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Valtimo is a town in North Karelia, Finland, nowadays part of Nurmes.


Get in[edit]

By bus from Joensuu or Kajaani.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • Smartphone app: 02 Taksi


A feeling of emptiness at Valtimo railway station.
  • Valtimo Church.
  • Valtimo is also a great place to experience wilderness, and an existence of emptiness.


  • Listen to silence.


There is a supermarket in the centre.


There are two restaurants in the centre.

  • Seiska.
  • Irmuska.


Beer. Nearest liquor store is in Nurmes.


  • Puukarin Pysäkki, Kajaanintie, +358 50-344-3824, . Inn a little out of town. Good Karelian food. Also programme services. single €66, double €104; lunch €17–26, dinner €28–48.


Go next[edit]

  • 1 Hiidenportti National Park and Peurajärvi Recreational Area – national park offering old-growth forest, the above mentioned silence and the Hiidenportti gorge; the adjacent recreational area offers easy hikes and lakes with child-friendly beaches. 20 km to the north-east along Ylä-Valtimontie, road 5284.

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