Town view

Varkaus is a town in North Savonia.


Varkaus is an industrial town with about 23,000 inhabitants, best known for its paper factories. The name of the town translates to "theft" in modern Finnish, but it's more likely that town originally got its name from the old Finnish word for strait.

Get in

By car

Highway 5, one of the major roads between southern and northern Finland, passes through Varkaus. The distance from Helsinki is a little more than 300 km.

By train

Trains between Pieksämäki and Joensuu stop in Varkaus.

By bus

Varkaus is at the crossroads of highways 5 and 23. Buses between Helsinki to Kuopio, among others, stop in Varkaus.

By plane

Varkaus has an airport, 16 km south of the town. The only flights currently serving the airport are Flybe Nordic's flights to Helsinki, sometimes with a stop in Savonlinna.

Get around

There are a few local bus lines operated by Kuopion Liikenne in the town center (map) if you don't want to walk or drive.




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