Kyläkauppa (The VillageShop) is located in Tuuri village of a population of 500 in Alavus and it is Finland’s largest department store. During its 40 year history, the shop and its selection have grown in size. Kyläkauppa and the nearly one hundred businesses it has attracted form a business village with a unique spontaneous atmosphere that is hard to describe.
The lowest prices in Finland, most attractive selection of goods and friendliest sales personnel guarantee the best customer satisfaction.
Kyläkauppa - The most popular tourist attraction in Finland
Finland´s most favorite tourist attraction, Kyläkauppa, is very special, no matter which side you look at it. Literally, each of its three entrances is unique and will surely stay in the mind of visitors of Tuuri.
You can get to the department store ”Tavarapuoti” by two different entrances. The red farmhouse has functioned as the entrance since year 2000 and new, amazing, blue palace facade opened in 2017. In front of the red entrance heightens the big OnnenKenkä (LuckyShoe) -monument which has welcomed the visitors to Tuuri for almost 18 years.
The facade of the grocery store ”Ruokapuoti” is impressive, golden castle, which heightens in the middle of the Ostrobothnian field landscape. Yellow facade functions also as the entrance to the hotel OnnenTähti (LuckyStar).
The new Shopping Street integrates Tavarapuoti and Ruokapuoti. Solely its heavenlike roof and outstanding columns are worth to see. It is also very convenient to sit for a while and relax, while following the vivid Kyläkauppa life.
In the Shopping Street you can find amongst external entrepreneurs also the souvenir shop of Kyläkauppa which contains Kyläkauppa´s own products. Its services include also the making of photos and different photo items. From the versatile collection it is very easy to acquire a little piece of Tuuri as the souvenir to family and friends.
You can get to the Shopping Street, Tavarapuoti and Ruokapuoti through all of the three Kyläkauppa´s main entrances
OnnenKenkä (LuckyShoe) - OnnenKylä's very own monument
All the best known tourist cities in the world have a special attraction. Paris has Eiffel Tower, New York has the Statue of Liberty and Pisa its leaning tower. Tuuri – the world's best known village - has also its own monument. For more than fifteen years, the OnnenKenkä (LuckyShoe) monument of Tuuri travel village has welcomed tourists to Tuuri. OnnenKenkä is a golden unicorn shoe; its position symbolizes our sincere, unselfish desire to distribute good luck to all who visit OnnenKylä.
Tavarapuoti - Largest selection in Finland
Tavarapuoti is a shopping paradise of more than 30,000 square meters. Its selection includes more than 250,000 different products, certainly offering something for everyone.
A golden castle towers over the Ostrobothnian fields; it is sure to impress everyone who visits Tuuri. The FoodShop is certainly the most peculiar food shop in the world. The skylight of Kauppakatu (MarketStreet) and its magnificent pillars are alone worth the visit.
Kyläkauppa - What an experience!
Finland’s largest department store is much more than just shopping. We want to give more to our customers, which means there is always something interesting going on in the Kyläkauppa. More than a hundred events, small and large, are organized in the Kyläkauppa area each year.
Tuuri is teeming with life – read more at www.tuuri.fi/tapahtumat
Kyläkauppa loves children
Kyläkauppa wants to make life easy for families with children. It provides several free play places for children in Tavarapuoti. Free of charge game and adventure world offers children an adventure track of 80 m². People of all ages enjoy the free of charge Pelimaailma (game world) made for playing nostalgic arcade games.
Finland’s largest Moomin playground is near the entrance to the Kyläkauppa. Little visitors can play there free of charge. Kyläkauppa area also has a skate park provided by the city of Alavus. In the summertime Kyläkauppa’s own miniature golf course offers the whole family a break from shopping.
Miljoona Tivoli is the superb highpoint of the summer. Everyone finds something to enjoy in the extensive selection of rides and games. Hop in and delve into the fun world of rides and cotton candy! Miljoona Tivoli charges nothing for children under 13 years of age.
Hotel OnnenTähti (LuckyStar) - Sleep like a royalty
Hotel OnnenTähti (LuckyStar) provides 43 elegantly decorated rooms with customized furniture and cut-glass chandeliers. Even the basic rooms in Hotel LuckyStar are like suites. Hotel has four luxurious suites. The largest and most splendid one of them is the OnnenSviitti (LuckySuite) of 107 m². JuhlaSviitti has a sauna and it is especially popular among newlyweds, while TorniSviitti can house a large family with children. Some rooms provide accomodation with pets.
The reception desk is located in Kauppakatu at Ruokapuoti. The rooms and conference halls are found on the second and third floors.
RV Park Onnela welcomes travelers
The caravan area of the Kyläkauppa, named Onnela, is known for its friendly service, cleanness and specially tranquility at the night time.
Located in the idyllic place, in the riverside of Tuurinjoki, the area of ca. 7 hectares provides the year-round services for travelers use.
Though the years, Onnela has become the all-time favorite for the caravaners; they will come back every time due to great shopping possibilities, happenings and pleasant atmosphere in Tuuri. In year 2017 in Onnela, the sum of the overnights totaled almost 70 000 nights. That cracking number tells its own story of the success of the area.
Unique restaurant world
The renewed restaurant world of the Kyläkauppa will provide with the real and memorable atmosphere also the wide range of selection for indulgence. In the Kyläkauppas restaurants you can get the tasting experiences that you can´t get from anywhere else – all the portions are done by the Kyläkauppas own recipes, which are planned and developed according the requests from the customers.
In the new Vesa´s Pizza & Grill –restaurant the pizzas are baked by the heat of the living fire. Wood coal grill brings the soft smoke aroma to the portions. Delicious home food is offered by the restaurant OnnenKivi (LuckyStone), which serves at two floors in connection of the department store. The stately and discreet restaurant OnnenTähti in the Ruokapuoti´s shopping street provides a great setting to enjoy good food and drinks. Beside the OnnenTähti is Pizzabuffet where you can eat as much as you like at one price.
In the cafeterias of the Kyläkauppa you can enjoy the salty and sweet delicacies with the coffee. In connection of the Vesa´s Café you can also indulge with delicious ice cream products.
Pandas arrived to the neighbourhood - Ähtäri Zoo
Two pandas arrived to Finland from China in January 2018. You can meet them in Ähtäri Zoo’s new Pandahouse starting from 17th February. Read more and get your tickets: www.ahtarizoo.fi/index.php/en/
Tuuri is easy to reach
Tuuri village is in Alavus in Southern Ostrobothnia. Main road 18 goes through the village and Tuuri has also a train stop on the route from Seinäjoki to Haapamäki.
Tourist services in the vicinity
You must come and personally experience the unique atmosphere of the VillageShop!