| Alajärvi is a churpy rural city located in the lakeside of South Ostrobothnia. Area-wise it is the largest municipality of the region.
Alval Aalto, a well-known finnish academician spent many summers of his youth here and thus you will find various different types of buildings (such as the town library and church community center) designed by him. Other culturally significant attractions include Nelimarkka-museum founded in 1964 and Tulivuorikeskus (Volcano Center) which introduces the power of eruptions and earthquake in an impressive manner.
Hotel Restaurant Alvariini provides an excellent contribution to local business life. It has a swimming hall and a brand new bowling alley attracting both hobbyists and professionals.
Punaisen Tuvan Viinitila is a wine yard and restaurant surrounded by an idyllic ostrobothnian landscape. Along with dining and sipping delicious coffee you can taste their famous wines and purchase souvenirs.
There are several beautiful lakes in or nearby Alajärvi, including for example Lappajärvi, Ähtärinjärvi and Alajärvi. Various water activities such as sailing, fishing and surfing take place on their surface. Renting a summer cabin by the lake is another local attraction.
For a better view of surroundings, you may visit the observation tower situated in Suokonmäki.