Imatrankoski Rapids surge on New Year's day 1st January 2019 at 2 pm. Dates of the summer season 2019 Imatrankoski Rapids shows w...

Rapids Shows 2019

Imatrankoski Rapids surge on New Year's day 1st January 2019 at 2 pm.

Dates of the summer season 2019 Imatrankoski Rapids shows will be published in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!

Imatrankoski rapids were formed 5000 year ago, when land rose after the Ice Age and Lake Saimaa waters tore the Salpauselkä ridge apart. Imatrankoski was a famous tourist attraction already 300 hundred years ago, and in the end of 1800 century it was considered as a one of the Europe’s most know attractions. Many famous people visited Imatrankoski that time and the tourism in Imatra is considered to have begun in 1772, when Empress Catherine II of Russia and her retinue came to admire this magnificent play of the water in the narrow waterway.

Kruununpuisto Park, the oldest nature park in Finland, occupying the area around the Imatrankoski Rapids, was founded in 1842 by Tsar Nicholas I. The Kruununpuisto Park features four different sections, the Koskipuisto Park, the Patopuisto Park, the Muinaisuoma Park and the Valtionhotelli Park, and numerous sights, ranging from monuments to the largest hydroelectric power plant in Finland and a summer theatre.

Contact us!

Imatra Base Camp Ltd
Virastokatu 2, 55100 Imatra
Tel. +358 20 617 7777, email: info (at)

Jukka Aallikko
+358 20 617 7007, jukka.aallikko (at)

Katri Storhammar
+358 20 617 6677, katri.storhammar (at)

Jaakko Jäppinen
Superhero - Sports, Wellness and Events
+358 20 617 7008, jaakko.jappinen (at)

Panu Kärri
Wizard - Culture and Events
+358 20 617 7009, panu.karri (at)

Juha Leskinen
Marketing and Events - Culture Centre VIrta
+358 20 617 6629, juha.leskinen (at)

Pentti Miikki
Navigator - Tourist services
+358 20 617 7011, pentti.miikki (at)

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Touchscreen tourist information boards and brochures available at the following locations:

  • K-Supermarket Imatrankoski Koskenparras 3
  • Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli, Torkkelinkatu 2
  • Bar & Cafe Kuohu, Imatrankoskentie 1
  • Cafe & Konditoria Imatrankoski, Koskenparras 8
  • Prisma Imatra, Karhumäenkatu 1
  • Imatra Sports Centre, Kotipolku 2
  • Vuoksi Fishing Park, Kotipolku 4
  • ABC Imatra, Tiedonkatu 2
  • Central Station, Koskikatu 1
  • Imatran Kylpylä Spa, Purjekuja 2
  • Holiday Club Saimaa, Rauhanrinne 1
  • Shopping centre Capri, Vipelentie 1
  • Disa's Fish, Karhusuontie 1
  • S-Market Ruokolahti, Liisanpolku 2
  • Teboil Simpele, Mäkiänkiläntie 2

Tourist information tel. +358 20 617 7777 (mon-fri 9am-3pm)