Welcome to the beautiful Finnish Lakeland
Pieksämäki is located by the lake Pieksänjärvi in the well-known scenic lakeland area of Finland.
Did you know that there are a total of 188 000 lakes in Finland? Driving through Finland to Pieksämäki offers you a lot of green forests and blue lakes along the way.
If you travel to Pieksämäki by car, the town is easily reached by good roads from all directions (as seen on the map). Ferry lines from Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Russia and Poland arrive at Helsinki and there is also ferry lines from Sweden arriving at Turku and Vaasa. Driving from Helsinki to Pieksämäki takes 3,5-4 hrs. Pieksämäki can be reached by direct train from all of Finland’s main cities: Helsinki (3,5 hrs), Tampere (2 hrs) and Turku (3 hrs). And St. Petersburg (Russia) is just 4,5-5 hrs away by train!
- TallinkSilja (from Sweden and Estonia)
- Viking Line (from Sweden and Estonia)
- Eckerö Line (from Estonia)
- Vaasanlaivat (from Umeå, Sweden)
- St. Peter Line (from St. Petersburg)
- Finnlines (from Germany and Sweden).
Other good-to-know links:
- VisitFinland (the official travel site of Finland)
- Driving in Finland (useful info package if you come by car)
Pieksämäki Travel Info can help you arrange your visit. Ask us about ferry lines, trains, roads and accommodation! E-mail for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call: +358 (44) 588 2219
Event area – Poleeni fairgrounds
Big Wheels main event and the Savo Vintage trade fair take place at downtown Pieksämäki by the Lake Pieksänjärvi. The event is easy to find by following Big Wheels signs from all major roads. The area is just few blocks away from the railway and bus station.
The Great Cruising Parade
The parade route starts from the Poleeni fairgrounds at 17.00 pm and ja goes around the Pieksämäki and Naarajärvi. The route ends by the railway station around the Citymarket store. With approx. 600 vehicles the parade takes about one hour to go by.