Things to do in Kouvola

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  • Heikki s
    Helsinki, Finland103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Verla was the first stop of our five day round trip of Southeastern Finland. A friend recommended the place, and for good reason.

    Overall an impressive and beautiful place, well taken care of. We stayed in a lovely, tidy cottage built in the late 19th century. Enjoyed the sauna and clear water of the lake.

    I'd give 5/5 if not for some trouble with the sauna door code... And overpriced drinks in the restaurant. But all in all, a positive experience!
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • Walid R
    Hamina, Finland52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the park has endless beauty, you can walk for hours and still discover amazing spots for wonderful sights.

    This national park is a treasure, filled with unending greenery, lakes, hills, mushrooms, berries and so much more such as camping. You might walk for hours before realizing that you are tired.
    Written 15 August 2020
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  • Shahafya
    Israel120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the park on a cloudy and slightly cold day. Perhaps that's the reason the park was not crowded at all, and most of the rides had no line at all.
    The park is mostly for young children. The rides are nice and not too scary. There aren't too many rides for teenagers or adults.
    We bought wristbands for all the family, but actually it was enough to get wristbands for the kids only.
    Written 11 August 2019
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  • uriisme
    bitzaron176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went with our kids that enjoyed the train toys and the quiet to play and watch all the trains running around
    Really friendly and unique place
    Written 23 August 2017
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  • Outi M
    Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting museum! Also for kids. Lots of things to see if you like history and machines. Beautiful surroundings.
    Written 13 August 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mielakka Ski Center (Mielakan rinnekeskus) has quite good ski slopes and cross-country skiing tracks. However, they offer activities in summer, too. Mielakka BikePark is extremely good. They have 20 downhill mountain biking routes, two lifts and biking paths. The cafeteria-restaurant is quite nice and cozy. You can also buy sausages there and grill sausages in their campfire. Besides, they always have something new in Mielakka Ski Center. Now they have painted the longest rag rug painting in Finland. It is about 350 meters long.
    Written 3 September 2020
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,502 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is a very nice circle route named Korpin kierros in Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area. It is 2.1 kilometers long and starts just behind the shopping center Veturi, 200 meters from K-Rauta Ironmonger's (home improvement shop).

    You don't need wellingtons (rubber boots), because there are boardwalks on the wettest passages. There is a low observation tower on the trail. If you are hiking with kids, you should be aware, because there is a cliff without a fence next to the observation tower.

    There aren't any services in Niivermäki (not even dry toilets or waste baskets). So you have to use the services of the shopping center Veturi.

    Niivermäki Nature Conservation Area is worth of a separate trip but it is also a nice resting place for drivers driving along the highway 6.
    Written 14 August 2015
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  • Roosa Makkonen
    Savonlinna, Finland19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Venturi is a huge shopping centre with everything you could possibly need. I was really surprised that a place like this exists in Kouvola. I will definitely go again!
    Written 23 June 2019
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,502 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pyhän Ristin Kirkko (Holy Cross Church) was built in 1913-1915. First it was a Russian military church, then a Lutheran church and nowadays an orthodox church. The building is extremely beautiful. It is situated within the precincts of an old barracks, only one kilometer from the downtown (Manski pedestrian street). However, I recommend that you walk still further from the church to see all beautiful houses in the old barracks area (around parks Prikaatinpuisto and Rykmentinpuisto).
    Written 20 October 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,502 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hevoshaan Arboretum is situated in Sippola (address Silmuntie 140), about 30 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. This is a quite nice arboretum (a botanical garden devoted to trees). Trees have been planted mainly in the 1930's and some of them in the 2000's. There isn't any admission fee and it is easy to walk along a marked path. However, I prefer Arboretum Mustila, which is located in the former municipality of Elimäki (nowadays it belongs to the city of Kouvola), about 25 kilometers from the city center of Kouvola. Hevoshaan Arboretum isn't as as big and as diverse as Arboretum Mustila.
    Written 9 October 2015
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  • nostawhtebazile
    Stockholm, Sweden58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magical place in a remote part of Finland. The photos of the art work say it all. Very impressed. Gallery and Cafe 12-6 pm Tuesday to Sunday June to August.
    Written 2 July 2018
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