Top ChoiceChurch in Seinäjoki

Lakeuden Risti Kirkko

Alvar Aalto’s crowning achievement, Lakeuden Risti Church, is recognisable by its oddly secular steeple–clock tower (built with funds from a voluntary church tax, by the way). You’ll get a great perspective on...

Top ChoiceFinnish in Seinäjoki


Juurella's award-winning chefs use seasonal local organic produce, with results that are nothing short of a masterpiece on a plate. These culinary inventions – such as beef with juniper-berry sausage or...

Music in Seinäjoki


This open-air rock festival sees international acts duel with top Finnish bands from across the musical spectrum (David Bowie and the Black Eyed Peas have held the same stage as HIM and the Rasmus). It's held...

Architecture in Seinäjoki


With its distinctive fan-shaped tail, Alvar Aalto's Public Library is a stunner. Inside, the grid windows cast spectacular decorative light and shadows on the ceiling and stacks. An underground passage connects...

Dance in Seinäjoki


Seinäjoki is the undisputed tango capital of a country that is certifiably tango mad, and enormous crowds descend on this international festival. The first heels are kicked up at a huge open-air dance party in...

Architecture in Seinäjoki


Although Alvar Aalto designed the town theatre in 1968, its construction was not completed until the 1980s (under the supervision of his wife and partner, Elissa Aalto). The foyer is a showroom for design pieces...

Architecture in Seinäjoki


The glittering blue-tiled wave-like crest of the town hall incorporates architect Alvar Aalto's 'signature' (aalto is Finnish for wave).

Museum in Seinäjoki

Suojeluskunta & Lotta Svärd Museo

Designed by Alvar Aalto, this historic house was built in the 1920s for the use of the civil guard and the Lotta Svärd organisation (a voluntary women's defence force). Nowadays it's a museum that details the...

Natural Feature in Seinäjoki


OK, so it's a hole in the ground. But it's a deep one (23m), caused by millions of years of glacial erosion. You can descend a metal staircase into the cavity, but beware of the devil that lives inside....