Kenkävero vicarage,
a magnificent tourist attraction!

Kenkävero is a magnificent tourist attraction and prides itself on having the biggest and most beautiful vicarage in all Finland, in an impressive milieu. It has something to interest everyone at all times of the year: fine restored buildings, exciting exhibitions and events, exquisite handicrafts as gifts, souvenirs or simply to enjoy. In summer it is further enhanced by a garden and handicraft workshops, and delicious food  is served in the restaurant daily all year round.

Open every day from Monday to Friday 10-18, Saturday 10-16, Sunday 10-18

Plenty to see and experience:

Vicarage restaurant

In the vicarage restaurant you can enjoy the menu consisting of local cuisines, prepared with love and skill. The restaurant is situated in the Kenkävero’s main building, which is steeped in old atmosphere and modern decor. The cafe-restaurant is open daily all year around.

Shop

Explore and be delighted! Varied range of Finnish design, unique clothing and accessories, handicrafts as well as local products and delicacies. You will also find here plenty of products based on educational plant illustrations by Ebba Masalin. Wonderful to yourself and lovely for presents!

Bakery

The bakery operates throughout the year, and already outside the bakery you can feel the wonderful smell of bread or fresh buns! All the pastries served in the restaurant are baked here by hand. Freshly baked breads, crunchy crisp bread, DIY bread and other delicacies can be bought from the bakery during the summer season, and from the shop year-round.

Garden

The charming peonies and hundreds of traditional perennials, herbs and other plants delight with their aromas, colors and beauty in the garden on the shore of Lake Saimaa. You can also taste the garden produce at the Kenkävero lunch table or see flowers used as decoration. Also sheep and chickens arrive to the garden for summer holidays.

Shore side Summer cafe

Treat yourself with freshly baked pastries or rest for a while and enjoy refreshments and summer feeling. Summer cafe is open from end of June to middle of August. Rest of the year this charming building can be booked for your own celebrations and events.

Granaries

In the summertimes different handicrafts-exhibitions are held in old granaries for a treasury to all handicraft lovers. Here you can see different works and get some great ideas for your own summer handicrafts. DIY kits and handicraft materials are available for purchase from the shop year-round.

Santa's Summer Hideaway

Get to know Santa Claus' summer hideaway, which you can find in the garden! Door is open daily in the summer time, and on request year-round.

Made in Saimaa-Summer Shop

Here you can find local designers unique products and different gift ideas. Open from end of June to middle of August.

Pauliina Rundgren Handicrafts Shop & Studio

See how products are made and enjoy a unique design handcraft shopping experience www.prhandicrafts.fi.