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The last running of imatra waterfall

we saw the very last "running of water" in Imatra rapids in August 2016. The dam is being reconstructed for 2 years, so no water in the river for 2 years.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2016
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Turku, Finland
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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Imatra Rapids was our main reason to visit Imatra. There are construction works and water flow is closed except Saturdays. As we were on a weekday we missed rapids.

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

we saw the very last "running of water" in Imatra rapids in August 2016. The dam is being reconstructed for 2 years, so no water in the river for 2 years.

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Hollola, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Unfortunately we did not experience the waterfall in action this time. The place is still worth visiting.

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Helsinki Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

They let the water run through the dam/caldron once a week, on Saturday evening. Very crowded by the bridge and rapids already early before the exact time. I waited for something wild and furious, not really that. But maybe worth one time.

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Towcester, Northamptonshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We went to Imatra specifically to see this, on a Sunday. It's only open on Saturdays this year (2016). Luckily the heavy rain that had lashed Finland all day meant they needed to open the gates at around 9pm that evening and let the water flow. We at least got to see that - and it was impressive but would... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Imatra waterfall or rapids is absolutely worth of seeing, when ever the open (partially) the gates once a week. It gives us an understanding of the raw power of the water and at the same time such a beautiful view. Recommended!

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Thank Pentti S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is the main attraction in Imatra, available on Saturday evenings at 18.00. People start lining up about 30 minutes beforehand. The best places to see the rapids are the bridge or the river side over the bridge (i.e. away from the town centre). Nice walk down the river where you can see the remains of old rock pools, so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Music and light and water - you won't regret if you visit the waterfalls when it's being opened. Spectacular!

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

The Imatra rapids is 'active' at specific show-times, particularly in the summer. It is quite a display, widely admired particularly in the past century.

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Kotka, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting on the way to North Karelia. Very impressive when the rapid Imatrankoski opens! Recommend also walking the channel route and visiting Valtionhotelli nearby.

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