Imatrankoski (The Imatra Rapids) are rapids on the Vuoksi River in Imatra, Finland. It has been a famous tourist attraction since the late 1700s. Imatrankoski is also one of the National landscapes of Finland. Since 1929, the rapids has been blocked by a dam as the Imatra hydroelectric plant began operation. Today, the dam is opened daily between June and August (Wednesday to Sunday, at 18:00) as well as on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.Using our international travel planner, Imatra attractions like Imatrankoski can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Imatrankoski rapids are the end result of the Ice Age. Once they were one of the largest free-flowing waterfalls in the Nordic countries. In 1929 the rapids were blocked for hydroelectric... more »
beautiful place to hang out. Imatrakoski is not too crowded but has everything you need. Shops and forest are close. more »
Very beautiful landscape. Unfortunately the water flow was closed for construction back in August 2019. Overall, the nature and the view is very nice. Definitely recommend.
All year round - a good starting point for short trails along both sides of the river. Take the stairs down from the bridge and walk along the bench of the river. There is a map also detailing one of the trails. In summer there is the show (at 18:00 in 2019, Wed-Sun) if the waterfall. Very nice.
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