Heinola is situated in Western Lakeland, only about 1,5 hour drive from Helsinki, capital of Finland. Despite the fact that Heinola has only about 20 000 inhabitants, It has lot to offer to tourists and visitors.
NATURE AND OUTDOOR
Heinola is surrounded by green forests and glimmering lakes dominate the scenery when you arrive to town.
Heinola area has variety of outdoor activities to choose from and outdoor tracks starting points are close by. Vierumäki Resort and Sport Institute is located only 15 minutes drive from Heinola market square.
Heinola has many events throughout the year which makes the small town vibrant. There are many festivals held in Heinola and in museums you can get to know the history of the town. You can have guided tours also for your group and get to know more about Finnish lifestyle and local history. One of the things Finland is famous is Santa Claus and in Heinola you can enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas during winter months. Heinola, announced as a Christmas Tree town of Finland, illuminates trees of market square and Rantapuisto Park area.
Heinola offers lot of family fun. There are beaches, outdoor areas and playgrounds all around the town. Heinolan Lintutarhat /Bird sanctuary is perhaps the most favorite destination for families with children. Lintutarha's mission is to treat the injured wild birds and restore them back to nature.
DELICIOUS DISHES AND ATTRACTIONS
You can find variety of different type of food, so I am sure you will find restaurant for fit to your taste and preference. During summer season you can enjoy waffles with nice scenery at Heinolan Harjupaviljonki or refreshments in historical landscape in Cafe Kailas.
While staying in Heinola you can choose to stay overnight in a hotel, summer cottage, villa, camping site or in apartment which ever suits your needs at the time. Kumpeli Spa Hotel offers rooms and restaurant facilities and a relaxing spa department with different type of saunas, pools and jazuzzi.