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Travelling in the Heart of land • JUUPAJOKI • JÄMSÄ • KEURUU • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA • ORIVESI • RUOVESI • VIRRAT

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The best about Finland – its Heart!

We listened to visitors – this is what they have liked!

In the Heart of Finland, where southern, western and central Finland meet, you can experience everything that made Lonely Planet to choose Finland as one of the TOP 3 travel destinations in the whole world. According to the world-renowned travel guide, here you can enjoy magnificent outdoor concerts and delicious foods, and after a high-class exhibition you bumped into, your day might be culminated in a sauna visit, for example.

Even with an extensive offering, there are always favourites. Here are some of our destinations that frequently emerge in lists of favourites. They include a number of nature experiences, local events and diverse cultural activities. Use these as tips for preparing your own holiday programme! You will find more options on the pages of this brochure.

After reading our brochure, you will notice that all that and a lot else is awaiting you on your trip to the Heart of Finland. For example, the Serlachius museum Gösta that Lonely Planet ranks as the 2nd best tourist attraction in Finland! Our cosy cities and villages as well as the nature that will activate all your senses are the infallible foundation of your holiday. It will be easy to build a programme to your liking on top of it with our tips. What is close to your heart? Welcome. From the bottom of our heart!

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Serlachius museums: Art Museum Gösta and Gustaf Museum Mänttä Art Festival, top-class exhibition of modern art in the summer Mänttä Music Festival, top pianists Mäntänvuori outdoor area: observation tower, wine tavern, hiking trails Vilppulankoski tourist district and recreational fishing area

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Helvetinjärvi National Park and Helvetinkolu Photo: Koskelainen Siikaneva Conservation Area Witches’ Trial and Witches’ Night Poet’s Way, S/S Tarjanne’s ship route (Murole canal, Ruovesi Ship Wharf and Visuvesi canal) Music! Ruovesi chamber music festival

Old Keuruu area Paddle steamer Elias Lönnrot cruises on Lake Keurusselkä Keuruu Old Church Steam Locomotive Park of Haapamäki Himmaan Huippu belvedere

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Himos – year-round holiday centre: ski resort, festivals, golf, husky safaris and other activities Moose Manor, Hirvikartano – Finland’s only private moose zoo Felt factories and factory outlets Wanha Witonen canoeing route Isojärvi National Park

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JUUPAJOKI – THREE VILLAGES IN FINLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PART

VIRRAT – ROARING RAPIDS AND STEEP RAVINES

ORIVESI – A TOWN WITH 350 LAKES NEXT TO TAMPERE

1 Kallenaution kestikievari museum inn 2 Shoe museum in the Juupajoki ravine area shaped by the ice age 3 Cultural landscape route Kopsamo–Salokunta 4 “Nut-form” octagon Juupajoki Church in Kopsamo 5 Beautiful Kopsamo–Purnu canoeing route, 19 km

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Toriseva ravine lakes with steep shores Harbour & 110-year-old steamship S/S Tarjanne Heritage Village museums for the entire family Killinkoski old factory complex Kituskoski & Herraskoski rapids

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Art Centre Purnu on the shore of Lake Längelmävesi Leporanta Art Centre, art in a kiln, cabin and coffeehouse Rönni entertainment centre in the Lake Längelmävesi landscape Idyllic Paltanmäki open-air museum with windmills Eräpyhä recreational area and nature trail

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Experiences to fill your Heart! The diverse art and culture offering of the Heart of Finland is a major source of pride for us. Ambitious exhibitions, changing themes and events as well as highly valued works and makers of art entice our visitors. You can experience a true local touch in the unique cultural events and museums. You can buy local souvenirs to take home in the form of artwork and design from atmospheric small boutiques.

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At Mänttä’s magnificent art sites, art, architecture and history are combined in a unique way. The Serlachius museum Gösta is a pearl of new wood and glass architecture, and it shelters one of the biggest private art collections in the Nordic countries.

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Purnu art exhibition on the shore of Lake Längelmävesi, Orivesi Photo: Pirjo Luukko

Witches’ Trial and Witches’ Night, Ruovesi Photo: Nuutinen/Pirilä

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Kallenaution kestikievari

Orivesi Summer Festivals

Kallenautiontie 327, 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 40 751 8779 or +358 40 527 4688 www.kallenautio.fi | timo.musturi@gmail.com

PO Box 7, 35301 Orivesi Tel. +358 40 596 3087 www.orivedensuvi.fi | pia-maria.ahonen@orivesi.fi

Café of tasty pastries and historical Inn museum! Kallenautio started functioning as an inn in 1778. It offered accommodation also for many dignitaries like author Zachris Topelius. The inn stopped operating in 1928 when cars became common. The museum is situated in Juupajoki 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. • JUUPAJOKI

There are many events under the Orivesi Summer Festivals umbrella: the Purnu art exhibition with its SuviDesign design weekend, Rönni summer theatre, Leporanta Art Centre and Sirkus Supiainen. The dances at the Rönni entertainment centre are nationally renowned, and you can buy lovely handicrafts and gifts from the Orivesi crafts and art centre. Oriveden SuviOpisto offers interesting summertime courses. •

Mänttä Art Festival

Taito Pirkanmaa ry, Taitokeskus Mänttä Taito Shop

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Pekilo, Tehtaankatu 21, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 40 259 9194 www.mantankuvataideviikot.fi | kuvataideviikot@gmail.com

Mänttä Art Festival is Finland’s most exhaustive summertime look at modern art. The exhibition is open 17 June through 31 August 2018. Its freshness is guaranteed by an annually changing curator. The curator for 2018 is Veikko Halmetoja, who grew up in Mänttä and has become a significant expert in Finnish art and gallerist in recent years. He promises to assemble an abundant and diverse exhibition for the Art Festival, displaying the entire richness of contemporary art starting from outsider and ITE art. The main location of the event is Pekilo, at the root of the highest factory chimney in Mänttä. • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

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Itätorikatu 4, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 225 1454, +358 50 592 9039 www.taitopirkanmaa.fi | mantta@taitopirkanmaa.fi

Crafts in our lives, crafts in products and services. In the shop and in the exhibition 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 professionals to develop their skills and familiarize themselves with the Finnish handicraft field and the different materials. • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

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Koskenjalka Shoe and Leather Museum Koskitie 43, 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 50 401 5792 www.koskenjalka.fi | koskenjalan@gmail.com

The first Finnish shoe factory began manufacturing shoes in Korkeakoski in 1897. The factory was known for its military boots and clogs, among other products. The building nowadays houses the Shoe and Leather Museum, with old machines, tools and over a thousand pairs of shoes telling stories about shoe fashion and shoe manufacturing over a hundred years. The premises also feature an art gallery. Both are open 2 June–12 August 2018 noon to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The museum is part of the historic Korkeakoski factory area next to the unique Juupajoki ravine. • JUUPAJOKI

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Mänttä Music Festival is a celebration of piano music. MÄNTTÄ Paper Devil in Serlachius Museum Gustaf. MÄNTTÄ

Keuruu Museum Kangasmannilantie 4, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 965 5538 museo@keuruu.fi | www.keuruunmuseo.fi

Art & Cultural History in Keuruu. Keuruu Museum organizes exhibitions yearround. You can book guided tours in English to the churches of Keuruu through us. The Old Church of Keuruu (1758) is a fine example of Finnish wood architecture. The church is renowned for its painted decorations. The Pihlajavesi Wilderness Church (1780) is situated in a peaceful forest setting 20 km from Keuruu. • KEURUU

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The Keuruu Museum opens doors to the art and cultural history of the area. KEURUU

At Veli Ähtävä’s gallery, you can see sculptural paintings. JÄMSÄ

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Serlachius museums Joenniementie 47, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 6800 www.serlachius.fi | info@serlachius.fi

Serlachius museums R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 6800 www.serlachius.fi | info@serlachius.fi

The Serlachius Museum Gösta offers an interesting display window to art in the middle of beautiful lake landscape. The art museum is spread over several buildings, a sculpture park and forested island. The exhibitions feature art from the golden era of Finland and contemporary art from Finland and abroad. The award-winning pavilion is a sight in itself, a fine example of Finnish wood construction. Gösta, a restaurant of pure flavours in the heart of the museum, is among the best of European museum restaurants. • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

Serlachius Museum Gustaf is located in the former head office of the forest combine G.A. Serlachius Ltd built in 1934. The historical and beautiful building hides behind its walls surprising exhibitions which open themselves to the visitors by means of drama 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). • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

Shop Huopaliike Lahtinen

Music Ruovesi

Partalantie 267, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 14 768 017 www.lahtiset.fi | info@lahtiset.fi

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The factory shop of the Finnish felt boots manufacturer offers felt related experiences 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! • JÄMSÄ

The international Music Ruovesi chamber music festival brings top musicians to Ruovesi already for the 13th time. The concert venues are local churches and atmospheric village halls in which the music comes close to the listener. Literature and music also meet each other at the festival. The beautiful and heritage-risk culture municipality offers visitors a true pearl of the music festivals in Pirkanmaa area. •

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Navikka Shop & Keuruu Tourist Office

Korpelan torppa

Keuruuntie 7, 42700 Keuruu Info Tel. +358 40 572 5640 | Shop Tel. +358 40 525 9548 www.visitkeuruu.fi | matkailu@keuruu.fi

Korpi-Kustaan tie 71, 35420 Talviainen Tel. +358 40 836 3619 katima.korpela@gmail.com | www.korpelantorppa.fi

The shop of the Navikka Activity Centre and the Keuruu Tourist Office are located in the centre of Keuruu. At our shop, you can find affordable Keuruu wood and textile products for interior decoration, gifts or souvenirs, for example. Keuruu brochures, maps and personal tourist advice are available from the Tourist Office. Open all year round Mon–Fri 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Also on Saturdays in the summer. • KEURUU

The Korpelan torppa croft is located in the village of Talviaistaipale in Orivesi. Diverse courses and events relating to crafts, well-being and culture as well as theatrical performances are organised at the croft. In addition, we offer trips and experiences in the nature. Here, you can learn about rural life in the past and try out traditional farm jobs for yourself. You can, for example, try log hauling in the croft’s woods or the Isojärvi National Park with the Shetland pony Maukka. • ORIVESI

Killinkoski Old Factory

Mänttä Music Festival

Inkantie 60, 34980 Killinkoski Tel. +358 400 453 054 www.killinkoski.fi | killinkoski@killinkoski.fi Fb: Killinkoski Wanha Tehdasmiljöö

Virkamiehenkatu 4, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 45 890 3434 www.mantanmusiikkijuhlat.fi | toimisto@mantanmusiikkijuhlat.fi

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A ribbon factory milieu of cultural and historical value in Virrat. Into Centre portraying the life of master photographer I.K. Inha and the Nyström cultural family, the ribbon industry museum, Camera Museum of Finland, museum collections (voluntary fire brigade, barber/hairdresser of the past, photography atelier and collection of educational materials, nostalgic toys, architect Josef Stenbäck and illustrator Marjaliisa Pitkäranta etc.), extensive flea market halls, cafeteria, factory outlet and changing art and photography exhibitions in the summer. Free admission. Guided tours for groups by order. • VIRRAT

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XX Mänttä Music Festival, the only annual piano music festival in Finland, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. Named festival of the year together with Mänttä Art Festival in 2003, Mänttä Music Festival is a meeting place of piano music fans. It is an opportunity for festival goers to hear big name international stars as well as emerging new talent from Finland playing well-known and also rarer piano music. The Mänttä Music Festival was awarded the European recognition of quality, the Effe label, for the second time for 2017–2018. •

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The events in the Heart of Finland offer life and experiences for every taste. For the more detailed times and venues, visit our website www.visitheartfinland.fi Neste Rally Finland brings the world’s rally stars to the Heart of Finland every year. Among other places, the route of the rally goes through Keuruu and Jämsä where the legendary Ouninpohja stage is driven, for example.

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Himos Park – full-service event park. The Himos summer festivals are large-scale events that attract crowds from all parts of Finland.

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EVENTS IN THE HEART OF FINLAND MUNICIPALITIES IN 2018 • Iskelmä – Finnish Schlager Festival

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• Jysäri Festival, 90’s music festival JÄMSÄ

• Midsummer Market JUNE VIRRAT

• Music Ruovesi Chamber Music Festival 26 JUNE–1 JULY

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• Orivesi and Eräjärvi market

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Soiton paikka Festival, Keuruu

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A walk in the soothing silence of the forest. This is what Finland is about! And here you can experience it. The clean nature with woods and hundreds of lakes is at the core of the Heart of Finland. If you enjoy hiking and mountain biking, you will not run out of options. In the winter, you can try snowshoes or skis – or skates! Our vast waters favour canoeists and friends of fishing.

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The Helvetinjärvi and Isojärvi National Parks offer impressive experiences and the enchantment of untouched nature. It is just as compelling to take the initiative in your own hands: to lure a big fish, sit in a kayak to paddle or sink frisbees at the Iso Heitto 20-hole disc golf course.

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Adventure Apes Majoontie 2, 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 40 770 9874 www.adventureapes.fi | heidi@adventureapes.fi

We offer a wide range of guided tours in the pure clean nature of Finland. Would you like to go hiking, snowshoeing, 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! • ORIVESI

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Suomen Hopealinja Oy & Oy Runoilijan tie Laukontori 10 LH 2, 33200 Tampere Tel. +358 10 422 5600 info@hopealinja.fi | www.hopealinjat.fi

Hopealinjat offers experiences on the waves in the most beautiful lake landscapes in Finland. Our cruises and scheduled routes will take you to Lake Pyhäjärvi, surrounded by green ridges, the blue open water of Lake Näsijärvi and the gentle waves of Lake Vanajavesi. Our ships set off from the Laukontori harbour to Viikinsaari, Laukon Kartano and Hämeenlinna. We traffic from the Mustanlahti harbour in Tampere via Ruovesi to Virrat on the historical steamship S/S Tarjanne. On the lake, you can experience the surrounding landscape in a new way. •

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Bussi-Manninen Oy

Vilppulankoski marina

Joensuuntie 5, 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 3 486 4701 www.bussi-manninen.fi | myynti@bussi-manninen.fi

Kirkkotie 5, 35700 Vilppula www.taidekaupunki.fi

Pleasant bus transportations everywhere in the Heart of Finland with quality tourist busses for 9–58 persons. We offer full service bus tour packages for groups and individual travelers including transportation 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. • RUOVESI

Within the tourist district you’ll find a marina, kid-friendly beach, popular traffic park and playground, beach volley field, bookable sauna and beach restaurant. The fishy Vilppulankoski rapids, where you can fish both for trout and salmon, are located within a walking distance. There are fishing platforms for physically challenged by the rapids. Within the Vilppulankoski tourist district is located also a tidy caravan area. •

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Ruovesi harbour

Thunderfun

Laivarannantie 5, 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 3 486 111 www.ruovesi.fi

Antti Ukkonen, 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 44 547 4416 thunder.antti@gmail.com | www.facebook.com/Thunderfun

The harbour in Ruovesi features a steam ship connection on S/S Tarjanne to Tampere and Virrat. There is a marina with diverse services at the harbour. The services include a fuel supply point, septic tank emptying, water outlets, bathrooms and showers and approximately 100 berthing places. There is beach with a 9-metre jumping tower next to the harbour. In the summer, a beach restaurant and restaurant ship offer restaurant services. The Ruovesi harbour and its services provide comfort. Come and enjoy the Finnish summer! • RUOVESI

We rent high-quality Fatbike cycles that are an excellent means of moving around the magnificent landscapes of Ruovesi. We will provide you with route tips, the required equipment and, if you wish, a guide for your biking trip. We also rent out a trailer tub. The tub is for 8–10 persons, and it features luxurious equipment with LED lights and bubbles. • RUOVESI

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Virrat marina Pohjolantie 5, 34800 Virrat www.virrat.fi

The marina is the northern end of the Poet’s Way route (steamship S/S Tarjanne 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 offerings of the area. • VIRRAT

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Juha Happonen’s Fishing Guide Services Harjunpääntie 167, 35990 Kolho Tel. +358 400 547 098 | +358 44 362 2563 www.juhahapponen.fi | happonen.juha@gmail.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 physically 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. • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

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– Your room is ready and the table has been set! The best part of the journey begins when you reach the booked place of accommodation. You can stay in our comfortable cabins, atmospheric farms or choose a traditional cottage holiday on the shore of a beautiful lake, just as you please. When it comes to food, it is dear to our Hearts. We always offer the best seasonal flavours from local organic ingredients.

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King’s Room, Honkahovi, Mänttä-Vilppula

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Haapasaaren Lomakylä

Koivulahden Rapukartano

Haapasaarentie 5, 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 44 0800 290 | Fax +358 3 476 0897 www.haapasaari.fi | lomakyla@haapasaari.fi

Koivuseläntie 77, 35700 Vilppula Tel. +358 44 592 9429 www.rapukartano.fi | info@rapukartano.fi

Green and peaceful holiday island in front of Ruovesi center by the lake Näsijärvi offers quality holiday cottages around the year, in summer also inexpensive 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, hiking and boats and motors for fishing. For children shallow beach and play ground. On the area, there are also animals. Open all year round. • RUOVESI

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 adapt­able 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 Rapukartano takes care of all the necessary tasks. The owner of the manor and our helpful staff guarantee your comfort and make your visit unforgettable. •

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Farm Uusi-Yijälä, Restaurant Patapirtti

Mäkelän Lomatuvat Cottages

Jyväskyläntie 848, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 45 651 1405 www.patapirtti.fi | tarja.uusipaasto@pp.inet.fi www.facebook.com/patapirtti

Mäkelänjärventie 372, 35500 Korkeakoski, Ruovesi Tel. +358 40 743 2236/Mikko | +358 40 036 9866/Teija www.makelanlomatuvat.fi | myynti@makelanlomatuvat.fi

The farm of Uusi-Yijälä offers: • Peace of nature and experiences of an organic farm • Authentic Finnish delicacies in res taurant Patapirtti • Berry wines of the farm • Pampering accommodation in a rural hotel • Possibilities for canoeing and fishing • Services of Himos winter sports centre

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Nine wellequipped 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

Virtain Matkailu Oy / Camping Lakari

Egyptintie 272, 42850 Pohjaslahti, Virrat Tel. +358 40 829 4844, +358 40 525 4879 www.egyptinpyhajaarki.fi | Facebook: Egyptin Pyhä ja Arki kirsimaaria.jyvasjarvi@gmail.com

Lakarintie 405, 34800 Virrat Tel. +358 44 911 3594 www.virtainmatkailu.fi | lakari@virtainmatkailu.fi

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 apartment “Grandmother’s place” all year round. In summer you can arrange a family celebration in our barn. Possibility to camp on the yard and 1 pitch for camping vehicles. By reservation also nerve path massage and additional services. Contact us! • VIRRAT

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. • VIRRAT

Kinkamon pirtti

Koivuranta Camping

Kinkamontie 80, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 595 8260 www.kinkamonpirtti.fi | kinkamonpirtti@gmail.com hannu.lahtinen@kinkamonpirtti.fi

Tehtaantie 13, 35990 Kolho (Vilppula) Tel. +358 40 187 4451 www.koivurantacamping.fi | tiina.ukonselka@phpoint.fi

Kinkamon pirtti provides accommodation services all year round in solid, highgrade 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 wellness services make your holiday complete. Accommodation: main building for 6 persons, economy cottage and summer cottage for 2 persons. • KEURUU

Here you can stay comfortably and affordably! A cozy holiday cottage for 4–6 persons in the beautiful lake landscape. On the area there are also electric pitches for camping cars and good bathroom and service facilities. Bed & Breakfast accommodation! • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

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Keurusharju Apartments

Hotel Jämsä (Hotelli Jämsä Oy)

Keurusseläntie 134, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 481 4980 keurusharju@klubin.fi | www.keurusharju.fi

Kauhkialantie 111, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 14 717 91 hotel@hotellijamsa.fi | www.hotellijamsa.fi

Keurusharju Apartments offer a relaxing holiday in the landscapes of lake Keurusselkä around the year. Over 30 comfortable, well equipped holiday apartments. Every apartment offers sleeping places for six persons, sauna and fire place. Excellent 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. • KEURUU

Hotel Jämsä lies at the heart of Central Finland, right next to the crossroads of routes E24 and 9. Our customers value this ideal location from which you can easily make excursions to surrounding cities Jyväskylä, Tampere and Mänttä. We are often greeted for our genuine hospitality, warm ambiance and scrumptious food. Come and relax in the Sauna and start your day with delicious breakfast. If you value peace & quiet, warm & friendly ambiance and delicious breakfast we are your choice. Come and stay with us, we’ll take a good care of you. • JÄMSÄ

Cottages Lomahuvilat

Villa Hiidenmäki

Palomäentie 743, 35700 Vilppula Tel. +358 400 339 570 www.lomahuvilat.fi | info@lomahuvilat.fi

Hiidentie 8, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 40 148 6141 www.villahiidenmaki.fi | info@villahiidenmaki.fi www.facebook.fi/villahiidenmaki

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High-quality, well-equipped holiday houses amidst a beautiful lake scenery. Two handsome log villas, both of them offering accommodation for 8–10 persons. Located by the pure and fishy lake Kurkijärvi with good access to the main roads. •

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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! • JÄMSÄ

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Iso Kirja

Cafe Herkkuhetki in Myllyranta

Iso Kirja Camping Heikkiläntie 177, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 14 751 4411 www.isokirja.fi | info@isokirja.fi

Myllyrannantie 5, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 50 301 8686 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi | herkkuhetki.myynti@gmail.com

The Iso Kirja area surrounded by Lake Pohjoisjärvi features services for caravanners, campers and cabin dwellers alike. The cosy cottage village and hotel rooms are open all year round. The area also features a world-class disc golf course, restaurant services, a cafeteria, shore saunas and beaches. Iso Kirja also is well prepared to organise events and parties. Welcome to have a good time! • KEURUU

Cafe Herkku­ hetki in Myl­ly­ ranta is an atmospheric caférestaurant with full liquor 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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Mäntän Klubi & ArtHotel Honkahovi

Hotel Alexander & Cafe Alex and Shop

Tehtaankatu 33, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 474 5900 www.klubin.fi | info@klubin.fi

Kauppakatu 23, 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 474 9232 www.hotellialexander.fi | info@hotellialexander.fi Web shop: www.alexlifestyle.fi

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 experience, diverse program services or an accommodation at our unique rooms. •

Stay comfortably in the center of Mänttä! Hotel Alexander is located near the services 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 •

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Wine tavern Vuorenmaja

Camping Nyyssänniemi

Vuorentie 70, 35820 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 474 7457 www.vuorenmaja.fi | info@vuorenmaja.fi www.facebook.com/vuorenmaja

Nyyssänniementie 10, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 700 2308 www.nyyssanniemi.fi | myynti@nyyssanniemi.fi

European style wine tavern and café on top of the hill Mäntänvuori offers 35 places inside the cottage, plus terraces. The menu includes selected beverages and wines from small European wineries, delicacies of European kitchen as well as 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. •

A camping site located on the shore of the beautiful Lake Keurusselkä, approximately 2 km from the centre of Keuruu. We have 22 cabins, 32 camper van parking spaces with power outlets and tent sites. The restaurant is the 18th century Liukon Pirtti/terrace made from logs, fully licensed, with food and coffee served. Other services include minigolf and disc golf courses, a beach volley court, beach and a playground with e.g. a trampoline. The area features 2 saunas and a fireplace cabin. We also organise parties, working capacity days and sauna evenings throughout the year. • KEURUU

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Cottages Jussilan Lomamökit Oy

Restaurant Helvetin Portti

Vaskuuntie 4, 34740 Koro, Virrat Tel. +358 50 340 3277 www.jussilanlomamokit.fi | info@jussilanlomamokit.fi

Helvetinkoluntie 775, 34640 Ruovesi Tel. +358 3 476 6104 www.helvetinportti.fi | ravintola@helvetinportti.fi

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 persons. Activities from paintball to quad safaris and trail riding. • VIRRAT

Our laidback outdoor restaurant close to nature in Ruovesi is open in May–September. We serve meat from our wild boar and ostrich farm located right next to us as well as other dishes. Naturally, you can also enjoy coffee, pastries and ice cream here – right in the middle of nature. We also rent out a cabin on the shore of the beautiful Lake Kankijärvi. In addition, there is the Pikkupirtti cabin for short-term stays. If you are longing for something more exotic, you should try our new yurts! Drop by to see our animals! • RUOVESI

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Eepos Group Oy / Ruotsulan Hovi

Hotel Keurusselkä

Turkinkyläntie 74, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 500 416 204 jaana.lyyra@eeposgroup.fi | myynti@eeposgroup.fi www.eeposgroup.fi | Fb: Ruotsulan Hovi

Keurusseläntie 134, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 14 75100 myynti@hotellikeurusselka.fi | www.hotellikeurusselka.fi

Welcome to 43 Ruotsulan Hovi in beautiful Central Finland! We offer our customers a comfortable setting for accommodation, parties and, if necessary, also trainings and meetings. We know how to make your everyday life into a party and your party even more festive, so here, you can enjoy and refresh yourself and gain unique experiences. Come stay with us, even for several days! We serve you throughout the year on weekdays and weekends next to the centre of Jämsä, only 5 kilometres from Himos. •

Hotel Keurus­ selkä is a year-round holiday and entertainment centre providing genuine service where you can spend a successful day of meetings or recreation, a relaxing holiday or enjoy the province’s popular weekend dances featuring top entertainers. Starting from summer 2018, you can book charter and scheduled trips on the paddle steamer Elias Lönnrot on the beautiful Lake Keurusselkä from Hotel Keurusselkä’s sales service. • KEURUU

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Kiviojan Helmi

Restaurant Vanha Mylly

Velaatantie 1073, 34270 Velaatta Tel. +358 44 276 6739 | +358 500 747 111 www.kiviojanhelmi.fi | kiviojanhelmi@kiviojanhelmi.fi

Koskenväylä 9, 42300 Jämsänkoski Tel. +358 14 744 589 | +358 400 240 368 www.vanhamylly.com | ravintola@vanhamylly.com

The peace of nature, lack of hurry and high-quality premises of Kiviojan Helmi will crown parties, meetings and corporate events. The magnificent Saunatupa cabin with a sauna (60 m², built in 2011) on the shore of our own pond provides your event with an impressive setting and accommodation for 8 people. In the summer, there is room for even a larger group with the terrace. A new festive hall built from a cowshed, due for completion this year, is suitable for events of up to 50 guests. In the summer, the number of participants can be doubled with the barn and a tent in use. Come and enjoy! • RUOVESI

Vanha Mylly is a beautiful red-brick building in which a traveller can find an atmospheric small restaurant and a large summer terrace on the shore of a rapid in Jämsänkoski. Honouring our long traditions, our food is always prepared by hand and using local ingredients of the season whenever possible. Come and visit Vanha Mylly’s atmosphere reaching back over a hundred years and genuine Finnish flavours! • JÄMSÄ

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Peltolan Luomutila

Himoslomat Oy / HimosHoliday Oy

Poukantie 162, 35700 Vilppula Tel. +358 44 525 3539 peltola@peltolanluomutila.fi | www.peltolanluomutila.com

Länsi-Himoksentie 4, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 20 711 9230 www.himosholiday.com | himosholiday@himosholiday.com

Come to 47 live in a rural setting in the idyll of a rustic farm with all mod cons! Peltolan luomutila’s bed and breakfast lodging is open all year round. The rooms and apartments in the old granary fit 2–4 guests. Sauna is available in the evenings. A beach and barbecue are at your disposal, and a chimneyless sauna is available by order for groups. Our farm also serves food for groups. We appreciate organic and local food and ecological solutions. Welcome to enjoy a genuine rural environment and homely service. • MÄNTTÄ-VILPPULA

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Cafe Herkkuhetki Anttilantie 6, 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 335 2867 | +358 40 706 4290 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi | herkkuhetki.myynti@gmail.com

Come and enjoy a cozy moment with a cup of coffee and freshly baked delicacies in Café Herk­ kuhetki 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! • ORIVESI

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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 international ambience of Himos. By a lake at the foot of the Himosvuori hill you’ll find diverse activities for both active holidaymakers and for those who like to enjoy the peace and quiet.

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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! • JÄMSÄ


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Tourist information in the municipalities of the Heart of Finland i

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Juupajoki library Kirkkotie 1 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 50 432 4020 juupajoki.kunta@juupajoki.fi www.juupajoki.fi

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Mänttä-Vilppula Tourist Information Hallituskatu 23 38500 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 8555 matkailu@taidekaupunki.fi www.taidekaupunki.fi

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Taitokeskus Orivesi (Craft and arts centre) Keskustie 37, 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 225 1455, +358 50 433 8681 orivesi@taitopirkanmaa.fi www.orivesi.fi

Partners Maps and travel guides www.karttakauppa.fi

Tourism development partners www.mw-kehitys.com

www.jamsek.fi

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Jämsä Tourist Information Keskuskatu 8 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 50 372 0069 info@jamsa.fi www.himosjamsa.fi

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Keuruu Tourist Information Keuruuntie 7 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 572 5640 info@keuruu.fi www.visitkeuruu.fi

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www.keulink.fi

Viljamakasiini (Granary) Ruovedentie 5 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 44 787 1388 matkailu@ruovesi.fi Open in the summer www.ruovesi.fi

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VMT Shopping Center Pirkantie 26 34800 Virrat Tel. +358 3 485 1276 matkailu@virrat.fi www.virrat.fi/matkailu www.juhannusvirrat.com

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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,...

Travelling in 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,...