Varkaus Travel Guide

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Varkaus Things to Do

  • Rent a summer cottage from Heinävesi...

    As a continuation to my previous Heinävesi cottage tip I just wanted to continue, that there are so many things people can do. Many people might have the feeling that they don't want to come to the quiet simple places for too long time; and that they would bore in a few days.I wouldn't believe so, as one can swim, play with swim tools, sunbath...

  • Rent a summer cottage from Heinävesi...

    The log house living is something, which will remain in your fondest memories forever. It is such a special and different feeling for especially those coming far away and not familiar to the culture. I've traveled soon to 50 countries but my fonderst memories and my most relaxed feelings are from Finnish log houses. And what if it rains - it...

  • Heinävesi 2 - a manysided summer town!

    The centre of Heinävesi hosts a summer outside market place with open air coffeehouse. In summer there is also a beer festival. One of the small villages of Heinävesi hosts every year a local happening named "Palokki Koskiwestivual"; meaning Palokki Rapids Festival. It sounds proud and big; but it is so sweet and small - locals play their...

  • Heinävesi 1 - a manysided summer town!

    Heinävesi is one of my favorite towns in summer; it might even be number one. It has a numerous amount of summer cottages/log houses to rent, yet you can't see your neighbours and have your own peace. You may fish, swim, take sunbath, just relax, or go to visit the Monastery and Nunn Convent, see the canals, visit the cosy little souvenir shops. Or...

  • The famous channels and floodgates of...

    If you want to see something unique, go to Heinävesi (equally far from Varkaus and Kuopio, the bigger cities). The several channes, canals, with the old-fashioned "floodgates" are a sight. This place is one of a kind in Finland.Even I enjoy watching the gates closing behind a boat and opening in front of it so that water can fill in the canal and...

  • The Lintula Convent for Nunns in...

    In addition the Old Valamo Monastery for Monks, there is another similar place; but for orthodox women: the Lintula Convent. It is also located in the Heinävesi area (but separate from the Monastery). Lintula is located in the village of Palokki. The Lintula is very charming; it is small at size and very pretty inside. The Nunns were very helpful...

  • The Valamo Monk Monastery in Heinävesi...

    I had to put this tip either under the city of Varkaus (which I did) or Kuopio, because the town of Heinävesi was not found in the list of VT cities. It's understandable; the place is quite small but summertime its population grows enormously.In the Heinävesi area there is lot of things to be seen. One of them is the New Valamo Monk Monastery (the...

  • Steamer cruises

    Varkaus is located in between lakes and it's best sight is the beautiful nature. One of the nicest ways of taking a tour is by an original steamer ship, the s/s Paul Wahl. They are in operation from late May til October. They have a cafe and restaurant onboard but any food reservations must be made in advance.

  • "Museum" of MECHANICAL MUSIC

    I didn't know what to expect when we went to this museum. Another place with dusty old things...but I couldn't have been more wrong. I only knew that there was a collection of old mechanical instruments, but I was not prepared to the tour or one could call it a show. The owners German born Juergen Kempf and his Finnish wife Liisa have this museum...

  • Museum is open nearly every day of the...

    and you browse through it during the tour. A new tour starts every hour and you can join it in the middle of it and continue exploring with the next tour. You won't miss any items because you can always continue with another group.

  • ...on and on...

    Their collection is a result of over 30 years of collecting items. Some of the items are rare and there are only a couple or only one of them left in the world.

  • ...the round continues

    The collection of this museum is not owned by the city of Varkaus, state of Finland or any other public institution but Juergen and Liisa Kempf.


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  • Scandic Oscar Varkaus

    Kauppatori 4, , Varkaus, Itä-Suomi 78250

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Spa Hotel Kuntoranta

    Kuntorannantie 14, Varkaus, 78400, Finland

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

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