In Kouvola, the urban and the rural live side-by-side. The Kymi River winding through the region provides the local population and tourists with a setting for recreation, serves local forest industry companies and provides a unique landscape. Kouvola is also a well-known railway city. The Allegro train takes tourists and business travellers between Kouvola and St Petersburg in just 2h 20min. The capital of Finland is also near. The journey from Kouvola to Helsinki region takes a little over an hour by train and just under 1½ hours by car or by bus.
Variety of nature for many outdoor activities
In Kouvola, nature offers the best landscape in Southern Finland to enjoy outdoor activities and cottage life all year-round. The region is home to the Repovesi National Park, where you can marvel at the changing landscape after just a short trek into the countryside. In Kouvola you can also find Arboretum Mustila, one of the most significant forest parks in Northern-Europe. Arboretum Mustila is also famous for the blooming rhododendrons.
Sightseeing in Kouvola Region
Kouvola has one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Verla Groundwood and Board Mill, where you can learn about the operations and stories of the old mill. In the summer time, Tykkimäki Amusement Park is a great attraction, both for the young and the young at heart.
Perfect for nature lovers, families and fans of culture
Nature is never far in Kouvola and all the different destinations in the region are within easy reach and safe to explore. Kouvola has a lot to offer for nature lovers and hikers, but friends of culture and families will also have a splendid time in Kouvola.