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Valkeakoski Canal

Valkeakoski is a town in Finland. It is situated about 40 km from Tampere to southeast.


Valkeakoski is a traditional industrial town and its history is strongly linked to the development of factories and industry. Today, the town still has many industrial enterprises, such as a paper mill and a machine shop. New sectors such as information technology and the service sector have also sought to diversify the city's economy.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Direct coaches from Helsinki and Hämeenlinna. For timetables of ordinary coaches, see Matkahuolto.

By train[edit]

Toijala is the nearest railway station. There is a bus between Toijala and Valkeakoski which goes few times per day at weekdays, see timetables[dead link].

Get around[edit]

Map of Valkeakoski

By bus[edit]

See Tampere#Get around for information about fares and tickets

Valkeakoski has a local bus system, which works mainly at daytime on weekdays. At the other times, it is possible to use longer-distance routes. The Nysse route planner[dead link] is useful for getting around by bus in Valkeakoski.

Sampobussi offers flexible service in the town and surrounding villages. The downtown stop is at market square (Kauppatori) by the fountain.

By scooter[edit]

See also: Finland#By motorised scooter

You can rent electric kick scooters for use in the centre from Finnish Swup. There are two Kontio Kruiser electric scooters in Hotel Waltikka.

By bike[edit]

Bicycles can be rented from Apianlahti campsite, Hotel Waltikka, Ilola Rural Tourism and Voipaala Manor Café.

By taxi[edit]


  • 1 Rapola Hill Fort (Rapolan linnavuori), Sääksmäentie 770 (bus stop "Voipaala"), +358 206 39 5270, . A geological wonder, which is also an ancient fortress mountain and castle of cultural and historical importance. From its two lookout points you can gaze out over the national landscape of Vanaja. A ring trail can be followed along the ridge. Picnic tables are available at the viewpoint. Rapola Castle on Wikipedia


  • 1 Ilola Farmhouse (Ilolan maatilamatkailu), Vedentaantie 24 (Metsäkansa).
  • 2 Pukkila alpaca farm (Pukkilan alpakkatila), Metsäkansantie 174.
  • 3 Tuomarla farm (Tuomarlan tila), Kärjenniementie 60 (Kärjenniemi). The farm has goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, cats, dogs, ponies and horses. You can also book horseback riding at the farm. Visits must be booked in advance.





  • Haave Apartments, Valtakatu 26-28, 37600 Valkeakoski, Finland.
  • Hotel Waltikka. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00.


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