We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful and peaceful place

beautiful place to hang out. Imatrakoski is not too crowded but has everything you need. Shops and... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Imatra, Finland
Beautiful small town with nice attractions

Imatra is beautiful South Carelian town with many nice places and attractions to see. Small and... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Read all 99 reviews
All photos (96)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
31 Oct 2018
“Beautiful and peaceful place”
16 Jul 2018
“Beautiful small town with nice attractions”
Imatra 55100, Finland
+358 3 5820048117
Improve This Listing
Reviews (99)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2018

beautiful place to hang out. Imatrakoski is not too crowded but has everything you need. Shops and forest are close.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tour23352241457
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Imatra is beautiful South Carelian town with many nice places and attractions to see. Small and cozy city centre Imatrankoski has good services and few hotels available. Imatrankoski is also a name of famous rapids - when the dam gates are opened, there is huge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jarol180
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Waterfall and power plant was under renovation until 2018 and there wasn't any water flowing. That was small disappointment but actually empty gorge is really impressive with rough rock edges and deep bottom. You can see the whole gorge and how rock has been teared...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank l5antti
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The restaurant is open for a breakfast buffet with hot and cold food, it is very good although the restaurant itself is not very attractive. Lunch and Dinner both have menus and service.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 208Geordie
Reviewed 11 January 2016

This review is of the Imatra rapids area, not the hotel pictured by Tripadvisor which is nearby and also impressive. We visited the falls in -20 degree January which is the wrong time to really enjoy it as they have open the flood gates and...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Todd P
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We always spend time in Imatrankoski...walking around, enjoying the weather and sights. It's fun to buy an ice cream or visit the shops. The "castle hotel" is a great place to stop for a cold drink while viewing the rapids.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank suzanneh35
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Very powerful experience! One moment the river is empty and you see the rocky bottom and next moment it is full of white water. Great!

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank tarx99
Reviewed 17 July 2014

"The music started and gates slowly let the water flow. Water flow increases and starts to turn into roaring rapids and water fog. Sleeping Sun by Nightwish is playing in the speakers allover the place and water dances even harder." It is almost melancholicly breathtaking...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank PasiArmas
Reviewed 29 January 2013

The daily rapid show during the summer months is a must. I have seen it several times and it is just incredible everytime. You get cold vibes in your back every time they open the gates. The wind will raise. The temperature will fall. The...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Iinatravel
Reviewed 16 November 2012

There is a fabulous old hotel in Imatra (Valtionhotelli) just 300 metres from the rapids (falls). They only open the dam once a day, but it is worth seeing, so make sure you know what time it will be opened. If the Czars of Russia...More

Thank KelaTheFinn
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli
81 reviews
.07 km away
Quality Hotel Vuoksenhovi
46 reviews
3.23 km away
Holiday Club Saimaa
679 reviews
4.89 km away
Imatran Kylpyla Spa
497 reviews
5.40 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 46 nearby restaurants
153 reviews
.18 km away
Rosso Imatra
192 reviews
.13 km away
Imatran Valtionhotelli
127 reviews
.07 km away
Konditoria Imatrankoski Oy
49 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 27 nearby attractions
Imatra Waterfall
355 reviews
.10 km away
Maiden of Imatra
64 reviews
.24 km away
Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum
17 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
21 September 2018|
Response from jarol180 | Reviewed this property |
Dam is under repair work, next scheduled ’rapid shows’ should be in june 2019.