Welcome to Haapavesi!
Haapavesi is a small town with a big heart. A town, where modern way of life meets the peace and quiet of the countryside. We are proud of our nature, clean air and pure water as well as local businesses, high quality services and plentiful leisure activities regardless of the season.
Haapavesi is located in one the most beautiful parts of Finland. A short drive from the Finnish National Road 4 brings you to the Pearl of Ostrobothnia. Untypically to flat North Ostrobothnia region, our town is built on a hilly terrain enlivened by bodies of water – rivers, lakes, ponds and creeks.
Korkattivuori (Korkatti mountain, elevation 186,6 metres) is the highest part in western North Ostrobothnia and located only a few kilometres to north of the town centre. Lake Osmanki and Lake Ainali are among the best bird lakes in all of Finland.
The town is known for the Haapavesi Folk Music Festival – a three-day music event, that takes place in the middle of the summer. It has gathered folk and world musicians from all over the world together for over 30 years. The festival week starts with acclaimed Folk Courses taught by top folk musicians from all over the world.
Enjoy your stay!