Imatrankoski

Imatrankoski, Imatra: Address, Phone Number, Imatrankoski Reviews: 4.5/5

Imatrankoski
4.5
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Damn was closed
May 2021
When I went the damn was closed so no water was running which was a shame, otherwise the area is scenic and nice
Written 8 May 2021
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Cheeriop
Finland483 contributions
Beautiful and historic
Sep 2020
Imatrankoski is a beuatiful and powerful place with lots of history. One can spen d anything between 10 minjutes to a day walking and admiring the power of water and the nice nature around.
Even withiut the showtimes you can be lucky to see the dam open and the water flowing.
Written 17 September 2020
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Merja75
Finland378 contributions
Powerful sight
Jul 2020
You can hear the rapid before can see it. This spectacular place is just couple minutes walk from main street of Imatra. There was no show when visited but was still worth the travel.
Written 8 July 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,432 contributions
Extraordinary nature attraction
May 2019 • Couples
Imatrankoski rapids are the end result of the Ice Age. Once they were one of the largest free-flowing waterfalls in the Nordic countries. In 1929 the rapids were blocked for hydroelectric production.

Imatrankoski is still allowed to flow free in the shows, which are arranged between June and August according to separate schedules. During the shows, the water is allowed to run in the old, narrow stream bed of the Vuoksi River. The show time is approximately 20 minutes.

During our visit, there was no show but the old Valtionhotelli next to the rapids was worth to see. And also the power plant.
Written 30 May 2019
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Tour23352241457
Imatra, Finland5 contributions
Beautiful and peaceful place
Sep 2018
beautiful place to hang out. Imatrakoski is not too crowded but has everything you need. Shops and forest are close.
Written 31 October 2018
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Jaro L
17 contributions
Beautiful small town with nice attractions
Jul 2018
Imatra is beautiful South Carelian town with many nice places and attractions to see. Small and cozy city centre Imatrankoski has good services and few hotels available. Imatrankoski is also a name of famous rapids - when the dam gates are opened, there is huge amount of water flowing free over the rocks - amazing. On the bank of th e rapids, there is most beautify building in Finland - Valtionhotelli (State hotel).
Written 16 July 2018
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l5antti
Helsinki, Finland776 contributions
Amazing piece of nature (also without water)
Nov 2017 • Family
Waterfall and power plant was under renovation until 2018 and there wasn't any water flowing. That was small disappointment but actually empty gorge is really impressive with rough rock edges and deep bottom. You can see the whole gorge and how rock has been teared apart long time ago. You can walk along the river watching great piece of nature. At the lower pavilion you can see rock carvings where famous visitors have been signed their visits during the 17 century. Jugend hotel next to river is also magnificent masterpiece.
Written 12 November 2017
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208Geordie
Geneva, Switzerland182 contributions
The resteraunt in the fairy tale castle.
Jul 2016 • Friends
The restaurant is open for a breakfast buffet with hot and cold food, it is very good although the restaurant itself is not very attractive. Lunch and Dinner both have menus and service.
Written 12 August 2016
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Todd P
Turku, Finland40 contributions
winter visit
Jan 2016 • Couples
This review is of the Imatra rapids area, not the hotel pictured by Tripadvisor which is nearby and also impressive. We visited the falls in -20 degree January which is the wrong time to really enjoy it as they have open the flood gates and do the light and music show in the summer (we hear) but it was still beautiful with every leaf and twig covered in frost and chunks of ice floating down the quick current under the bridge, waterbirds swimming hard but still being taken downstream and then flying back up to repeat. Lovely pictures.
Written 11 January 2016
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Suzanne Holt
Lino Lakes, MN258 contributions
One of my favorite spots in Imatra
Jun 2015 • Family
We always spend time in Imatrankoski...walking around, enjoying the weather and sights. It's fun to buy an ice cream or visit the shops. The "castle hotel" is a great place to stop for a cold drink while viewing the rapids.
Written 3 January 2016
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