Sippola, a lively village nestled in the serene countryside, offers a unique living experience. With a focus on development and a strong sense of community, Sippola embraces an active and forward-looking mindset.

Located just a short drive from Kouvola, Sippola provides easy access to the city center in under half an hour, while Hamina and Kotka are a little over half an hour away. Helsinki is also within reach in less than two hours. Convenient train connections from Kouvola further connect Sippola to the capital region and Eastern Finland.

This family-friendly village boasts essential amenities, including a daycare center, elementary school, grocery store, and pharmacy. The picturesque Orijärvi beach is just a kilometer away from the village center. Throughout the year, active associations organize a range of events, from May Day rallies to summer markets and Christmas parties. Sippola stands out with its vibrant community spirit, artistic activities, rich history, and valued architecture.

Art and cultural history in Sippola's captivating country milieu

Antares Art Center is housed in the 1950s Dairy, surrounded by a forest adorned with environmental art. The striking neo-Gothic red brick church, completed in 1874, stands proudly with a beautifully maintained war cemetery in the front. 

The former Sippola manor, now serving as a school for child protection and special education services (koulukoti), is Finland’s largest wooden mansion from 1836. Notably, it was in Sippola’s manor that Finland’s first Emmental cheese was produced. Additionally, the Sippola municipal doctor's house showcases the architectural prowess of Alvar Aalto's design. 

Recognized as a nationally significant built cultural environment by the Finnish Museum Agency, Sippola's church village exudes historical charm. The cultural landscape of Sippolanjokilaakso holds national value as a cherished landscape area. In recognition of its qualities, Sippola was named the Kymenlaakso Village of the Year in 2022 and received an honorable mention in the 2023 Finnish Village of the Year competition.  

Neighborhood features

Natural environment
near the lake
by the fields
by the riverside

Built environment
residential area
peaceful countryside
vacation homes

Building types
detached houses
wooden houses

Neighborhood characteristics

Area has
nature conservation area

Articles about neighborhoods

Price level in the neighborhood info

Housing sales prices

Below average
Average price in Turku: 2090 €/m2
The price level is indicative.

Neighborhood residents info

Primary life situation

working 37 % students 6 % retired 43 % under 14 years old 14 % others 10 %
% of residents

Housing types

home ownership 84 % renting 13 % other types of housing 3 %
% of housing

Average age of the residents

49 years
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30 km to the Center of Hamina
25 km to the Center of Hamina
90 to the Center of Lahti