Visit Ähtäri offers a wide variety of accommodation choices from hotel rooms and villas to cottages, camping and cosy B&Bs. There is a range of activities available around the year, and you can also plan a tailored holiday for your group.

Ähtäri experiences

Let the nature and surroundings of Ähtäri fascinate you. The hundreds of lakes and impressive ridge landscapes provide wonderful outdoor possibilities.

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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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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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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.



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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Reindeer park

Reindeer Park
When you visit our reindeer park, you’ll feel as if you’re in Lapland.
Meet our friendly reindeer and learn about these arctic creatures.

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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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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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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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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.

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