Olo Tila

Natural beauty, stunning rural scenery, traditions and culture, space to breathe and the peace and quiet of the countryside. This is what Olo Tila is made of. Olo Tila is 100-year-old farm house in the beautiful village of Viitalankylä in Kurikka, South Ostrobothnia. Olo Tila is Kurikan Fysioterapia physiotherapy centre’s Green Care centre, which offers …

Kuortane Church

Completed in 1777, Kuortane Church was designed and built by Antti Antinpoika Hakola (1704-1778), originally from Alahärmä. The church is built in the shape of a cross. The corners at the end of the arms and the corners between the arms are slanted, with the church having 24 corners. The church seats about 1,200 people. …

Kuninkaantupa Community Hall in Soini

Kuninkaantupa houses several cultural and historical exhibitions. Originally built as a medical centre in 1960, the building later served as the municipal office centre. A few years ago, the building was no longer required for that purpose and the Soini association was able to buy it. Kuninkaantupa houses exhibitions that offer an introduction to an …

Kortesjärvi Church

Until the 18th century, Kortesjärvi belonged to the parish of Pietarsaari as it was part of the Lappajärvi chapel parish. Any communications with the parish of Pietarsaari were complicated by long distances and a language barrier, with Pietarsaari being a Swedish-speaking region. The poor transport connections of the period made it difficult to arrange church …

Haarus Hiking Trails

In the rugged and beautiful Haarus outdoor area, you can follow in the footsteps of elk, spot traces left by otters, hear the calls of ravens and swim in clear ponds, before grilling sausages at the Lamminpoikanen open fire site. Haarus is located a 15-minute drive from the PowerPark amusement park. Start of the trail Starting point …

Café Junki at Härmä Spa

The recently renovated Café Junki is now part of the spa’s restaurant offering. Located in the lobby area of the hotel and the restaurant, Junki is a popular meeting point at the heart of the building. Café & Bar Junki, which is licensed to sell alcohol, also houses a souvenir shop. The bar serves savoury …

Arpainen hiking trail

Located along the border of Ähtäri and Soini, the Arpainen hiking trail encompasses the most spectacular natural features of the region, including rugged ridges, fens and numerous lakes. The highlights of the route, which is dozens of kilometres long and traverses varied terrain, include the Arpainen ridge formation, the culturally significant Löytöperä, and the Matosuo …

Alahärmä Church

The first church in the parish of Alahärmä was built on the location of the current church in 1676. Before this, local parishioners had to attend church services in Isokyrö or Pietarsaari and later in Lapua. Work on the church started once the Cathedral Chapter granted permission for the construction of a new parish church. …

Ylihärmä Church

The initiative to build a church in Ylihärmä came from the farm owners of Peräkylä near Härmä Chapel, which needed to be expanded. Residents of Peräkylä insisted that a new church must be built in Ruohomäki. After several pleas for building permission, construction was started without formal permission. When the King of Sweden finally granted …

Finnish Jaeger Museum

The Finnish Jaeger Museum is Finland’s only museum to focus on the Finnish Jaeger Movement, which is closely linked to the history of Finland’s independence. The museum also has a gift shop and Café LOLA, which is available for functions. The museum’s basic exhibition offers a comprehensive introduction to the Jaeger Movement. It introduces the …