ArtHotel Honkahovi Tehtaankatu 33 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 474 5900 www.klubin.fi email@example.com Mäntän Klubi and Honkahovi provide accommodation, happenings, tastes and experiences for all your senses in our top destinations Clubhotel Mäntän Klubi and Arthotel Honkahovi. We arrange an unforgettable corporate event, a party of your life, a unique art and culture experi ence, diverse program services or an accommodation at our unique rooms.
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At Himos, a cheerful mood is guaranteed. Downhill skiers and cross-country skiers appreciate Himos, the biggest winter sports centre of Southern Finland with 21 slopes and a skiing track network with the length of nearly a hundred kilometers. In winter, you can try also many other sports, like popular snowmobile safaris, dog sled rides and exotic ice-swimming. In summer, Himos is a paradise of music festivals. For active holidaymakers, the summer of Himos offers e.g. fishing and hiking trips, quad safaris, and a full-length golf course. Your amusement is crowned by party weekends of Himos Areena during the winter season, numerous events of summer season, bustling restaurant world and diverse shopping possibilities. In the hinterlands of Himosvuori hill, at Hirvikartano, you have a unique possibility to meet moose, fallow deer and reindeer face to face and even kiss them!
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Wine tavern Vuorenmaja Vuorentie 70 35820 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 4747 457 www.vuorenmaja.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottages Jussilan Lomamökit Oy Vaskuuntie 4 34740 Koro, Virrat Tel. +358 50 340 3277 www.jussilanlomamokit.fi email@example.com
Culinary journey through Europe starts from wine tavern Vuorenmaja! 35–40 customer places inside, plus terrace. The menu includes wines from small European vineyards, beer and cider of small Finnish breweries, delicacies of European kitchen and of course coffee, tea and homemade pastries. The delicacies of Vuorenmaja combined with the unique atmosphere and history will make your visit unforgettable. In summer open daily, group reservations possible all year round.
Well equipped holiday cottages in a beautiful lake scenery by Näsijärvi along the Poet’s Way ship route. Our cottages are suitable for winter use and are rented all year round. All our cottages have Wi-Fi, outdoor hot tub and barbecue hut. Accommodation for up to 22 per sons. Activities from paintball to quad safaris and trail riding.
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Camping Nyyssänniemi Nyyssänniementie 10 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 700 2308 www.nyyssanniemi.fi firstname.lastname@example.org The camping is located by the naturally beautiful lake Keurusselkä about 2 km from the center of Keuruu. We have 22 camping cottages, 32 pitches with electricity for camping vehicles and tent pitches. Our restaurant Liukon Pirtti is a log building from the end of 18th cen tury and it serves food, coffee and mild alcoholic beverages. Other services: e.g. miniature golf and disc golf courses, beach volley field, swimming beach, play area with e.g. a trampoline. There are 2 saunas + room with a fireplace. We organize parties, work ability and recreational activities and sauna evenings all year round.
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Manor Pöyhölä by the lake Keurusselkä Pöyhöläntie 72 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 50 400 9819 www.rantakartanopoyhola.fi email@example.com Estate owned by the family Pöyhönen was subdivided in 1478. From 1693 to 1920 it served as chaplain’s rectory of Keuruu. Nowadays, estate of Pöyhölä serves as a venue for celebrations and other private occasions of 15–150 per sons. Own church for 120 persons, restaurant facilities for 150 persons, accommodation for 75 persons, lakeside sauna facilities for 30 persons. Restaurant kitchen which offers also catering services!
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Cafe Herkkuhetki Anttilantie 6 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 335 2867, +358 40 706 4290 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
The apartment accommodation Mänty linna is a homelike accommodation option in the Art Town of Mänttä-Vilp pula. Two-room apartment of 67 m² near everything at your own disposal. Beds for 4–5 persons. Also pets are welcome! The apartment is located near Mäntän Klubi and within only a 5-minute walk from Pekilo, the center of Mänttä Art Festival. Also Myllyranta with its café-restaurant is only a stone’s throw away.
Come and enjoy a cozy moment with a cup of coffee and freshly baked deli cacies in Café Herkkuhetki in Orivesi. The bakery-confectionary has served its customers in Orivesi 35 years, and it was chosen as the best bakery of Pirkanmaa region in 2015. The café-restaurant has 100 seats and a large summer terrace, and downstairs there is a meeting room and sauna for 50 persons. Enjoy tasty lunch, ice cream and pastries and buy delicious gifts. There is always a reason to enjoy something good!
Apartment Accommodation Mäntylinna Postikatu 13 35820 Mänttä-Vilppula Tel. +358 44 994 3600
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Farm Ylä-Tuuhonen Tanhuantie 105 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 50 553 4264 www.yla-tuuhonen.fi email@example.com Our family farm is located in the coun tryside by the lake Tarjanne. The ac commodation facilities are renovated respecting the old and combining the rustic style and modern design. The fields of the farm are farmed organically, and we appreciate green values. In addi tion to accommodation we offer catering, sauna and meet ing services. We appreciate homemade food and use own and locally produced ingredients. Here you can relax in the peace of nature!
on the ground and on the water
The main factor of the charm of the Heart of Finland is the region’s diverse nature. Thanks to lakes and water ways, you have good possibilities for paddling or motor boat trips, which can be easily combined with fishing. Hiking on a nature trail is nice relaxation. Also many accommodations offer these activities.
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Seikkailuapinat / Adventure Apes Majoontie 2 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 40 770 9874 www.seikkailuapinat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org We offer a wide range of guided tours in the pure clean nature of Finland. Would you like to go hiking, snowshoe ing, or maybe just enjoy the silence of the nature? In our small guest house in Orivesi you can get familiar with the Finnish lifestyle while living with us in our home. Let’s cook a traditional dinner on an open fire followed by a sauna! Campervans are also warmly welcome. See you soon!
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Juha Happonen’s Fishing Guide Services Harjunpääntie 167 35990 Kolho Tel. +358 400 547 098, +358 44 362 2563 www.happonen.info email@example.com Guided fishing for groups of up to 100 persons in the pure fishing waters with a diverse fish stock. Possibility to fish for planted or native trout on rapids and for genuine wild fish on lakes and ponds. We organize also fishing camps for phys ically challenged, fishing related courses, program services, seminars and fishing competitions. We provide two Tracker catamaran boats, a jigging boat with V-shaped hull and fishing equipment needed.
Bussi-Manninen Oy Joensuuntie 5 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 3 486 4701 www.bussi-manninen.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Pleasant bus transportations everywhere in the Heart of Finland with quality tour ist busses for 9–58 persons. We offer full service bus tour packages for groups and individual travelers including transpor tation and e.g. meals, accommodation and programme services like nature and wilderness trips and fishing tours with a guide. All services easily from the same place! Pickup of groups arriving in Finland e.g. from airports of Helsinki or Tampere, ports of Helsinki or Turku or Railway station of Tampere. Our drivers speak English.
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Pohjolantie 5 34800 Virrat www.virrat.fi
Ahtola marina Kangasmannilantie 18 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 465 8162 www.facebook.com/siipiratas
The marina is the northern end of the Poet’s Way route (steamship s/s Tar janne Tampere–Ruovesi–Virrat) close to the center of Virrat. The marina provides services for both guests and local residents. In the marina there is a kid-friendly beach and a 9-meter diving tower. In summer the café-restaurant Baarpuuri and its terrace provide in addition to restaurant services diverse entertainment and rents e.g. bikes. On the terrace you’ll find an information point providing information about the offer ings of the area.
Marina Café Siipiratas is located near Keuruu town center in Ahtola marina, about 300 m from the heart of Old Keuruu. On the cozy, partly covered terrace you can enjoy e.g. cold beverages, ice cream and coffee. Next to the café there is a playground for children and a parking lot. www.facebook.com/siipiratas. Paddle steamer Elias Lönnrot cruises during the summer season between Ahtola Marina, Hotel Keurusselkä and Mänttä (also char ter cruises). On board, there is a café-restaurant. Queries: tourist information: email@example.com and +358 40 572 5640. www.visitkeuruu.fi
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Vilppulankoski marina Kirkkotie 5 35700 Vilppula www.taidekaupunki.fi
Ruovesi marina Laivarannantie 5 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 3 486 111 www.ruovesi.fi
Within the tourist district you’ll find a marina, kid-friendly beach, popular traffic park and playground, beach volley field, bookable sauna and beach restau rant. The fishy Vilppulankoski rapids, where you can fish both for trout and salmon, are located within a walking dis tance. There are fishing platforms for physically challenged by the rapids. Within the Vilppulankoski tourist district is located also a tidy caravan area.
From the pier of Ruovesi there is a steam ship connection on s/s Tarjanne to Virrat and Tampere. There is also a guest marina with diverse services like fuel distribution point, septic tank, water supply point, toilets and showers and berths for about 100 boats. Next to the marina there is a beach for swimming with a new 9-meter diving tower. The marina area of Ruovesi has been renovated: the area is yet cozier and offers more services than before, thanks to a new café-restaurant among others.
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Public transport on the area Busses: www.matkahuolto.fi | Trains: www.vr.fi | Flights: www.finavia.fi
Tourist information in the municipalities of the Heart of Finland Juupajoki Library of Juupajoki Kirkkotie 1 FI-35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 3 335 8425, +358 50 432 4020 firstname.lastname@example.org www.juupajoki.fi
Mänttä-Vilppula Tourist Information Seppälän puistotie 2 FI-35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 8555 email@example.com www.manttavilppula.fi
Orivesi Taitokeskus Orivesi (Craft and arts centre) Keskustie 37, 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 225 1455, +358 50 433 8681 Open Mon–Fri 10 am–5 pm, Sat 10 am–2 pm firstname.lastname@example.org www.orivesi.fi
Maps and travel guides www.karttakauppa.fi
Tourism development partners www.mw-kehitys.com
Jämsä Tourist Information Keskuskatu 8 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 50 372 0069, +358 20 638 2000 email@example.com www.jamsa.fi
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Keuruu Keuruu Tourist Information Keuruuntie 7 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 572 5640 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitkeuruu.fi
Viljamakasiini Ruovedentie 5 FI-34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 44 787 1388 email@example.com Open in summer www.ruovesi.fi
Virrat VMT Shopping Center Pirkantie 26 FI-34800 Virrat Tel. +358 3 485 1276 firstname.lastname@example.org www.virrat.fi/matkailu www.juhannusvirrat.com
Heart of Finland in Facebook: facebook.com/VisitHeartFinland Heart of Finland in Internet: www.visitheartfinland.fi
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Get a good mood, come to the Heart of Finland!
Published on Jan 10, 2014
We invite you to the Heart of Finland! We have here everything you need for a good holiday: things to do and to see, excitement and silence,...