Lakeland – Jyväskylä Region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in Finland. The municipalities, cities and towns in the region are a unique mix of nature, activities and people.
In this post we introduce you to Keuruu. What are the recommendations to see or to do by locals? Please remember that you can find more suggestions about the area from the travel website.
Old Keuruu district and The Old Rectory Restaurant
Old Keuruu district exudes an atmosphere of times gone by. The area next to Lake Keurusselkä will tempt you to take a walk in the beautiful natural surroundings, to visit the museums and exhibitions, to enjoy a delicious meal or a refreshing drink as well as to find personal gifts and souvenirs in the shops.
Honouring its 200-year-old past, the Old Rectory of Keuruu, with its unique cultural history, was restored to its former glory in the heart of Old Keuruu. Delicious food, friendly service and a fantastic rectory milieu provide an excellent setting for a wonderful day. (Photo: Visual Friday)
The Old Church of Keuruu
The old wooden church of Keuruu is the oldest existing wooden church in the Province of Central Finland. It’s one of the examples of Finnish rural architecture of the 18th century. The Old Church in Keuruu was taken in use in 1758 and completed the next year. Today, for example weddings and concerts are held in the Old Church. It’s open for public in 2019 from 10 June to 25 August.
Riiho Guest House
The Riiho Guest House is located in the middle of a beautiful village in Keuruu. The charming village of Riiho has been designated a heritage landscape, surrounded by fields, lakes and the wilderness. It doesn’t matter whether you come alone or with a bigger group. In the Guest House you will enjoy a genuine, warm atmosphere and a sense of community.
The main building of the Riiho Guest House is a beautiful, light and spacious village school that is over 100 years old. There’s variety for every taste in the rooms available for accommodation. The food is genuine and local, pure and fresh from the Finnish countryside and it’s made from scratch in the own kitchen. (Photo: Visual Friday)
Ahtola Harbour in Keuruu
The Ahtola Harbour in Keuruu is a great place to spend a summer day! Sit down in the harbour café or the terrace and enjoy some small snacks and refreshments. You have also the possibility of taking a cruise on a unique paddlewheel-ship called Elias Lönnrot in Lake Keurusselkä.
Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Park
Haapamäki Steam Locomotive Park is a place for true nostagia. In the park you’ll experience railroad history from the past 100 years. There are real steam locomotives, machines and railway equipment for you to see in the park as well as adventure and animal park for the children.
There is also a museum and Finland’s longest miniature railway in the park. You can spend some time by social dancing or seeing a concert or a summer theatre play. The park is open for public in 2019 from 10 May to 30 September. (Photo: Höyryveturipuisto)