Download GPX file for this article
61.807422.3500Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Kankaanpää is a town and municipality in Satakunta, Finland. The municipality of Jämijärvi, just to the east, is also handled in this article.


The town centre of Kankaanpää

The history of the town dates back to the 1500s, when it was a small village. Kankaanpää gradually developed into an important trading centre, centrally located at the junction of two major roads.

In the 19th century, Kankaanpää became an important industrial town. The town's industry grew rapidly, and there were several important factories, including wood mills and sawmills. Agriculture was also an important industry in the town.

Get in


By train


The nearest train stations are Parkano (51 km, 32 mi) and Pori (55 km, 34 mi).

By bus


Coaches from Helsinki, Pori, Tampere and Keuruu.

Get around


By taxi


See Satakunta#By taxi

  • 1 Kankaanpään taksiasema, Kauppatori 5, +358 2 572-000. Taxi station.
  • Taksi Heikki Mäkisalo, +358 500-584-000.
  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi


  • 1 Kankaanpää Church (Kankaanpään kirkko), Keskuskatu 64.
  • 2 Lamellikasarmi. Niinisalo garrison features some military functionalism. One of the barracks (Lamellikasarmi) from 1935 designed by Kalle Lehtovuori and the hospital from 1937 are built in functionalist style. As this is a military area, the buildings can't be visited just like that. Garrisons in Finland training conscripts do have open days twice a year (usually in February and August), other times of the year you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Lamellikasarmi from the northern gate, and you could try to contact the army if they would allow you in. Niinisalo garrison (Q11884429) on Wikidata




  • 1 Halpa-Halli, Asemakatu 3. M–Sa 08:00–21:00, Su 10:00–21:00. A department store.
  • 2 K-Citymarket Kankaanpää, Keskuskatu 39. M–Sa 07:00–21:00, Su 10:00–21:00. A hypermarket.


  • 1 Bar&Grill Varikko, Keskuskatu 38, +358 2 578-3757. Sports restaurant, pizzeria and burger restaurant.
  • 2 Lunch Café Lupiini (Lounas-Kahvila Luupini), Metsärinteentie 15 (north of the centre along Highway 44 (Pohjanmaantie)).


  • 1 Makasiinikahvio, Torikatu 11, +358 2 572-3515. Atmospheric café on the edge of the market square with fresh products baked in house.
  • 2 Riicafé, Venesjärventie 3 (west of the centre along Highway 23 (Porintie)).
  • 3 Niinisalon Sotilaskoti, Kotitie 32. A café in the garrison area.





Go next

Routes through Kankaanpää
PoriPomarkku  SW  NE  ParkanoVirratJyväskylä

This city travel guide to Kankaanpää is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!