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'''Vihti''' is a municipality in [[Southern Finland]].
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'''Vihti''' (Finnish) or '''Vichtis''' (Swedish) [http://www.vihti.fi Official website] is a municipality in [[Southern Finland]]. It's current population is 28.666 inhabitants.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==

Revision as of 18:19, 17 January 2013

Vihti (Finnish) or Vichtis (Swedish) Official website is a municipality in Southern Finland. It's current population is 28.666 inhabitants.

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Understand

Vihti is part of Greater Helsinki -region, and while it's also bedroom suburb for Helsinki, it also has interesting characteristics of its own.

Confusing namesake for visitors may happen, as the municipality is called Vihti and the former municipality seat, officially Vihdin kirkonkylä, is also referred as "Vihti" in bus windows etc. Current municipality seat is in town of Nummela.

Get in

Around 50 buses daily connect Nummela to Helsinki, while Vihti town can be reached with around 25 daily services.

Also express-services which run from Helsinki to Pori and Rauma take and leave passengers from Highway 2 intersections at Nummela and Vihti town

Get around

Both centers of Nummela and Vihti kk are easily covered by feet.

There's distance about 10 kilometres (6 miles) between these towns, which is linked with around 25 buses a day (less so in Saturdays and Sundays).

More remote sights are easiest accessed by car or bike, as the bus services tend to be very limited.

See

  • Pyhän Birgitan kirkon rauniot (Ruins of St Bridget's Church), [1]. No admission.
  • Vihdin kirkko (Vihti Church). Free.
  • Nuuksion kansallispuisto (Nuuksio National Park), (Tervalampi). Free.

Do

All of the municipality, except perhaps the semi-urban twist of Nummela is located by beautiful nature. And as Everyman's Rights allow visitor to enjoy as freely as native Finn, there is multiple options, including skiing, swimming, trekking and more.

Buy

While Vihti isn't exactly shopper's haven, it boasts totally adequate shopping options for most circumstances.

Groceries and such can be easily (and with most inexpensive price) found in Nummela's two competing hypermarkets: Citymarket and Prisma. If you are staying longer and looking for cheap trekking equipment, fishing equipment, tools, car spare parts and alike, your best bet is Hong Kong. Nummela is also home of innovative textile company Globe Hope, which have a factory outlet at Harjutie 14

Eat

Eating in Vihti might not be immortal experience, due to non-existent top-flight restaurants, but you should be able to eat decently and with inexpensive price throughout the day.

Some better options are:

  • Cantina Antonio, Pisteenkaari 4, Nummela (At market square).
  • Heng Feng, Tuusantie 3, Nummela (Close to bus station).
  • San Pietro, Vihdintie 3, Nummela.

Drink

Vihti's night life concentrates to Nummela. It has surprisingly vibrant scene to its size on weekend, while on weekdays bars and clubs tend to be rather quiet.

  • Cantina Antonio, Pistenkaari 4, Nummela (At market square). While Mexican restaurant at daytime, this one doubles as crowded disco / night club during Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
  • Ned Kelly's, Pilkkukuja 1 (Adjacent to Market square). On weekdays laid-back cafe / bar, turns into crowded night club on weekends. Especially popular with younger locals.

Sleep

  • Air Hotel, Lentokentäntie 5, Nummela (Nummela airport), [2]. About a mile away from town central, Air Hotel is next to Nummela's leisure flying center 85.
  • Selli Majoitus, Linjalankuja 3 A, Vihti kk (At Vihti kk's bus station), [3]. This option offers lodging in old police station's premises. If looking for longer stay, they do have really affordable weekly and monthly plans. from 60€.


Contact

Vihti's Tourist Information is located at Niuhalanraitti 21 in Vihti kk. You can call them +3580440511411 or email tourist@visitvihti.fi. They do have Facebook-page at https://www.facebook.com/vihdinmatkailupalvelu

Get out

Following cities and towns can be reached directly from Nummela by car / bus, distances in parentheses.

  • Helsinki (45 km / 28 mi) capital city of Finland
  • Turku (127 km / 79 mi) old capital at west coast
  • Hanko (100 km / 62 mi) charming southern harbor town
  • Lohja (19 km / 12 mi) mid-size modern town, with interesting mine museum and medieval church
  • Hyvinkää (49 km / 30 mi) industrial town, important railway hub
  • Pori (200 km / 124 mi) old town at West Coast, home of Pori Jazz -happening
  • Rauma (213 km / 132 mi) one of Finland's oldest town, with stunning wooden Old Town.



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