The church of Piipola was built beteeen the years 1768 and 1770 under building master Anders Brofall's guidance. The church was inaugurated in 1771 and it was named Magdalene's church. Afterwards the church has been repaired many times. The biggest modification was made in 1887 when the appearance of the church was changed to tge shape it nowadays...more
Olvi is one of the nationally distributed Finnish beers that the locals (any many from elsewhere) swear by. The dabble in non-alcoholic beverages as well, but are perhaps best known for their beer and cider products. Much like any other brewery, Olvi organizes occasional tours of it's factory. If you've been on a brewery tour before it will be much...more
Olvi Ltd is a beer brewery in the upper part of Middle-Finland, in the city of Iisalmi. Olvi is also the mark of their most famous beer. The parent company Olvi plc was founded on 5 October 1878. Today the company is listed in Helsinki exchanges, has business in many countries and employs 1000 persons.Olvi organises guided tours; you can see the...more
The museum of local history and culture of Ylä-Savo is situated in a very beautiful and nice location just a few hundred metres from the centre of Iisalmi. The main building is about 300 years old and has been moved to this location from Vieremä. Other buildings (shed, storehouse, granary, windmill) are originally situated all over Ylä-Savo. The...more
The independent Iisalmi Parish was established 15.2.1627. The first parish church burnt down in 1699. By the late 18th century, a new parish church was needed. By the Swedish law all churches in at the time were to be built of stone. In lack of suitable stone material and skilled labour, and lacking the necessary funds, the people of Iisalmi got a...more
The Juhani Aho museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the writer`s home and parsonage culture predominant during the end of the 1880s. Many of the articles in the museum are those that have once belonged to Juhani Aho himself. A windmill, wartime storehouse, cellar, servant`s quarters, storage houses, barn and sauna are dotted the...more
Situated in Iisalmi town centre, in the heart of Yla-Savo (Northern Savo district), the eminent byzantine Karelian Orthodox Cultural Centre with its domes blends in beatifully with the area. Harmony, the essence of the Karelian Otrhodox Cultural Centre, creates an attractive ambience and enhances the atmosphere of festivities or an everyday...more
In the local dialect, Kuappi is the Finnish word for cupboard. Sized accordingly, Kuappi is alternately known as the world's smallest restaurant. The interior seats 2, and 2 can sit on the patio. Mainly you'd just go for a beer though for those wanting the full experience food can be ordered from a nearby (average sized) restaurant.It's something...more
This is a typical Chinese restaurant in Finland. Food is always great and you get good value for your money. Dragon Sheng is quite a small but pleasant restaurant. You can have either buffet or you can order from the a la carte. In Finland I recommend that you take the table-set menu. There are normally two or three table-set menus where to choose...more
According the Guiness Book of Records the Kuappi is the smallest restaurant in the world. There is only one table, two chairs, one bar, one toilet and a terrace with one table and two chairs. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy your beer in the relaxed Savo atmosphere. Don't miss the fabulous mini-bottle collection. Although you can get...more
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When you are in Iisalmi just must have a local pancake (creps). You can have pancakes in market place. The pancake is local delicacy. You can have either plain pancake or with butter or jam. Locals hace their pancakes normally with butter. Taste is magnificent.
These pancakes are made of barley flour and fried in a big pan designed for open fire.