Best Tourist Places to Visit in Seinajoki, Finland, Europe

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Seinajoki, Finland, Europe

Seinajoki is a city in the region of Southern Ostrobothnia in Finland covering a total area of 1,469.23 sq. km. Peraseinajoki was the neighboring municipality of Seinajoki, consolidated with Seinajoki in 2005 and the Nurmo and Ylistaro municipalities were merged into Seinajoki in the year 2009.

Seinajoki is renowned for its three grand summer events such as Tangomarkkinat, Vauhtiajot and Provinssirock. The city theatre of Seinäjoki is a venue for most of the major events in the city.


Geography of Seinajoki:

Seinajoki is geographically placed between 62°47.5′ N latitude and 022°50.5′ E longitude, around 360 km northwest of Helsinki, the capital of Finland.


History of Seinajoki:

The first settlement was found in what is present Seinajoki during the 1550s. Seinajoki was earlier called Ostermyra when Finland was under the control of Sweden. The literal meaning of Seinajoki is ‘Wall River’. Seinajoki achieved a municipal status in 1868, market town status in 1931 and town status in the year 1960.


How to reach Seinajoki?

Seinajoki has its own airport, located around 11 km from the heart of the city and it operates scheduled flights to Helsinki, served by Direktflyg and charter flights to many other major Southern European destinations during high season.

Vaasa Airport is the closest international airport to Seinajoki, situated around 70 km away from Seinajoki.

Seinajoki is also reachable by train from Helsinki, taking around three hours and costs €40 per way.

Taxis are quite better in Seinajoki compared to other Finnish cities and generally charges around €13 for 5 km trip (1-2 persons).

Rental car and motorbikes are other convenient options to get around.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Seinajoki:

There are festivals celebrated throughout the year in Seinajoki that attract visitors from all around Europe and the major events are Provinssirock, The Tango Festival and Vauhtiajot Race & Rock Festival.

The shopping options in Seinajoki include:

  • Epstori
  • Torikeskus
  • Musiikki Järvenpää
  • Kauppakeskus Lehtinen

Here are the best food corners in Seinajoki:

  • Cafe Mondeo
  • Casa Crande
  • Gringos Locos
  • Asian Diamonds

What to do in Seinajoki?

  • Take part in Festival celebrations
  • Golfing
  • Visiting museums and libraries


Tourist Attractions in Seinajoki:

Aalto Centre buildings:

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto was a very popular architect and designer of Finland, specialized in building, glassware, furniture, and textiles architecture and his most famous works are in Seinajoki and list is as follows:

  • City Hall
  • Lakeuden Risti Church
  • City Theatre
  • State Office Building


Tornava Mansion:

Constructed in 1806, Tornava Mansion boasts a spectacular old garden which attracts nature lovers for its typical native and exotic plants.


Apila public library:

Apila Public Library is a modern and grand library which is designed by JKMM Architects and inaugurated on 20th August 2012. The library is spread over an area of 3500 square meters and the modern interior design is the highlight of the library.

List of other places of interest in Seinajoki includes:

  • Southern Ostrobothnia District Museum
  • Lakeuden Risti
  • Civil Guard and Lotta Svärd museum
  • Törnävä church
  • Mallaskoski Brewery
  • The summer theatre
  • Törnävä Tourist Centre
  • The Seinäjoki City theatre
  • Kyrkösjärvi Lake
  • State Office Building
  • Tornava Church


Best time to visit Seinajoki:

Probably the summer months (June-August) are ideal to visit Seinajoki while the three grand festivals take place.


Accommodation options in Seinajoki:

Seinajoki is packed with all the sorts of hotels ranging from budget options to high end hotels and resorts with latest tourist favor facilities and services. Budget hotels charge around 65€ per night with all the basic amenities. List of hotels in Seinajoki include:

  • Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
  • Cumulus Seinajoki
  • Hotel Sorsanpesa
  • Hotelli-Ravintola Alma
  • Original Sokos Hotel Lakeus
  • Omena Hotel Seinajoki
  • Perhehotelli Nurmela
  • Hotel Fooninki
  • Jaaskan Loma Holiday Apartments Peraseinajoki
  • Hotelli-Ravintola Alma
  • Maatilamatkailu Ilomäki
  • Ilmajoen Kestikartano
  • Wanha Karhunmaki
  • Hotel Pitka-Jussi Kurikka
  • Hotelli-Ravintola Lapuahovi

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