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.

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.


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


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. Also sheep, chickens and bunnies arrive to the garden for summer holidays.


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.

Shore side Summer cafe

Summer cafe is open from 24 of June to 11 of August. Treat yourself with freshly baked pastries or rest for a while and enjoy refreshments and summer feeling. The delicious brunch on shore of Lake Saimaa is served on Sundays.


“Handicrafts of the summer”-exhibition, open from 24 of June to 11 of August, is a treasury for 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.  

Santa's Summer Hideaway

Get to know Santa Claus' summer hideaway and make a souvenir with Santa's assistants at the workshop from 24 of June to 4 of August. Open from 11 am to 4 pm.

Made in Saimaa-Summer Shop

Here you can find local designers unique products and different gift ideas. Open from 20 of June to 11 of August.

Pauliina Rundgren Handicrafts Shop & Studio

See how products are made and enjoy a unique design handcraft shopping experience