Ähtäri offers a variety of interesting activities around the year.

Ähtäri experiences

Let the nature and surroundings of Ähtäri fascinate you. The hundreds of lakes and impressive ridge landscapes provide 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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Zoorent 2021

Coming this summer 2021!

Zoorent is coming to the Ähtäri tourism region this summer 2021. A direct booking link will be provided on our website, from which you can book additional recreational activity for your vacation in the form of motorboats, jet skis, sup-boards, row boats, kayaks and fatbikes.

The link will open here as soon as it is available! <–


Outdoor and hiking trails

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

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Gift Card

Buy your gift cards for accomodations and activities in Ähtäri here online!
Finding the perfect gift for someone isn’t always easy.
Gift cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

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A brand new 8-lane bowling alley was completed right next to Hotel Mesikämmen in the summer of 2019. Bowling is a great way to have fun with the whole family and the side rails can be lifted either for the kids or a more laid back experience.

Open everyday 12-21

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Pet friendly accommodation

Pet-friendly accommodation is also handily available to be booked from our webstore. The following accommodations in Ähtäri warmly welcome pets to enjoy their services: Holiday house Orava, Hirvi-cottages 10-15, Valkeisen Loma Emilia’s room, Konsta’s chamber and Granny’s cottage, Vanha pappila Hetki’s Little chapel, Hyvölän Talo Pioni and the villa Puolukka. In addition you can inquire about pet-friendly rooms from Hotel Mesikämmen in Ähtäri and Hotel Kivitippu in Lappajärvi. Just click on the filter “pets allowed” in the accommodations page and book your pet-friendly accommodation.

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Waterslide in Mekkoranta

Good news for the little water beasts of the family: The waterslide in Mekkoranta is open for public use during the summer 21.6.-8.8.2021 everyday from 12am to 6pm. (notice, not operated during bad weather. i.e. storms, heavy rain.)

The waterslide is located in the Ähtäri zoo Camping area by the beautiful shores of Hankavesi, a stone toss away from the entrance to the Ähtäri zoo.                          Address: Karhunkierros 229, 63700 Ähtäri.



We here in Ähtäri want to do everything in our power to ensure that spending a holiday in Ähtäri is safe for everyone, now as well as in the future. Please note that if you have been placed into quarantine in your hometown due to travel abroad or exposure to COVID-19, the same regulations also apply in Ähtäri. We kindly ask all visitors to comply with the current instructions!

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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.



Padel has arrived in Ähtäri! Padel Ähtäri is the perfect place to try a game of Padel which is rapidly becoming more and more popular in Finland. We offer two top-quality outdoor courts that are well-suited for first-timers and experienced players alike. The courts are available with reservation, and we also offer Padel equipment for rent. Come and enjoy a game of Padel!


Disc golf

There are several disc golf courses in the Ähtäri area.

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The Ähtäri fishing area covers a total of around 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 South Ostrobothnia! The City of Ähtäri is located within only a 3.5- hour drive from Helsinki. Come and explore the astonishing nature. Here you will find fresh air and countless clean lakes surrounded by a pristine forest landscape, providing you with the ultimate outdoor experience.