When on holiday: enjoy with your Heart
Is it time to go on holiday, open your senses and breathe peacefully? Let your holiday heart decide; feel the tingle of anticipation. Raise the mood of everyday life.
The Heart of Finland is an area of seven municipalities in Pirkanmaa and Central Finland by Finnish Lakeland. Here you will find all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday. Differing accommodation, events, things to see, local delicacies, culture… Whatever choices and content you’re looking for, Finland’s expressive nature will create a striking setting for your holiday – according to season!
Take a trip to the Heart of Finland!
Several European cities have direct air connections right next door to the Heart of Finland. For more information, see Getting here.
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.
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
Helvetinjärvi National Park and Helvetinkolu
Walking Route in the Church Village
Siikaneva Conservation Area
Poet’s Way, S/S Tarjanne’s ship route (Murole canal, Ruovesi Ship Wharf and Visuvesi canal)
Keuruu | TOP 5
Hotel Keurusselkä in the middle of nature
Old Keuruu area
Paddle wheeler Elias Lönnrot cruises on Lake Keurusselkä
Five churches – eldest from the 1700s
Himmaan Huippu belvedere
Himos-Jämsä | TOP 5
Himos – year-round holiday centre: ski resort, festivals, golf, husky safaris and other activities
Moose Manor, Hirvikartano – Finland’s only private moose zoo
Felt factories and factory outlets
Wanha Witonen canoeing route
Mänttä-Vilppula | TOP 5
Serlachius museums: Art Museum Gösta and Gustaf Museum
Mänttä Art Festival, top-class exhibition of modern art
Mänttä Music Festival, top pianists
Mäntänvuori outdoor area: observation tower, wine tavern, hiking trails
Vilppulankoski tourist district and recreational fishing area
Juupajoki | TOP 5
Kallenaution kestikievari museum inn
Shoe museum in the Juupajoki ravine area shaped by the ice age
Cultural landscape route Kopsamo–Salokunta
“Nut-form” octagon Juupajoki Church in Kopsamo
Beautiful Kopsamo–Purnu canoeing route, 19 km
Virrat | TOP 5
Toriseva ravine lake and nature trail
Laivaranta & steamship Tarjanne
- Killinkoski old factory complex
Orivesi | TOP 5
Woolly Sock Running Finnish Championships – fun for the whole family
Pukala’s revitalising forest – Southern Finland’s Lapland
Hörtsänä arboretum, over a century-old park home to various flower and tree species
Rönni Amusement Centre – dance pavilion atmosphere, love stories and restaurant delicacies
Art Centre Purnu on the shore of Lake Längelmävesi