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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 of which the best memories are made. All this on four genuinely different seasons. Many return here over and over again because of the different hobbies that the change in seasons make 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 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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With the QR code you’ll get conveniently the map and location information of the destinations of this brochure to your smartphone or to your tablet. For this, you’ll need a separate program which you can download from the application store of your phone’s operating system.
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 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 the lake Päijänne 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. 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. This year the town is celebrating theme year entitled ”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 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.
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Old church of Keuruu
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Days Längelmävesi Summer
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1 | Juupajoki
Kallenaution kestikievari Kallenautiontie 327 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 40 751 8779 or +358 40 527 4688 www.kallenautio.fi email@example.com 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.
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Mänttä Art Festival Pekilo, Tehtaankatu 21 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 44 259 9194 www.mantankuvataideviikot.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Mänttä Art Festival is the most comprehensive annually organized survey of modern art in the whole Finland. The curator of the exhibition changes every year, which guarantees the freshness of the exhibition. The curator of summer 2016 is Anssi Kasitonni. He invites to the exhibition artists whose works surprise and offer new perspectives to what is art. The main exhibition location is Pekilo, a former feed mill. The exhibition is open 12.6.– 31.8.2016.
2 | Orivesi
Orivesi Summer PL 7 35301 Orivesi Tel. +358 40 596 3087 www.orivedensuvi.fi email@example.com Orivesi Summer encompasses several events: Concerts and art and literature events 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 Entertainment Centre. At Taitokeskus 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 centre provides diverse opportunities for amateurs and professionals to develop their skills and familiarize themselves with the Finnish handicraft field and the different materials.
5 | Virrat
Taide-Art Nuuttila Nuuttilantie 341 34800 Virrat Tel. +358 44 294 1801 www.taidenuuttila.fi email@example.com Signs by the road 66 between Visuvesi and Virrat
In summer 2016 we organize two exhibitions. Free entry to both exhibitions. 11.6.–6.7. • 3 Views to women. Artists: Helinä Hukkataival, performances to camera, photos and an installation; Eila Pilvenpalo, bronzes and drawings; Kirsti Tuokko, paintings on plexiglass. On display also Kaija Kainulainen’s puppets from 1970-80 from tv show Nokipojan nukketeatteri. • 16.7.–28.8. Friends from years 2000–2015. In the exhibition will participate about 25 of our artists friends from years 2000 to 2015.
Mänttä Mänttä Music Festival: celebration of piano music again in August 2016.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 visitors on Mondays and Fridays. Summer exhibition Freehand open at 11 am – 6 pm every day 19.6.– 7.8.2016 and for groups by arrangement 20.5.–28.8.2016. Curators: Tina and Kari Cavén.
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 email@example.com Serlachius Museum Gösta is an interesting show window to the Finnish art in the middle of the beautiful lake scenery. Art museum Gösta spreads across many buildings, an English-style park and a wooded island. In the manor of Gösta you’ll find works from the Golden Age of the Finnish art and in the pavilion modern art from Finland and from the rest of the world. The prize-winning pavilion is an attraction in itself, a fine example of the new Finnish timber building.
9 | Jämsä
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).
10 | Keuruu
Shop Huopaliike Lahtinen Partalantie 267 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 14 768 017 www.lahtiset.fi firstname.lastname@example.org The factory shop of 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!
Serlachius Museum Gustaf Serlachius museums R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 3 488 6800 www.serlachius.fi email@example.com
Annulin Putiikki and Outlet & Tiltaltti Shop Kangasmannilantie 2–4 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 5464 213 and +358 44 911 0188 www.annulinneule.fi www.facebook.com/annulinky An excellent place to buy clothes for everyday use as well as festive clothing, decoration articles and gift items. Great destination for groups in Keuruu, in the heart of Middle Finland. Open all year round at least Mon–Sat at 11 am–3 pm, in summer every day! Candles, homecoming gifts, handmade jewellery, unique pieces, bags, scarfs! Fashion directly from Paris! A wonderful boutique in a stone cowshed and in summer outlet shops in the granaries of an old rectory.
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The Old Keuruu Area Keuruu Tourist Information Keuruuntie 9, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 572 5640 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vanhakeuruu.fi Come and visit atmospheric destinations: Keuruu old wooden church, neogothic-style brick church, railway station and local museum. The old rectory and Travel Center Kamana form a cozy area. In the former stone cowshed there are changing exhibitions, women’s fashion, jewellery, recycling products and a restaurant with a summer terrace. In summer, the old rectory offers lunch and there are little shops in granaries. In Maalaisvakka you can find local products for homecoming gifts. Stay for a night or have a cup of coffee in retro coffee shop Mummola!
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The old factory Wanha Tehdas in Killinkoski Inkantie 60, 34980 Killinkoski Tel. +358 400 453 054 email@example.com 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 summer changing art and photo exhibitions. Free entry. Guided group trips by arrangement.
The church of Killinkoski is designed by renowned architect Josef Stenbäck.
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Mänttä Music Festival Virkamiehenkatu 4 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 45 890 3434 www.mantanmusiikkijuhlat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org XVIII 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 in 2016
Midsummer in Virrat
Here are some examples of the events. More events: www.visitheartfinland.fi Juupajoki • • • •
Opening of Kallenautio 21.5. Juupajoki Day 17.7. Summer Saturday in Lyly (July) Activities for kids in Kallenautio 6.8.
Mänttä-Vilppula • Mänttä Art Festival (June–August) • Mänttä Music Festival (August) • Mänttä-Vilppula Jazz 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 • • • • • • •
Finnish Triathlon Sprint Championship 12.6. Sports Carnival (June) Festivals in Himos: Juhannus (Midsummer), Iskelmä, Jysäri, Pipefest (June–July) International Felt exhibition (July) Neste Oil Rally 28.7.–30.7. Nightwish 20.8. Himos Park FinnMETKO Fair 1.–3.9.
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)
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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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Old Rectory, Pappilan
King’s Room, Honkahovi
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 email@example.com 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 camping area, piers, smoke sauna with bath barrels and a dining restaurant (liquor license) which can be reserved for different kinds of occasions. 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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15 | Juupajoki
Cafe 58 Koskitie 2, 35500 Korkeakoski Tel. +358 400 516460 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/ KahvilaCafe58 At Cafe 58, we offer great food, great coffee and even greater pastries. Energize yourself at our morning oatmeal bar on any given weekday or stop by for some home-made lunch full of authentic, clean tastes. Our homestyle burger meals are also sure to satisfy any hunger, no matter how late in the day. We have friendly multilingual staff, and are open from early till late. Full mailing and postage services as well as well-stocked store are also available. See you at Neste Oil Korkeakoski! Welcome!
17 | Jämsä
Vehkaniemi Holiday Estate Salmentakasentie 308 42850 Pohjaslahti (Mänttä-Vilppula) Tel. +358 50 5206451 www.vehkaniemi.fi email@example.com
Farm Uusi-Yijälä, Restaurant Patapirtti Jyväskyläntie 848, 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 45 651 1405 www.patapirtti.fi firstname.lastname@example.org www.facebook.com/patapirtti
A centuries-old, cultural-historically valuable family farm situated in naturally beautiful surroundings about 30 km to the West from Mänttä. An authentic farm environment. Accommodation in summer for ca. 30 persons, partly also in winter. Facilities for celebrations for up to 150 persons. Cottage rental in summer on a weekly basis. Summer exhibitions, concerts and other events. Located surrounded by many attractions. A good base for trips! Welcome to enjoy!
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 • Enchanted forest events in summer and in winter Come and see!
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19 | Virrat
Mäkelän Lomatuvat Cottages Mäkelänjärventie 372 35500 Korkeakoski Ruovesi Tel. +358 40 743 2236/Mikko, +358 40 036 9866/Teija www.makelanlomatuvat.fi email@example.com 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.
20 | Keuruu
Egyptin pyhä ja arki Oy Egyptintie 272 42850 Pohjaslahti, Virrat Tel. +358 40 829 4844 www.egyptinpyhajaarki.fi Facebook: Egyptin Pyhä ja Arki firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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!
21 | Virrat
Kinkamon pirtti Kinkamontie 80 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 595 8260 www.kinkamonpirtti.fi email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtain Matkailu Oy/ Camping Lakari Lakarintie 405 34800 Virrat Tel. +358 44 911 3594 www.virtainmatkailu.fi email@example.com
Kinkamon pirtti provides accommodation 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 wellness services make your holiday complete. Accommodation: main building for 6 persons, economy cottage and summer cottage for 2 persons.
Camping Lakari is located in 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.
22 | Keuruu
Keurusharju Apartments Keurusseläntie 134 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 40 481 4980 firstname.lastname@example.org www.keurusharju.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.
24 | Mänttä
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 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 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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Pappilan Pidot and Pappilan Taverna Kangasmannilantie 2 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 400 663 689 www.pappilanpidot.fi, www.facebook.com/pappilanpidot, firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings, family celebrations, catering, group trips, guidings, cruises, theaters, program services, accommodation! Tell us what you want – we organize!
Restaurant Pappilan Pidot in the old rectory of Keuruu is a unique cultural historical destination in the heart of old Keuruu. The delicious food, friendly service and the handsome milieu of the rectory create a perfect setting for a successful corporate event, an unforgettable group trip, a unique family celebration or a warm meet-up with friends. The rectory is open all year round by arrangement and during our events, on public holidays, during the pre-Christmas party season and in summer. Ask also dining possibilities at other times if we have other events in the house! Our café-restaurant has full liquor license. Restaurant Pappilan Taverna is located next to Pappila in an old stone cowshed and offers ambiance and delicious moments to all senses. Taverna offers delicious lunch, á la carte, pastries, pub and theme nights and pre-Christmas parties. Also a waffle bar, lunch, café, terrace, meeting and function rooms. More about Taverna: www.pappilantaverna.fi and www.facebook.com/ravintolapappilantaverna
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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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Cafe Herkkuhetki in Myllyranta Myllyrannantie 5 35800 Mänttä Tel. +358 50 301 8686 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Cafe Herkkuhetki in Myllyranta is an atmospheric café-restaurant 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 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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Iso Kirja Iso Kirja Camping Heikkiläntie 177, 42700 Keuruu Tel. +358 14 7514 411 +358 40 750 0179 www.isokirja.fi email@example.com
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
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 are also restaurant services, a café, lakeside saunas, swimming beaches and disc golf courses. Iso Kirja offers good opportunities for organizing events and parties. Visit also Iso Soitto Festival!
We are situated comfortably in the center of Mänttä close to the art destinations. Functional, modern rooms. We are here for you on working days from 6 am to 9 pm. On-call service 24 h. On weekends room price includes a high-quality brunch. Also sauna and dining possibility. In Alex you find a high-quality lifestyle shop which sells also local meat. Our selection: alexlifestyle.fi
29 | Orivesi
Salkolahti Holiday Cottages Koiviston Anttila 71 35420 Talviainen, Orivesi Tel. +358 44 2610 392/Raija, +358 44 5855 284/Eija (in English) www.salkolahti.com email@example.com
Himoslomat Oy / HimosHoliday Oy Länsi-Himoksentie 4 42100 Jämsä Tel. +358 20 711 9200 www.himoslomat.fi firstname.lastname@example.org
Salkolahti Holiday Cottages are located by the beautiful lake Längelmävesi near highway 9 about 17 km from Orivesi to the direction of Jyväskylä. We have six different cottages to rent, from totally equipped villa which is rented all year round to a “grandma’s cottage” from the beginning of the last century. Check the reservation status and prices from our web page. Welcome to enjoy the pure nature of Finland and an authentic cottage ambiance!
Himos Holiday Centre provides entertainment all year round for all ages. Spend your holiday in a cozy atmosphere in your own rental villa sensing the international ambience. 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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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 experience, 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 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, amusing quad safaris and, as a novelty, a fulllength pay & play golf course. Your amusement is crowned by party weekends of Himos Areena, 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. 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 persons. 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 century 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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Cottages Levonniemen lomamökit/Farm Poukka Patalantie 33 34740 Koro, Virrat Tel. +358 500 231 966 or +358 3 475 9838 www.levonmokit.fi email@example.com Log cottages on the lakeshore for 2–12 persons in the magnificent landscape by Näsijärvi and Poet’s Way route. Shared lean-to and volleyball field. By arrangement an outdoor hot tub for 8–10 persons, smoke sauna or a traditional lakeside sauna. There is also a catering service J.L. Runebergin herkut on the farm. Order delicious pastries to your cottage or tasty meal for your group. Excellent possibilities for picking berries and mushrooms, fishing or hiking... Enjoy the peace of nature.
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Villa Latosaari Tel. +358 40 8261098 firstname.lastname@example.org www.latosaari.fi
Contemporary and light-filled rural retreat from a busy city life and urban pretension. The Villa is located in its own island, still you are not far away from civilization. Design house is well equipped with all the facility needed. Villa Latossari welcomes you all year round.
Cafe Herkkuhetki Anttilantie 6 35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 335 2867, +358 40 706 4290 www.cafeherkkuhetki.fi email@example.com Come and enjoy a cozy moment with a cup of coffee and freshly baked delicacies 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!
38 | Ruovesi
Farm Ylä-Tuuhonen Tanhuantie 105 34600 Ruovesi Tel. +358 50 553 4264 www.yla-tuuhonen.fi firstname.lastname@example.org Our family farm is located in the countryside by the lake Tarjanne. The accommodation 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 addition to accommodation we offer catering, sauna and meeting 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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Lucky Fish Fishing guide Aki Temonen Kovasintie 2 42220 Kaipola Tel. +358 40 520 3234 www.luckyfish.fi email@example.com Experience the pleasures of the beautiful and silent nature with us. We offer fishing tourism services all year round. Spinning, trolling, fishing with traps and ice fishing also for bigger groups. If you like speed, we offer water-skiing, tyre pulling from a boat, wake board and boat taxi. For rent a water scooter and a cottage for 12 persons by the beautiful lake Päijänne.
40 | Mänttä
Juha Happonen’s Fishing Guide Services Harjunpääntie 167 35990 Kolho Tel. +358 400 547 098, +358 44 362 2563 www.happonen.info firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
41 | Virrat
42 | Keuruu
Marina of Virrat
Pohjolantie 5 34800 Virrat www.virrat.fi
Ahtola marina Kangasmannilantie 18 42700 Keuruu www.siipiratas.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 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.
Marina terrace Siipiratas is located in Keuruu in Ahtola marina, which offers a beautiful view to the lake Keurusselkä. On the cozy terrace you can enjoy the sun and music and e.g. cold beverages, ice cream and coffee. Ahtola marina is the home port of the paddle steamer Elias Lönnrot. On cruises between Keuruu and Mänttä you can admire the lush landscapes of Keurusselkä. The boat stops also in Nyyssänniemi and at Hotel Keurusselkä. Also charter cruises. Queries: email@example.com and +358 400 560 238. More information www.elluline.fi.
43 | Mänttä
44 | Ruovesi
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 play ground, 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.
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 room 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 and it offers even more services and is yet cozier 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 Keskustie 37, FI-35300 Orivesi Tel. +358 3 225 1455, +358 50 433 8681 Open Mon–Fri at 9 am–5 pm, Sat at 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
Town of Jämsä Seppolantie 10 FI-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 9 FI-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
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