The Verla World Heritage Site offers plenty of sights, so make sure you plan enough time for your visit so you can explore the area.
- Guided museum tour of the old groundwood and board mill
- Meal or coffee in the lunchcafé at the museum site
- Wine presentation and wine tasting in the Viiniverla wine shop
- Other stores and the museum shop in the industrial settlement
- Exhibitions in the museum area (free admission)
- Rock paintings
- Forest paths of Verla (about 2 kilometres) and history trail
Combine with a day trip to Verla
Repovesi National Park
Repovesi National Park and the Aarnikotka Forest Nature Reserve are about half an hour’s drive from Verla. Repovesi has several different trails and they can be easily combined with a visit to Verla.
Mustila Arboretum located in Elimäki is the oldest and largest arboretum in Finland. Since 1902, the arboretum founded by State Councillor A. F. Tigerstedt has been home to test plantations for domestic and foreign tree species in extensive research woods and a unique forest garden. Mustila is particularly well-known for its exotic coniferous woods and hundreds of rhododendrons and azaleas, which bloom in June. The arboretum also sells cold-resistant tree and bush seeds and seedlings.
Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture House
Just 12 kilometres from Verla, you can explore the Vuohijärvi Nature and Culture House art exhibition and the blossoming love garden in the summer. The Kaakkuri café, shop and gallery are open to visitors.
Suggested day trip:
10:00 Guided tour of the Verla Mill Museum
11:00 Lunch in the Verla warehouse café
12:00 Guided walk along the history trail
13:00 Travel to Vuohijärvi and explore the exhibition
14:15 Coffee in Kaakkuri
15:00 Return home
In Kuusankoski, about 25 kilometres from Verla. The elegant building used to be the official premises of Kymi.
Tel. +358 50 454 7527
Restaurant close to the village of Jaala, on the Jaalantie road. About 10 kilometres from Verla.
Tel. +358 5 334 101
Valkealan kristillinen kansanopisto
In Hasula, Valkeala, about 3 kilometres from Verla. Meals for groups by prior arrangement.
Tel. +358 5 341 4600.
In northern Jaala, about 20 kilometres from Verla. Meals for groups by prior arrangement. Convenient location when arriving from the direction of Jyväskylä.
Tel. +358 5 386 164
In Keltti, Kuusankoski, about 30 kilometres from Verla. Convenient location when arriving from Helsinki and Lahti.
Tel. +358 20 786 1220