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

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By bus from Joensuu or Kajaani.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]

  • Smartphone app: 02 Taksi

See[edit]

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

Do[edit]

  • Listen to silence.

Buy[edit]

There is a supermarket in the centre.

Eat[edit]

There are two restaurants in the centre.

  • Seiska.
  • Irmuska.

Drink[edit]

Beer. Nearest liquor store is in Nurmes.

Sleep[edit]

  • 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.

Connect[edit]

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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