Naapurinvaara is today advertised as Finland’s best dance hall—a place located next to the famous tourist centre of Vuokatti.
Gorgeous authentic atmosphere - Finland’s best dance hall next to Vuokatti
The “fell” of Naapurinvaara got the status of a gathering place 130 years ago, in 1887, when a 0.2-hectare parcel of land situated at 250 metres above sea level was subdivided for public use. The place was called a “fell” because as the result of slash-and-burn agriculture, there were either no trees at all, or the trees were in sapling stage.
The most famous event still is the Naapurinvaara Midsummer, which is a large-scale dance party in the evening of the Midsummer's Eve. That time—according to a paraphrase of an advertising slogan that was already in use in the 1960s—the lush nature of the south and the white night of the north encounter.
In one year the Naapurinvaara Amusement Centre has a total of about forty different dance events and other events.
From Naapurinvaara hilltop, an amazing view opens over the hill-flanked open lake waters of Southern Kainuu. On a clear day, it is possible to see all the way to the neighbouring provinces of North Karelia and Northern Savonia. Of course, Vuokatinvaara dominates the scenery.