Will be updated with other necessary locations. Race connected venues are marked with red markers.
From upper left corner you can choose layers you want to see: race information, gas stations, aptohekas and ATMs, shops.
Race Office closest address is Lestijärventie 614.
Parking for racers is also at the same address.

Accommodation in Lestijärvi region

Lestijärvi does not have central accommodation. Therefore, the local municipality is helping everyone to find suitable accommodation. Mostly there will be cottages with sauna (no breakfast) but some hotels are also available in around 40 minutes drive. For all accommodations there will be 5-40 minutes drive to venue. We apologise for the inconvenience.

For bookings, please prepare info what kind of accommodation you prefer and for how many persons The contact for bookings is:
Susanna Tuikka
Phone +358 406841195

Additionally, you can book online at Hirvikoski hotel:
Write at the additional information box you are participating WISSA 2020 for the discount. Dinner available on pre-request.

Manor hotel Saari is also ready to accommodate our guests, there is also a dinner option available for additional fee:
They have also some discount accommodation available.



The closest international airport is Helsinki Airport. The drive from Helsinki to Lestijärvi takes around 6 hrs, more with fresh snow.
The closest airport is Kokkola-Pietarsaari. You can book shuttle from airport or ask for bigger taxi, also the rental cars are available. For more information please contact Stig-Göran Forsman.
There are also airports in Oulu and Vaasa.
The ferry ports are in Helsinki, Naantali/Turku and Vaasa.

If you need any assistance with your travel, please contact us.


Shops and services

Selection of shops and services are at the interactive map.
Download PDF with local info.

Emergency number 112


Monday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lestintie 12, Lestijärvi
Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lestintie 39, Lestijärvi
Daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. tel +358 40 684 1195 / Susanna Tuikka


Lestijärven apteekki, Lestintie 41, Lestijärvi
Open Mon to Tue and Thu to Fri from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Wed, Sat and Sun closed

Reisjärven apteekki, Kirkkotie 4, Reisjärvi
OpenMon to Fri from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday closed


Toholammin OP, Lestintie 41, Lestijärvi
Open Mon from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Thu from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.


WISSA 2020 Pop Up -Cafe: Paranta, Lestijärventie 618, Lestijärvi
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Soup, snacks, coffee, tea etc.

Grill–Cafe, Bistro Parila, Lestintie 53, Lestijärvi
Open Mon to Sat from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pizza, hamburger, drinks etc.
Breakfast and dinner; pre-order required tel +358 40 933 0836

Gamerestaurant Pikku Peura, Kinnulantie 695, Lestijärvi
tel +358 50 514 1001, e-mail:,
Breakfast and dinner (14,50€ person); pre-order required


Sale, Lestintie 48, Lestijärvi
Open Mon to Fri from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Tmi P. Kauppinen, Halsuantie 10, LESTIJÄRVI
Refueling 24h


Jaakko Mattila tel +358 400 365 631 max 4 persons
Sakari Similä tel + 358 405 040 304 max 4 persons / max 23 persons
Taxi Huusko tel +358 6 862 3027 max 8 persons


Handicraft and second hand shop, Lestintie 28, Lestijärvi
OpenMon to Fri from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Traditional Finnish smoke sauna, Pietiläntie 15, LESTIJÄRVI
For groups, max 8 persons; 2,5 hours / 250 € inc towels
Pre-order required tel +358 40 528 4674

Local area official info: Visit Kaustisen Seutu

There are more gas stations, grocery stores (mostly K-market, S-market, Sale), aptohekas and places to have dinner in Sykarinen, Toholampi, Reisjärvi, Kinnula, Halsua.

The closest shop for different tools is K-rauta at Haapajärvi.

Also, some additional info will be at event FB page.


Additional Program at Lestijärvi during WISSA 2020

(Race area, Lestijärventie 618, LESTIJÄRVI)
Pop Up Café 9am - 5pm
Gift shop 9am - 5pm
Ski trail on ice
Traditional Finnish Sleigh-go-round
Snowshoes and kicksleds for rent

Open day at the Lesti School
from 9.00am to 2.45pm
Address: Jukolantie 4, LESTIJÄRVI
The local school welcomes Wissa2020 guests by offering an opportunity to get acquainted with Finnish primary and secondary schools and attend a lesson, for example.

Moonlight Hike by Foot or on Snow Shoes on Lake Lestijärvi at 6pm
Departure: Kalasatama, Rantatie 5, Lestijärvi
Duration: about 1h
Price: Free
No pre-registration.
There’s a possibility to try snowshoes at the site, but you will be fine on normal shoes too.

Snow Shoe Excursion at Lake Valkeisjärvi at 5pm
Departure: Kinnulantie 695, (Yli-Lesti) LESTIJÄRVI
Duration: about 2h
Price: 50 € / person, including insurance, guides, equipment and picnic lunch by a campfire
Please register latest February, 11 by 6 pm latest: Marja / Pikku Peura / +358 50 514 1001

Ice fishing at 1pm
Departure: Kalasatama, Rantatie 5, Lestijärvi
Duration: approx. 2h
Price: 10 € / person, the price includes drinks and snacks by a campfire
Please register by 12 February at 20 pm:
To be executed if at least 10 participants (max 20 people)

Seine fishing trip at 12 noon
Departure: Niementie 640, Lestijärvi (Obs. By car it takes about 30 minutes from Paranta race area to departure place.)
Duration: about 2.5h
Price: 10 € / person
Please register by 13 February at 20 pm:
To be executed if at least 6 participants register

Guided Tour of the Museum,
open from 2pm to 5pm
Address: Rantatie 2, Lestijärvi
Entrance fee 5 €, the price includes coffee/tea and coffee bread

Valentine's Day Skating for the whole family
from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Ice rink, Lestintie 38, LESTIJÄRVI
Price: Free
No pre-registration.

Opportunity to explore ice golf
from 10am to 1pm
Location: Paranta beach, Lestijärventie 618, LESTIJÄRVI
Price: 5 € / person

Opportunity to explore winter sailing
Location: Paranta beach, Lestijärventie 618, LESTIJÄRVI

Smoke sauna for groups (max 8 persons)
Location: Pietilä, Pietiläntie 15, LESTIJÄRVI
Duration: 2.5h
Price: 250 €
Tel +358 40 528 4674

The programme is also available in PDF format.


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