Nokia Travel Guide

  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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  • Terhi's kiosk, the main scene of the Day
    Terhi's kiosk, the main scene of the Day
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Nokia Things to Do

  • Nokia Church - Karelia memorial

    The second must in Finnish grave yard is Memorial of persons remained in Karelia (both civilian and soldiers).This kind of memorials became common after our Wars, we lost a lot of soldiers, most of them were brought home, but some disappeared or had to leave to battle fields and a lot of civilians faced the same destiny. These memorials help...

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  • Nokia Church - War graves

    As in many Finnish grave yards, Nokia Church has a war hero memorial area. It's most often in the best place of the church yard containing graves, memorial and sometimes a name list of those local soldiers died in the battle field.The symbol in the middle is quite common in Finland, used in many honors, medals and coat of arms (e.g. Finnish...

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  • Nokia Church

    Have you been in Helsinki Centre? Yep, this church belong to same family, it's by architect Carl Ludvig Engel. Check some Engel facts from Helsinki.The Brick Church is neoclassical and it's from 1847. The church hall is a circle and it's a small and modest copy :) of Pantheon. The organs, which have 32 stops, are from 1974 and was produced in...

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  • Glow Bowling - Hohtokeilailu

    The bowling hall is located in old Nokia Shoes factory building. There are 8 tracks and the feeling is warm and cosy.There are a restaurant, you can get burgers and chicken fingers for example and there is full rights also (beer, wine and spirits).Prices from 20 to 28 depending on the weekday and time, check from web site, please.PS. Mon-Tue...

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  • Nokia's church

    I got married in this church and last week dad's funeral was held there.The church was planned by C.L. Engel in neo classical style and was finished in 1837.There's a church museum in the basement of the church.Open: 13.6. - 12.8.2005 mon-fri 11 - 18 (6 pm)

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  • The mills

    Long before the mobile phones there was industry under the name of Nokia. In early 1800's industrialists took notice of Nokianvirta as a lot of power was needed to carry on the work. The rapids were used to keep the work going and needed plentiful of supply. Finland's fourth groundwood mill was founded in 1968. In 1890 Nokia factory tried electric...

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  • Nokianvirta-rapids

    The part of Kokemäenjoki-river which run through Nokia are called Nokianvirta on the banks of which were situated groundwood, paper and sulphite cellulose and rubber mills. The latter is still functioning and producing footwear and tyres. Emäkoski Bridge from 1957 connects the eastern and western banks. Before it there was an iron bridge which was...

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  • Souranderintie - Club House

    The clubhouse was a personal donation from rubber factory director Eduard Polon to the personnel of the factory. Built in 1930. Today it is owned by Nokia Town and is used for hobby groups, exhibitions, parties, concerts...In 2003 it was voted as the most beautiful building in Nokia. My sister's wedding reception took place here back in 1973 and as...

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  • Souranderintie - The Kindergarten

    Today this building serves as kindergarten, but originally it was the residence of the former director's. The building is from 1938. As a child I used to go to a club here with other girls.

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  • Souranderintie - The Old Hospital

    I remember this old hospital from my childhood. Dad was in an accident and he broke his leg and spent several weeks, if not months in the hospital and we visited him there every day. The hospital was built in 1926.

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  • Souranderintie - Municipal Surgery

    A nice white house on the left side of the road serves today as centre where you can do handicrafts like weaving. It's funny that when I still lived in Nokia (some 30 years ago) I never paid any attention to this building, but now I find it very pretty.

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  • Souranderintie - Railway station

    "We should build a road here"...said papermill director Ingwald Sourander, when he looked down from the railway station towards to the factory. The road, called Souranderintie /Sourander's Road/ was build in 1923. It was called the most beautiful road in Nokia and to keep up to this reputation some lovely buildings were built on both sides of the...

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  • Road trip to Siuro village

    Visit Siuro, beautiful active village west from Nokia,easy to reach by car appr. 10km trip, or take bus that says SIURO, number 79 if i remember right...check the church, mylly, rapids and have beer or coffee at legendary "siuro koskibaari"

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  • Lake Vihnusjärvi

    Water is never far in my country. After your visit to the church and Hinttala museum you can go swimming in Lake Vihnusjärvi or take a walk in the banks of it and admire typical Finnish landscape.

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  • KITCHEN

    This old closet in in the kitchen of the main house. Note the poles on the ceiling. That's where bread was kept and dried. Also clothes were hung in the poles like that.

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Nokia Hotels

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  • Rantasipi Eden

    PARATIISIKATU 2,37120 NOKIA, 37120 Nokia, Nokia, F

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Spa Hotel Rantasipi Eden

    Some 20 or 30 years ago we faced a boom of this kind of Spas. Increasing tourism and more moving...

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Nokia Restaurants

  • Cheap chinese

    Great chinese, really genuine and good chinese food.Also take-away, that way prices are only half to list price. I like chicken with mushrooms and other vegetables, big portion simple and good.I usually do take-away thats appr. 7e (8$). normal prices when you eat in, is 12-20e (15-25$)

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  • Best pizza place

    The pizzamestarit is in finnish "pizza masters" and that is true. The BEST pizza in this area! A bit more expensive than others, but worth it! Pizza in its every forms. Made traditionally and after years of experience

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  • A little refreshment wouldn't hurt you

    This small cafe is situated in one of the buildings of Hinttala Talomuseo museum and serves coffee, tea, soft drinks and Finnish pulla, ice cream etc. at favourable prices. Coffee and homemade pulla. Yummy!

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Nokia Nightlife

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  • bowling bar

    This is quite new bar in Nokia scene, opened 2005.Located at the other end of that big nokia factory, next to the bridge.There is glow-bowling track, also some snacks available. Bar has all the rights, also some snack kind of food dishes. Rule of the thumb in nokia: Dress down be casual you avoid trouble the best.jeans and tshirt are the best.

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  • iisoppi rock bar

    Great rock club hosts bands almost every weekend. Check their program www.iisoppi.netbeware of local drunks, of course. Dress down in rock style; jeans, tshirt etc. nothing too special.Avoid entering with suite on- you might get into trouble.

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Nokia Transportation

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    by Heinisuo Written May 7, 2003

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    Nokia is located about 15 km west from Tampere, 180 km north from Helsinki, 145 km northeast from Turku, 240 km south from Vaasa and 100 km east from Pori.

    Fairly good bus connections between Tampere and Nokia are provided by 'Väinö Paunu' busing company. Bus from Tampere to Nokia costs about 4 euros or so(?) (still quite cheap when compared to taxi, which could cost you over 20 euros).

    Also some longer distance bus routes, for example 'Länsilinjat' and 'Express Bus', goes through Nokia, so you can easily come for example from Helsinki to Nokia by bus.

    Nokia is also located about 15 km from Tampere-Pirkkala Airport, but as far as I know, there are no direct bus connection between the airport and the town itself.

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Nokia Local Customs

  • International Kuumakoira day (Hotdog day...

    I have to explain, it's a little bit confusing. We eat here hot dogs which is different product than Kuumakoira (and the confusion comes from translation which is Hot dog and I get out from this defining Kuumakoira as Hotdog written together, right). A traditional Hot dog is a sausage served in a sliced bun. Suitable garnishing are mustard,...

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  • Nokian - when you need any friction

    The name Nokia used to be common long before Nokia Phones. We used Nokia papers to wipe or ass :) and all men and most women had Nokia's rubber boots (called Nokia Kontio = Nokia Bear). When they stopped the production here in Finland I bought three pairs from the last set (about 7y ago).The other we trust is Nokia Tires, especially winter ones. We...

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  • a Kilometer Pole (milestone)

    We used to call these "kilometer pole" (kilometripylväs), nowadays almost disappeared as useless but the history is again fascinating.In Finland the roots are between 1600-1700 when horse powers were widely used and distances were long (of course they are as long currently, but the speed was slower :) and Kestikievarilaitos was founded (Quest house...

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Nokia Tourist Traps

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    by Heinisuo Written May 7, 2003

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    'Eden' is located on the coast of 'Pyhäjärvi' few kilometres from the centre of Nokia.
    It includes restaurant, bar, hotel and the pool areas of course.
    Poolsection might be lot of fun, and perhaps the only reason you should go there. There are different kind of pools (inside and outside), water slides, solariums and the Pool Bar at the poolsection.

    There is also small harbour outside Eden.

    Unique Suggestions: Swim in the (heated) outside pool preferably during the cold winter day.

    Fun Alternatives: Eat some pizza at 'Pizzamestarit'. ;-)

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Nokia Off The Beaten Path

  • Siuro - the Church of Siuro

    Siuronkirkko (Siuro Church) is located, as very many Finnish churches, in a hill on lakeside. The church is build in the beginning on 1900 and it's style is New Gothic or Wood Jugend. Siuronmäki (Siuro Hill) is in the list of significant build culture environments by Museum Administrative.The church is build of wood and the lake besides is...

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  • Siuro - Koski-Baari

    This lovely cafee has full rights (beer, wine and spirits) and they sell the fishing licenses to the river. They serve lunch food also, try pizzas or what ever is on the list. If you are lucky you can sing karaoke or participate to weekly quiz and during summertime you can follow the fishing from terrace. Around the year there are special events...

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  • Fishing on Siuro rapid (Siuronkoski)

    About 10 kilometers from Nokia is a small village called Siuro. Again, a power station is a centre of the village and there is an active fishing club and they plant fish to the river to catch by eager fishermen.The records areLake Salmon 10.150 kg (9.6.2001)Asp 6,020 kg (13.5.1998)Pike-perch 6,980kg (14.6.2012)You can by the fishing licence from...

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Nokia Sports & Outdoors

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    by jurkka Written Apr 6, 2006

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    There is cross country skiing routes all over town, and also small downhill ski place by the border to Tampere.

    For beginners that want to learn alone on easy track, go to Golf course, free of charge really beutiful open landscape and easy, under 3km routes.
    Recommend.

    Equipment: cross country skiis

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