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The river Tainionvirta starts from lake Jääsjärvi in Hartola and descends about 40 km to lake Päijänne near Sysmä. The difference in height between Jääsjärvi and Päijänne is about seven meters, and there are six rapids in the river.

The Tainionvirta is a peaceful river, running through fields and forests. Considered one of the best fishing rivers in southern Finland, it has a natural population of umber trout, and lake trout are stocked every year. With easily accessible shores, the river is excellent for either fly or spoon fishing. The season starts early, about March, when the teaniopteris insects start to swarm. The Tainionvirta is also very good for canoeing

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Nearby accommodations


Kartanomäki (FI6460.604.1)

Distance: 16.2 km
Wooden house by Lake Uurajärvi, 25 km north of Heinola.

The Linna Hotel

Distance: 1.3 km
Linna (Castle in Finnish) is a charming hotel offering stylish ambience, a first-class restaurant and conference facilities. The hotel, built around the 200-year-old stone walls, provides comfortable guest rooms, saunas, an indoor swimming pool and a spacious sports hall. The Linna Hotel and Itä-Häme College offer perfect venues for successful meetings and conferences, as well as accommodation and restaurant services for organizations, companies and individual guests: tailor-made just for you.
Cottages and camping areas

Vesan villa (FI6460.608.1)

Distance: 17.5 km
Log cabin by an artificial pond, 55 km northwest of Heinola.