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Imatra Waterfall

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Waterfall without water

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Globetrotter1948
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Hollola, Finland
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Hollola, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Highly recommend stopping here...the views here are just as amazing as everywhere in Finland seems like!!!

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Southern Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is something to see - first it is empty, no water, and when they open the gates, it really looks great! But you can see it only a few times month, for some half hour at a time.

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