Visitors have discovered the Dudesons Activity Park at TornioHaparanda

 Opened in the beginning of July, the new Dudesons indoor activity park had over 12,000 visitors in its first month. The company is very pleased with the turnout, especially since a lot of people would have headed to beach destinations in sunny July weather. What's more, nearly half of visitors came from outside of Finland, mostly from Sweden and Norway. Customers have been happy with the services of the Pirttihirmu Restaurant which opened at the same time with the park. "We expect the Park to become a great additional destination for people visiting other local attractions, such as the Ikea store at Haparanda which is only a couple of kilometres down the road, or the Snow Castle and the Sampo icebreaker in neighbouring Kemi. We also have great expectations for our cooperation with the Pirttihirmu Restaurant and Tornio Brewery, which is going to open in the same premises. In addition, we are collaborating with the city of Rovaniemi as well as Seinäjoki in South Ostrobothnia, which is home to the second Dudesons Activity Park," says managing director Jani Karvonen.

Activities for all ages in year-round comfort    

Dudesons Activity Park TornioHaparanda is a 4,500 m2 indoor activity park for people of all ages all times of the year. The Park is located at Elämystehdas Lappari in the old premises of the Lapin Kulta brewery. What sets Dudesons Activity Park apart from other theme parks is the fact that the rides are a physically active experience. As an indoor facility, the Park has T-shirt weather all year round. Aimed at families, this next-generation recreational facility offers activities for all ages from toddlers to grandparents. The Park is also a popular destination for workplace away days and other group activities. The Tornio Park has the largest trampoline facility in the Cap of the North and a high-standard skatepark with a pool. Other attractions include a large foam pool, two extensive climbing worlds, a pedal car track, a snowball fighting game, try-a-sport, and much more. 

Local food and Tornio Brewery products in a riverside location 

The 300-capacity Pirttihirmu restaurant and cafe serves local food at Elämystehdas Lappari by river Torniojoki. The restaurant offers delicious burger meals and other fast food for park visitors and Lappari customers. In addition, Pirttihirmu now has a lunch buffet on weekdays between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm, and a high-quality menu is served every day from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm. A selection of drinks from Tornio Brewery is already available at the restaurant. This autumn, the restaurant will host beer tasting events with food as well as tours of Tornio Brewery, which operates within the same facility. Various bus tours are expected to visit Elämystehdas Lappari in the coming months and years, and tailor-made programmes will be available for groups at the Activity Park, fitness centre, restaurant and brewery.      

Pirttihirmu suppliers include its own local food producers Ilmajoen Makkaramestarit Oy, which creates delicious meat products using ingredients from local suppliers in Lapland and South Ostrobothnia. The restaurant offers a steakhouse-style menu, which also features fish dishes and other delicious alternatives for adults and children alike. The adjacent Pirttihirmu Cafe is perfect for a quick bite. The restaurant is open to all (no Park tickets needed).  

Elämystehdas Lappari  

Built in the former premises of Lapin Kulta brewery, Elämystehdas Lappari comprises the Dudesons Activity Park, the Hyvä Fiilis fitness centre, and the Pirttihirmu Cafe & Restaurant. Facilities for Tornio Brewery and a large performance arena will be completed during Phase 1 by the end of the year. Future plans for the former industrial site include three apartment blocks and additional retail premises.      

Additional information 

Jani Karvonen, managing director, Dudesons Activity Park and Pirttihirmu Restaurant,, +358 50 597 2425 

Vesa Luhtala, F&B manager, Pirttihirmu Restaurant,, +358 40 7514 206 

Kaj Kostiander, managing director, Tornion Panimo Oy,, +358 400 419 902 

Veli-Matti Mykkälä, manager, Elämystehdas Lappari/Arctic Property Oy,, +358 50 4660 203