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Imatra Waterfall

Imatra, Finland
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Imatra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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St. Petersburg, Russia
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unfortunately, they stopped letting water out in the winter, though I imagine it must have been beautiful. No only 25 June - 26 August as far as I'm aware. But definitely worth seeing if you are in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Imatra is a quaint town in Finland, and the waterfall is worth seeing. During summer months at 6 p.m. the flood gates open and the street is filled with music as the water slowly builds to its rushing power. Following the event, people stroll through town to grad dinner, a drink or an ice cream. It's worth the visit!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is a great waterfall! Very impressive. But You can enjoy it only at 1800-1815 o'clock during summer months. The water falls very powerful. And the music is switched on - different (Sibelius, Nightwish) - depends on the week day.

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Morristown, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Awesome power as the they open the flood gates and the water gushers through. It takes amazingly long for the river bottom to fill downstream but boy when it comes it comes with a roaring power. It is cool to see the river bed (bed rock and boulders) fully exposed and then being filled violently with water, huge rapids and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The dam is very big and impressive, unfortunately during winter the water doesn't flow through and this is not real waterfall. The other side of the dam is still dry. Seems the waterfalls are open only during summer time at 6PM every day when they release the water

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just great, everybody should see this one at least once in life time. The water show is running every day during summer time around six o'clock.

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Stubbekøbing, Denmark
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This waterfall is a must see!! Normally it provides about 4% of Finish energy, but in the summertime it opens at 6 p.m. to let out the huge amount of water to please tourists. The water runs into the Imatrankoski river - great!

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139 reviews 139 reviews
77 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

It is like a miracle - you can feel the strength of nature. Although this is an artificial thing - you feel no human tracks there - only water and stone!

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Florence, Italy
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We've been to see the Imatra Waterfall a lot of time during this years, and it's always beautiful and a must see in Imatra, Finland. Lovely 20 minutes to pass with Family and listen to the nice music during the Waterfall.

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Paide, Estonia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We did not actually see the waterfall with the music, we knew that in advance. But it was a beautiful scenery nevertheless. Though we managed to see the dam doors being opened one side at a time (to release some pressure perhaps) so the only thing we actually missed was the music. I am sure it is much more magnificent... More

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