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Welcome to Rautalampi!


Are you looking for the beauty of nature? Or searching a wide range of activities from horse riding to kayaking and even downhill ice cross? Seek no more and visit Rautalampi!

We are proud to be the little big town of Northern Savonia: having just over three thousand habitants, Rautalampi might seem small, but our spirit is strong and productive. There is always something happening in Rautalampi – we like to experiment with new ideas! It is no surprise that here the business enterprise density per capita is exceptionally high.

Talvinen näkymä, Markus Sjöberg

In Rautalampi there is much to see and do. Southern Konnevesi National Park is a must-see for all the nature lovers: the hilly landscape in the midst of clear waters is a home for wild ospreys – under their watchful eye, you can hike in the shade of the centenarian aspens or sail the picturesque lake Konnevesi where the rare trout of Rautalampi waterway also dwells.


For those who feel the need for speed, Rautalampi can offer a whole bunch of activities. Play tennis, relax at the beach, skate or ski – the ways of having fun are many! In the winter you can try our new downhill ice cross track which is also used by the champions of Red Bulls Riders Cup. Experience the ultimate winter sport!


If you are more into culture, we have something for you too. The Old Church of Rautalampi is one of the biggest wooden churches in the world: built in 1844, the church sought its inspiration all the way from St. Isaac’s Cathedral of Russia. The magnificent church was built by the Rautalampians themselves.

For the folklore enthusiast, we organize every autumn the traditional hiring markets called Pestuumarkkinat – historically, that was the day of the year when farmworkers were looking for their next employment and gathered together with farmers and landed gentry. Nowadays, the fest is a perfect place for purchasing local handicraft, tasting traditional foods and enjoying the historic countryside atmosphere. Rautalampi has organized the Pestuumarkkinat almost continuosly from the year 1821 and the number of participants may reach even fifteen thousand annually.

For summer and Christmas time we organize market events too.

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Interested? Contact us!

Be our guest! If you have any questions or wish to have further information, please contact us:

Rautalampi Traveling

phone 040-647 5277

Rautalampi Town Hall

Kuopiontie 11, 7700 Rautalampi

phone 040 164 2000

Basic Information

  • The Year of Foundation: 1561
  • Inhabitants: 3481
  • Enterprises: 280

How to get here?

Distances from:

  • Kuopio 75 km
  • Jyväskylä 95 km
  • Helsinki 350 km
  • Kuopio Airport 85 km
  • Jyväskylä Airport 85 km
  • Suonenjoki Railway Station 18 km
  • Ulanbaatar, Mongolia 6804 km

The handiest way of getting around is renting a car. With public transportation, the nearest train station is located in the neighbouring munincipality of Suonenjoki from where you can travel to Rautalampi by local bus. Search timetables here.