Well-being & Sports tourism

Well-being & Sports tourism

The Imatra region is one of the fastest growing tourism clusters in Finland. The Ukonniemi area has developed during the last few years to become a versatile and high-quality recreation area and fitness center for the citizens and residents of the surrounding area. At the same time Ukonniemi serves the city’s growing tourism industry by creating the prerequisites for especially activity vacationing and recreation. Ukonniemi is a great environment for entrepreneurship!

By 2026, New Port Imatra will be one of the most significant producers of harbor and boating services and destinations for guest boating along Southern Saimaa.

Ilkka Seppälä, Marinetek Group

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Antti Oravuo
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Exercise and sports facilities

The Ukonniemi area makes up the newest, versatile round-the-year sports and exercise area in Finland, located on the shore of Saimaa, on the ridge area of Salpauselkä.

Both domestic and foreign clubs and teams take advantage of the training and competing conditions. Finnish national championships as well as European and World championship-level competitions are arranged in the area annually. The area’s range of sports covers over 70 different sports.

The newest investments are, completed in 2016, stadiums for Finnish baseball, skiing and biathlon and a roller skiing track.

Spa & Villas



The versatile selection of accommodation and its significant capacity in the Ukonniemi area has been created as the result of the systematic work of several years as a part of development of the Ukonniemi tourist region.

The spas, hotels and villas around the supplementary services, halls and stadiums in the area create a compact and harmonious whole for a short well-being holiday, a week-long training camp or a vacation for workplace health promotion.

New Port



The new harbor in Imatra forms a uniform and concise whole with the dozens of other service providers in Ukonniemi. The harbor boasts excellent accessibility, as it’s located in the immediate vicinity of the deep-water channel of Suur-Saimaa (Great Saimaa). The harbor is one of the largest in Finland with its number of mooring places.

The wide-ranging development of the harbor, both infrastructurally and regarding the services, is one of Imatra’s most central development projects.