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Valtimo

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

Understand

Get in

By bus from Joensuu or Kajaani.

Get around

By taxi

  • Smartphone app: 02 Taksi

See

  • Valtimo Church. 
  • Valtimo is also a great place to experience wilderness, and an existence of emptiness.

Do

  • Listen to silence.

Buy

There is a supermarket in the centre.

Eat

There are two restaurants in the centre.

  • Seiska. 
  • Irmuska. 

Drink

Beer. Nearest liquor store is in Nurmes.

Sleep

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

Connect

Go next

  • 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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