Kouvola

Kouvola railway station

Kouvola is a city in Southern Finland. It is located 134 km northeast of the capital, Helsinki.

Understand

The town originally emerged around the junction of the north-south and east–west rail tracks. It is one of Finland's most important rail hubs, and the main rail link between Finland and St. Petersburg goes through Kouvola. In January 2009, the six municipalities – Kouvola, Kuusankoski, Elimäki, Anjalankoski, Valkeala and Jaala – merged, accounting for the new municipality of Kouvola with a population of over 88,000, being the 10th largest city in Finland.

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill located near Jaala is a monument to the early days of the Finnish forest industry and a world heritage site since 1996.

Get in

By plane

The closest airports are in Helsinki and Lappeenranta.

By train

There are railways to Kouvola from four directions:

By bus

Buses between Helsinki and the eastern parts of Finland pass through Kouvola.

By car

Get around

In the city centre, the easiest way to get around is to walk. Everything is within quite a small distance, and Kouvola's main street Manski is a pedestrian zone.

If you want to go to somewhere further from the centre, you can go by bus or train. There is an interactive route planner for local buses. Taxis are useful too, especially for getting back to your hotel after a long night.

See

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill museum

Do

Buy

Eat

Budget

Drink

There are three nightclubs in Kouvola as well. Of these, the first is the most popular.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Go next


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