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Finland travel guide - city information

Finland city directory

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Iisalmi
Iisalmi is situated, with its 23 000 inhabitants, in Eastern Finland in the Northern Savo province belonging at the same time to the Upper Savo sub-region (63 000 inh.), which is EU's Objective 1 region. The town of IISALMI was founded in 1891 and incorporated with the rural commune in 1970. Last year Iisalmi celebrated its 110 anniversary as a town. Total area of Iisalmi is 872,6 km2 including 763,3 km2 of ground and 109,3 km2 of water area. Characteristic features of the region are unspoilt nature with many lakes and a friendly atmosphere with a strong sense of regional culture, tradition and humour. Whatever the season, the district of Iisalmi offers colourful events and interesting sights. Our lively marketplaces, fairs and village festivals give visitors many happy memories to take home.
Ikaalinen
Ikaalinen became an independent commune in 1641. The associated market town was founded in 1858. The market town and the commune were united in 1972 and Ikaalinen became a borough in 1977, a town with a rural atmosphere. The Ikaalinen of today has an area of 842 km2 (of which 91 km2 is water) and the population is 8000. The centre of Ikaalinen is on the beautiful lake Kyrösjärvi nearby Highway 3. Ikaalinen is an old tourist attraction in Finland. Its spa tradition dates back to the last century and folk music, especially accordion music is one of its traditions. Its beautiful landscape has always fascinated visitors.
Imatra
The Imatra region has several centuries' experience of serving tourists. The spas and the free-flowing Imatrankoski rapids attracted visitors from far-away places. In addition to historical attractions, the region today offers excellent opportunities for many types of holiday-making: cottage holidays, relaxation, outdoor activities, adventure trips, and so on.This, the oldest nature park in Finland, occupying the area around the Imatrankoski Rapids, was founded in 1842 by order of Tsar Nicholas I. The Kruununpuisto Park features four different sections, the Koskipuisto Park, the Patopuisto Park, the Muinaisuoma Park and the Valtionhotelli Park, and numerous sights, ranging from monuments to the largest hydroelectric power plant in Finland and a summer theatre. The most famous of these sights is the Imatrankoski Rapids, admired by thousands of people each year during the rapids shows arranged in the summer. The bare watercourse alone is a sight to be seen.
Inkoo
Ingå (in Finnish Inkoo) is a municipality with a vast archipelago in the province of Nyland (Uusimaa) in southern Finland, 60 km west of Helsingfors (Helsinki). Nowadays the vast archipelago is popular with holiday makers, who double the population during the summer. Ingå has continually been a source of inspiration for numerous artists from both home and abroad - authors, painters, poets and musicians.
Joensuu
Joensuu has many walking or jogging tracks and illuminated ski trails. Kuhasalo nature trail is a 2 km walk with information boards along the route. The Kuha Cabin is a nice evening get-together spot (for up to 20 persons). The trail is easy going, and the starting point is the house at the end of Kukkosensaarentie.The Jaama Circuit is a 47 km trail around the strip of water between Lake Pyhäselkä and the Höytiäinen. Suitable for either mountain biking or hiking. There is a recreation trail covering North Karelia known as the Karelian Circuit.

Jokioinen
In the village of Vaulammi is situated a craggy nature trail of approximately 3 kms.The area is one of South-West Häme's highest points of 139m above sea level. The trail has an altitude difference of 40-50 meters. The nature trail was completed in 1994 by Tapio Ruokonen. The scenery changes from bogs to granit rocks. You can also see the parts of the Vaulammi`s history on the trail.You can visit the dancing place from the 1800s and also the 1928 potato storage area that at its peak had dozens of potato stores. You can also see the old moonshine making place and the place of the old village shop. There are two scenic points on the trail, one looking towards the church of Jokioinen and the other towards Ypäjä. The trail starts and finishes at the farm of Tapio Ruokonen.  

Juankoski
Welcome to the Country Town of Juankoski, which is about one hour's drive from the towns of Kuopio and Joensuu. The distance from Kuopio to Karjalankoski is about 50 kilometres through the waterways. Our nature is beautiful and green with hilly terrain, and the landscape is divided by the lakes and many islands. Juankoski is a town of nearly 6 000 inhabitants. Our country town is rich in diversified commercial life and lively agriculture.
Jyväskylä

In Jyväskylä and its immediate surroundings you can enjoy the beautiful Finnish nature as well as the activities of a lively urban centre. Take a cruise on the lakes surrounding the city or let yourself be surprised by the rich variety of culture in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä hosts a variety of national and international conferences and trade fairs every year. The Congress and Trade Fair Centre, Jyväskylä Paviljonki, provides excellent venues for all kinds of events. It is centrally located within the city, which allows easy access to a wide variety of hotels, shops and restaurants. In summer Central Finland’s beautiful scenery with its hills, lakes and summer cottages is a natural draw for Finnish and foreign holidaymakers alike. The fine snowy winter attracts skiers to the slopes and cross-country trails, while snowmobile fans set out on their winter safari. Cultural life is lively both summer and winter. There’s also an extensive choice of accommodation and places to eat.

Jämsä
Jämsä is a thriving provincial town beside Lake Päijänne. It offers the benefits of high quality services and a beautiful and varied rural environment. In the Middle Ages Jämsä and the neighbouring districts formed an administrative parish where hunting and fishing were the main sources of livelihood. On a bank of the River Jämsä an old Viking settlement has been discovered. Today the centre of Jämsä together with the Kaipola sub-centre and UPM-Kymmene Industrial Park, form a continuous ribbon of built-up area along the banks of the River Jämsä. The Halli sub-centre is located in the area of Kuorevesi, the municipality incorporated into Jämsä town since 2001. In summer Lake Päijänne provides good opportunities for touring by water. From Jämsä town centre one can travel along the idyllic River Jämsä to Lake Päijänne. The Päijänne sailing race is the most important sailing competition in inland waters. Jämsä has a flourishing cultural life. The summer theatres in the sub-region are especially active. Kivipankki (Stone Bank in English), the Jämsä sub-region's oldest bank building, has been rebuilt as a small and friendly exhibition and concert venue. More and more art and other events are also being organized in the summer by the banks of the River Jämsä.
Jämsänkoski
Jämsänkoski is situated in the southernmost part of Central Finland with its green hills and the beautiful Lake Kankarisvesi nearby. Within a short distance are the cities Jyväskylä (provincial capital) and Tampere. Despite its rather fewer than 8000 inhabitants, Jämsänkoski has a firm foothold in an enterprising region with 30 000 inhabitants. The location of our town is quite strategic as within a radius of 200 kilometres live approximately 58% of the Finnish people.
Järvenpää
Järvenpää is located in the Helsinki Region, along the Helsinki-Lahti freeway, a 30-minute drive from downtown Helsinki, and at the same time along the main railway line to the north. It takes 20 minutes to drive to the international airport. With a population of 36,000, Järvenpää is a vigourous commercial and industrial city specializing in high technology-oriented metal industry. The city is home to a number of internationally successful companies, such as Metso Paper and Rocla. Järvenpää is to a great extent a garden city and offers excellent recreational and leisure time opportunities. Järvenpää is best known as the home town of the master composer Jean Sibelius. Sibelius built his log villa Ainola to be "sufficiently far from the temptations of Helsinki". He and his family lived at Ainola for more than fifty years. The spirit of Jean Sibelius is very much alive at Ainola. The museum, maintained to preserve a home-like atmosphere, is open to public from May to the end of September. The annual Sibelius Festival during the first two weeks of October has gained also international recognition.
Kaarina
Kaarina is a pleasant, medium-sized town (pop. 20,000) just outside the town of Turku. The central location and the varied natural scenery make Kaarina the perfect environment for inhabitants and companies alike.
Kaavi
Kaavi Municipality can offer plenty of possibilities both in winter and in summer. The inhabitants of Kaavi say that they are running downhill in summer and in winter. In summer, the river Vaikkojoki is a desirable place for hiking, fishing and white water canoeing. In winter, Maarianvaara is the skiing centre for the whole family with downhill skiing, tobogganing runs and cross-country ski tracks.
Kalajoki
Kalajoki, a community formed by its inhabitants, is a prejudice-free town characterized by tourism and the sea. The widest sand dunes in northern Europe, Kalajoki Hiekat, lie by the Gulf of Bothnia. Over 500 000 tourists visit Kalajoki Hiekat and Kalajoki every year. In Kalajoki you can find various accommodation services, many of which also include different supplementary services. The types of accommodation range from camping site cottages to high-class holiday flats and houses or from hotel rooms with spectacular sea views to farm accommodation, all of which welcome tourists to come and stay. In summer there are about 2 200, in winter about 1 200 beds available.
Kangasniemi
Kangasniemi is located at the heart of Finland, on main road 13 in Etelä-Savo. The nearest cities are Pieksämäki (49 km), Mikkeli (52 km) and Jyväskylä (63 km). Helsinki is 250 km away. Kangasniemi has around 6 500 inhabitants. The number more than doubles during the holiday season. There is water, beach and islands all over the place. Four reasonably good grocery shops. Adequate services and lots of peace and quiet.
Karjaa
Karis (in Finnish: Karjaa) is a lively town with about 9000 inhabitants in the Western part of the province Uusimaa. Approximately 60 % of the population has Swedish as their mother tongue and about 40 % Finnish. The town serves the surrounding area as a centre of commerce, industry, education and social services.
Karjalohja
Situated north of the Salpausselkä ridge Karjalohja has been richly endowed by nature. You will find serene deciduous woodland, deep forests, glittering lakes, and plants that normally need warmer climes to flourish in. At the threshold of the Helsinki metropolitan area and Turku, it is an ideal place for families to make their homes. People working from home find the environment inspiring.
The Karkali nature park (nature reserve) represents the deciduous woodland typical of Karjalohja. You can wander along marked paths and visit Torhola cave, the biggest limestone cave in Finland. The Tammisto arboretum is also worth visiting. It is the most versatile of the dendrological parks in Finland and is known nationwide. The charming surroundings of the old iron works at Kärkelä are a suitable starting point for a canoeing trip to Nummijärvi, about 10 km.
Karkkila
Karkkila was founded in 1932, when the center of the municipality of Pyhäjärvi was separated into the township of Karkkila. It got its city rights in 1977.
The completion of the blast furnace in 1822 was the turning point in Karkkila's history. The Högfors Foundry was established in 1822, and the blast furnace was built by the Karkki rapids in the Karjaa river. The iron ore was brought from the nearby Rautamäki mine.


Karstula
The nature of Karstula offers a lot to see, rest, recreation and peace. There are clear pure lakes, big forests and hiking trails and boating and canoenig routes. The Kilpisuo Wildlife Preserve is about 200 hectares. It's a so-called "oasis marsh" with many different types of swamps and birds. The area is in Kiminki in the neighbourhood of Mainroad 13. Also in the Aittosuo Marsh Preserve different and rare birds and plants are found. The hiking trail "The Finger of Lapland" is meant for those who like hiking and wandering. There is a sauna in the Vahvanen Wilderness Hut. 
Kauhava

Kauhava is a young city situated on the plains of southern Ostrobothnia. With a population of circa 8500 people, Kauhava is a business and service trade center in the area. The city thrives by its agricultural production, industries and the two important educational facilities, The Finnish School of SME Business Administration and the Air Warfare Academy.
Kauhava is easily accessible to travelers - the city is situated at the meetingpoint of the highway 19 and the mainroad 63, and there is also a railway station in Kauhava. The distance from Helsinki to Kauhava is 400 km, from Vaasa 80 km and from Seinäjoki 40 km. Since 1945, an airshow is given yearly by the pilots of the Air Warfare Academy. The event is called the Airman's Midsummer, and it draws friends of aviation and horse racing to Kauhava, multiplying Kauhava's population for a few days. The Midsummer's Eve celebrations open at the founding place of the Youth association, Kalan Torppa. Immediately afterwards the festivities continue with the summer's first rally-car race. The following day, there is horse racing at the local race track.

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