Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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Travelling in the Heart of Finland
• Juupajoki • Jämsä • Keuruu • Mänttä-Vilppula • Orivesi • Ruovesi • Virrat
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The best of holidays in the Heart of Finland!

In the Heart of Finland, where southern, western and central Finland meet, you can experience everything that made Lonely Planet to choose Finland as one of the TOP 3 travel destinations in the whole world. 

Whatever it is you fancy, the Heart of Finland offers hundreds of experiences to suit all tastes! Sights, events, new experiences and various accommodation options ranging from the urban to the wild frontier. For example, the Serlachius museum Gösta has been ranked as the 2nd best tourist attraction in Finland by Lonely Planet.

Our cosy cities and villages as well as the nature that will activate your senses create the perfect setting for your holiday. Come and enjoy a vacation in the Heart of Finland!

Welcome. From the bottom of our heart!

Straight to the Heart  |  Essential information about the region’s municipalities

The Heart of Finland (Suomen Sydän) consists of seven municipalities in northern Pirkanmaa and Central Finland. Together we represent the classic elements that define Finland while remaining distinctive in terms of appearance and what we offer. Find out what makes these municipalities such interesting travel destinations.

All four seasons!

A holiday in the Heart of Finland is always in the right season. Autumn, winter, spring or summer.

Visit Heart Finland Events

TOP 5 | We listened to visitors – this is what they have liked!

Here are some of our destinations that frequently emerge in lists of favourites. They include a number of nature experiences, local events and diverse cultural activities. Use these as tips for preparing your own holiday programme!

Ruovesi | TOP 5

  1. Helvetinjärvi National Park and Helvetinkolu

  2. Siikaneva Conservation Area

  3. Witches’ Trial and Witches’ Night

  4. Poet’s Way, S/S Tarjanne’s ship route (Murole canal, Ruovesi Ship Wharf and Visuvesi canal)

  5. Music! Ruovesi chamber music festival

Keuruu | TOP 5

  1. Old Keuruu area

  2. Paddle wheeler Elias Lönnrot cruises on Lake Keurusselkä

  3. Keuruu Old Church

  4. Steam Locomotive Park of Haapamäki

  5. Himmaan Huippu belvedere

Jämsä | TOP 5

Jämsä
  1. Himos – year-round holiday centre: ski resort, festivals, golf, husky safaris and other activities

  2. Moose Manor, Hirvikartano – Finland’s only private moose zoo

  3. Felt factories and factory outlets

  4. Wanha Witonen canoeing route

  5. Isojärvi National Park

Mänttä-Vilppula | TOP 5

  1. Serlachius museums: Art Museum Gösta and Gustaf Museum

  2. Mänttä Art Festival, top-class exhibition of modern art

  3. Mänttä Music Festival, top pianists

  4. Mäntänvuori outdoor area: observation tower, wine tavern, hiking trails

  5. Vilppulankoski tourist district and recreational fishing area

Juupajoki | TOP 5

Juupajoki on tunnettu kievarimuseosta ja Salokunta–Sahrajärvi -tien arvokkaista kulttuurimaisemista.
  1. Kallenaution kestikievari museum inn

  2. Shoe museum in the Juupajoki ravine area shaped by the ice age

  3. Cultural landscape route Kopsamo–Salokunta

  4. “Nut-form” octagon Juupajoki Church in Kopsamo

  5. Beautiful Kopsamo–Purnu canoeing route, 19 km

Virrat | TOP 5

  1. Toriseva ravine lake and nature trail

  2. Laivaranta & the 112-year-old steamship Tarjanne

  3. Killinkoski old factory complex
  4. Heritage Village

  5. Herraskoski rapids

Orivesi | TOP 5

  1. Art Centre Purnu on the shore of Lake Längelmävesi

  2. Hörtsänä arboretum, over a century-old park home to various flower and tree species

  3. Rönni entertainment centre: open-air dancing, events and delicious restaurant treats

  4. Finnish Championship in woollen socks running in January

  5. Pukala recreational area and the beautiful Roninmaa rest area