Historical and cultural sights in Iisalmi



Evacuee centre 

- Multimedia presentation that takes you into historic Karelia and Petsamo. Presentation explores Orthodox culture before the winter war.
- Icon gallery collection includes about 50 icons saved from war time Karelia.

Kyllikinkatu 8, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 816 441
Open 15.6.–15.8. mon–fri  9am–3pm,
at other times  mon–fri 9am–2pm.


Postage stamp museum

Museum features own and visiting collections of postage stamps. In addition there are many postcards, letters and postmarks. Museum offers insight into hobby of postage stamp collection. Entrance to museum is free of charge.

Olvi hall, Luuniemenkatu 4, 74100 Iisalmi
+358 290 00 1050
Open tue-sat 10am–3pm  

juhaniahomuseo160x106.jpg Juhani Aho museum

Juhani Aho (1861–1921) was well known Finnish national writer born in Iisalmi. The little parsonage in Mansikkaniemi was built in the 1840s. The parsonage has served as a museum since 1958. There are some 500 items in the museums's collection, acquired from the Aho family and Iisalmi Parsonage. There are also buildings from the 1840s in the museums's courtyard. Entrance fee is 1,5€–3€. 

Ouluntie 37, 74120 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 40 489 4026
Open 1.–31.5. and 1.-30.9 mon–fri 9am–15.30pm, 1.6.–31.8. mon–sun 10am–6pm. At other times by appointment, Tel. +358 17 272 3388.

kulttuurikeskus_aula160x106.jpg Iisalmi Culture Centre

Iisalmi Culture Centre is the location of many cultural events in Iisalmi. Building includes library, community college, music college, summer university of Kuopio, museum of natural science and showroom Venny for rotating art exhibitions. In addition Culture centre has two halls for concerts, lectures, seminars and celebrations etc. 

Kirkkopuistonkatu 9-11 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 272 600
kotiseutumuseo160x106.jpg  Museum of local history

Exhibits life of peasants and traditional way of life. In addition to 300 years old main building there is storehouse, barn, workshop and wind mill. Museum includes also exhibition of Iisalmi during the second world war.

Entrance fee is 1,5€/3€.

Virrankatu 4, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 825 865
Open 15.5.–20.8. Tue–Fri 11am–5pm, sat 11am–4pm, sun 12pm–4pm.

ortodoksinenkirkko160x106.jpg  Orthodox church

Kyllikinkatu 8, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 816 441
Open 15.6.–15.8. tue–sat 10am–4pm, other times mon–fri 10am–4pm.

liikennepuisto160x106.jpg Children's traffic park 

In traffic park children under ages of 10 can learn rules of traffic with pedal cars. Children are taught traffic rules by arranging driving instruction and road-themed tasks. Entrance is free of charge.

Luuniemenkatu 11, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 40 830 4378
Open 15.5.-31.8. tue 10am-6pm, wed-fri 9am-4pm, sat 10am-3pm

kustaa-adolfin160x106.jpg  Gustav Adolf church and church museum

Kirkkotie 20, 74120 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 44 733 5204
Open 10.6.–20.8. church mon–sun 10am–6pm, museum mon-sun 12 noon–4pm, at other times by appointment.
Next to church there is old cemetery.
satama160x106.jpg Iisalmi harbour

Visit new Iisalmi harbour that was renovated in 2008.
pyhanristin160x106.jpg  Church of the holy cross

Ilvolankatu 13, 74100 Iisalmi.
Tel. +358 44 733 5204
Open to groups by appointment.
runni160x106.jpg Runni

Runni Spa, in Iisalmi in the heart of Savo, has provided rejuvenation and relaxation since 1904. The spring from which Runni's miracle waters bubble forth became well-known as early as the 1750s – from this same spring, strength and vitality is still drawn today. In Runni's beautiful spa setting, there is wide range of hotel, restaurant, spa and treatment services as well as the opportunity to hold meetings and company functions and enjoy a programme of leisure activities. 

Runnintie 407 A, 74595 Runni
Tel +358 17 768 751

koljonvirtamatkailu160x106.jpg Koljonvirta Camping

During summer wide-range of events e.g. Rompepäivät (sort of flea market), perinnekonepäivät (an exhibition of traditional machines), Koljonvirta soi (harmonica event) and puunveistoviikot (wood carving weeks) are held at Koljonvirta camping.

Ylemmäisentie 6, 74120 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 825 252
luontomuseo-kotka160x106.jpg  Museum of natural science

In museum of natural science you can explore nature and animals of Upper Savo region.
Entrance is 2€ adults, children accompanied by an adult free of charge. Tour with guide is 10€ optional extra.

Kirkkopuistonkatu 9, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 818 387
Open mon, wed–fri 9am–2pm, tue 11am–6pm.
koljonvirta160x106.jpg  Stories of the battle of Koljonvirta

Multimedia Theatre about the Finnish War Battle of Koljonvirta, 27 Oct 1808. Duration about 1 h. 
25.6.–31.7. wed–thu 7pm, sun 1pm, at other times by appointment for groups.

Koljonvirta camping site
Ylemmäisentie 6, 74120 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 825 252

teuvolansivuori160x106.jpg Tepi Länsivuori exhibition

Teuvo "Tepi" Länsivuori is former GP motorcycle racer born in Iisalmi. During his active years (1969 - 1978) he took part in 74 Grand Prix races, gained eight wins, 27 podium finishes, seven pole positions and 12 fastest laps. Exhibition is free of charge.

Iisalmi market hall
Kauppakatu 14, 74100 Iisalmi

dolgoruk160x106.jpg  Koljonvirta area

From historical influences, many cultural products have been created in Iisalmi that speak to Finnish and foreign tourists. In the Koljonvirta area, you can enjoy many kinds of history-related products, such as the Koljonvirta 1808 Multimedia Theatre or, say, the Antigues Market. A riding centre and Iisalmi's charming garden village are located in the immediate vicinity of the area. In the Koljonvirta camping area, a wide range of activity programmes are available.

panimomuseo160x106.jpg  Brewery museum

Right next to Olvi brewery is brewery museum which exhibits history of beer brewing. Collections are mostly from 1800s and beginning of 1900s. Entrance to museum is free of charge.

Olvi hall, Luuniemenkatu 4, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 838 5232
Open mon-fri 10am–3pm

kuppinayttely3160x106.jpg  Arabia's coffee cup collection

An exhibition of 750 cups and saucers assembled from the extensive collection of Arabia coffee cups owned by the collector Raimo Rönkkö in the foyer of the Iisalmi Cultural Centre. On display are cups and saucers dating from 1950s–1970s.
Kirkkopuistonkatu 9, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 272 3600

kuappi160x106.jpg  Restaurant Kuappi - World's smallest restaurant

Iisalmi harbour, 74100 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 17 816 644
iimäenperinnetila160x106.jpg Heritage farm of Iimäki

Museum collection include about two thousand farm items.

Iimäentie 356 B, 74120 Iisalmi
Tel. +358 400 989 500
Open sun 1pm–4pm, at other times by appointment.
kauppahalli2011-160x106.jpg  Market hall and Iisalmi market place

Shop at Iisalmi market hall and market place. In the market hall you can experience old-time atmosphere.  During summer season market place is full of events for many tastes. Check out market place events click here

Kauppakatu 14, 74100 Iisalmi


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