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Alajärvi is a town in Southern Ostrobothnia, next to a lake with the same name.


Map of Alajärvi

Like many towns in Finland, Alajärvi's economy has traditionally been based on agriculture and forestry. Over the years, there has been diversification into other sectors, contributing to the overall economic development of the town.

Get in


By road, i.e. car or bus. Highway 16 from Vaasa to Kyyjärvi and Jyväskylä passes next to Alajärvi. Buses connect to Seinäjoki, Lapua and Vimpeli.

Get around



  • 1 Alajärvi church. As usual in smaller Finnish towns, the church is the most notable building. The wooden church at the lake, finished in 1836, was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, the same architect who designed the 19th-century Empire style buildings in Helsinki. Alajärvi Church (Q3585503) on Wikidata Alajärvi Church on Wikipedia
  • 2 Nelimarkka Museum and Villa Nelimarkka, Pekkolantie 115. Painter Eero Nelimarkka (1891-1977) lived in Alajärvi from 1932 to his death. Today Villa Nelimarkka, where he lived, is an artist residence and event venue. The adjacent building which he had built in the 1960s for an art school is an art gallery and museum named the Nelimarkka Museum.
  • 3 Prehistorical rock paintings at Pyhävuori Hill. Pyhävuori overlooking Lake Lappajärvi has some prehistorical rock paintings, discovered in 2008. (Q18661530) on Wikidata




Punainen Tupa winery


  • 1 Quick Burger, Hirsikankaantie 6. Fast food.







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