Ähtäri provides interesting activities around the year.

Ähtäri experiences

Be fascinated by Ähtäri nature and surroundings.  Hundreds of lakes and ridge landscapes provides wonderful outdoor possibilities.


Ähtäri Zoo

Finland’s first natural environment zoo where you can meet more than 50 different species native to Finland, the Nordic countries, and Asia. Pandahouse, zoo, Farm, Snowpanda Deli & Cafe and Zoo Shop.

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Hotel Mesikämmen has a new bowling alley that offers 8 lanes. The lanes also offer a bumper system for kids. Let’s Bowl!

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The beautiful esker and lake sceneries of Ähtäri are at their finest along our hiking tracks and nature trails. There are several different nature and exercise trails in the Ähtäri tourism area.

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There are several public beaches in Ähtäri area. Zoo camping area (waterslide open summer times), City centrum beach by the Ostolatie (dock, beachvolley field), Kalliolampi beach at Myllymäki and Halkoniemi at lake Peränne.

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Ähtäri Golf

The Ähtäri tourism area features an 18-hole golf course in a beautiful lakeside setting. The area offers plenty of accommodation choices ranging from luxurious villas to hotels and cottages. There is also a 6-hole practice course right next to the larger golf course.


Flowpark Ähtäri Zoo

Flowpark is an ecological adventure park where you can test your courage. Adventure courses have been built on living trees without harming them. Every Flowpark is unique, so there are no two identical courses. Flowpark has been meant for people of all ages full of adventure spirit – there is challenge for any ordinary guy as well as for experienced ‘wilderness foxes’!



There are several Frisbeegolf lanes in Ähtäri area.

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The Ähtäri fishing area covers an approximate total of 14,100 hectares of water area in Lehtimäki, Soini and Ähtäri. Thanks to long-term efforts, the fish stock in Ähtäri waters is in a very good shape.

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Visit Ähtäri

Welcome to Sout Ostrobothnia! City of Ähtäri is located only 3.5 hour drive from Helsinki. Come and explore the astonishing nature. Fresh air and endless amount of clean lakes surrounded by forest landscape provides you the ultimate outdoors experience.