Industry and Development Services

Kaavi, situated in the Koillis-Savo sub-region of Northern Savonia, is an industrial municipality with a quarter of jobs provided by the manufacturing sector. Local companies that have gone on to create connections to Europe include Stera Technologies Oy and M-Plast Oy.

Kaavi has many unique specialised businesses. The traditional bell foundry Juutila is the only sand casting foundry in the Nordic countries, Kaavin Kivi Oy turns local rock into furniture, household items, and tombstones, and the mining company Boliden enrich their copper in Luikonlahti. Diamonds and precious stones are also present in the stony soil of Kaavi.

Business

The industrialisation of Kaavi began in the 1960s, when mining first began in the Luikonlahti area. Currently, the industrial sector employs around 200 people in Kaavi. Besides primary industry, the main areas of industry are metal and mining, as well as plastics.

Tourism

TOURIST INFORMATION
K-Market Timantti, Kaivotie 2
Tel. +358 40 820 9941

 

Kaavi has many experiences to offer, especially to those interested in nature and wilderness tourism and other outdoor activities. In the Telkkämäki National Reserve you can explore the grounds freely or walk the nature trails. The traditional slash-and-burn method is still used to this day to clear the fields of the reserve, and in the summertime cows, rams, and chickens inhabit the grounds. For those looking for some excitement, the Vaikkojoki river offers canoeing and white water rafting, as well as fishing. Those looking to learn more about the history of Kaavi can visit the local museum Eloaitta, which is open from the end of June to the beginning of August.

In addition to the great outdoors, different cultural happenings are available year-round, including the summer theatres in the villages of Maarianvaara and Luikonlahti. With its many small businesses, Kaavi is also the main shopping district in the Koillis-Savo region. The businesses include a clothing and shoe shop, a hardware store, a bakery, several hairdressers, physical therapy, a beauty salon, an optician, and the alcoholic beverage retailer Alko. In the spring and autumn, a market is held in the town square.

List of businesses

ACTIVITY CENTER RAUKKU
Recreational activities with overnight accommodations
Radantie 11A, 73670 Luikonlahti
Tel. +358 44 251 9336
http://www.raukku.fi

DESIGN EEVA-MARIA LAITALA
Handcraft tourism, interior design and art textiles
Riihimäentie 285, 73640 Sivakkavaara
Tel. +358 17 674 420, +358 44 257 0890
E-mail: desing@emlaitala.com
http://www.emlaitala.com

HOTEL & RESTAURANT GUESTIA
Restaurant and hotel services
Kaavintie 5, 73600 KAAVI
Tel. +358 44 745 9800

FARM ACCOMMODATION JOKELA
Accommodation in cottages, rooms, and sheds, catering, rental canoes and kayaks for Vaikkojoki river
Vihtajärventie 49, 73620 Kortteinen 
+358 40 764 3291, +358 40 963 9926
E-mail: maija.rasanen@jokelanmaatilamatkailu.fi
http://www.jokelanmaatilamatkailu.fi

IIVANANPURO FARM
Accommodation, garden products
Iivananpurontie 3 B, 73670 Luikonlahti
Tel. +358 400 130 331
E-mail: jukka.rissanen@iivananpuro.fi
http://www.iivananpuro.fi

FARMHOUSE MIKKALA
Spacious holiday house for year-round use
Ahvenisentie 124, 73600 Kaavi
Tel. +358 40 524 6910
http://www.huvila.net/cgi-bin/pager.cgi?huvila=859&kieli=englanti

HOLIDAY HOMES KÄRENKOSKI
Rental holiday homes
Kärenkoskentie 183, 73620 Kortteinen
Tel. +358 400 752 960

HOLIDAY COTTAGES MAKKARAMÄKI
Cottage accommodation
Luikonlahdentie 514 B, 73600 Kaavi
puh. +358 40 537 9569, +358 400 215 987
E-mail: karinmail@suomi24.fi

HOLIDAY COTTAGES RANTALA
Rental holiday homes
Luikonlahdentie 1277, 73670 Luikonlahti
Tel. +358 40 8235 797
E-mail: tellervo.toivanen@gmail.com

HOLIDAY HOUSE LAURINNIEMI
Rental holiday home
Katajantie 318 A, Syrjävaara Maarianvaara
Tel. +358 50 591 44 59
E-mail: martti@havukainen.com
http://www.laurinniemi.eu

HOLIDAY HOUSE TARJAN KOTIASKARE
Holiday home (5+2) for year-round use (no pets allowed)
Mäntyjärventie 773, 73620 Kortteinen
Tel. +358 50 569 0734
E-mail: tuntikki11@hotmail.com

HOLIDAY VILLAGE LUIKONLAHTI
Rental holiday homes
Outokummuntie 61, 73670 Luikonlahti
Tel. +358 40 581 7255
E-mail: luikonlahdenlomakylä@co.inet.fi
http://www.luikonlahdenlomakyla.com

HOLIDAY VILLAGE VAIKON LOMA JA LOHI
Rental cottages, white water rafting, fishing, and canoe rental
Kärenkoskentie 146, 73620 Kortteinen
Tel. +358 40 743 147 (in Finnish: 0400 746 807)
E-mail: antti.tukiainen@vaikonloma.com
http://www.vaikonloma.com

KAAVI HOLIDAY CENTRE
Rental cottages, smoke sauna (sauna without chimney), barbeque tipi, canoe rental and transport, traditional wilderness hut at Vaikkojoki
Kortteisentie 1747, 73620 Kortteinen
Tel. +358 40 581 8666
E-mail: info@kaavilomakeskus.fi
http://www.kaavilomakeskus.fi

MANOR HOUSE VILJAMAA
Accommodation, restaurant services by reservation, services for meetings and functions
Riihijärventie 10, 73620 Kortteinen
Tel. +358 44 216 1507
E-mail: info@majakartanoviljamaa.fi
http://majakartanoviljamaa.fi

TELKKÄMÄKI NATURE RESERVE
Kaiturintie 419
In summertime, guide at Telkkämäki: Tel. +358 400 346 469