It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Päijänne Tavastia region. The municipality has a population of 2,952 (31 January 2019)[2] and covers an area of 729.85 square kilometres (281.80 sq mi) of which 206.68 km2 (79.80 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 5.64 inhabitants per square kilometre (14.6/sq mi).

Padasjoen kunta
Padasjoki kommun

Coat of arms
Location of Padasjoki in Finland
Coordinates: 61°21′N 025°16.5′E
Country Finland
RegionPäijänne Tavastia
Sub-regionLahti sub-region
  Municipal managerHeikki Jaakkola
  Total729.85 km2 (281.80 sq mi)
  Land523.19 km2 (202.00 sq mi)
  Water206.68 km2 (79.80 sq mi)
Area rank167th largest in Finland
  Rank227th largest in Finland
  Density5.64/km2 (14.6/sq mi)
Population by native language
  Finnish98.9% (official)
Population by age
  0 to 1413.3%
  15 to 6458.2%
  65 or older28.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]19.75%

Padasjoki is a municipality of Finland.

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

Padasjoki is known as a summer cottage municipality. By number, it has more holiday homes than permanent residents.


The earliest information on the administrative parish of Padasjoki is from 1442. Most of the villages of Padasjoki date from the Middle Ages, being mentioned in sources from the 15th century. [6]

Sights and events

In February, Padasjoki hosts 7.5km long annual full moon skiing event and competition on the frozen Lake Päijänne. In March there is another skiing event on Lake Päijänne called Postihiihto. Week before midsummer it's time for annual nude run event Nakukymppi held in Vesijako village. During the first weekend of July Sahtimarkkinat a home-brewed beer market is been held in Padasjoki village centre. The Padasjoki Marina also loans itself every second year as the starting point for a sailing competition (Päijännepurjehdus).


  • Enni Ids Cabin
  • The Granary Museum
  • The Palsa Mill Museum
  • The Torittu Village Smithy Museum


  • Gallery Pikantti
  • Ala-Savi’s Art
  • Ars Arrakoski
  • Ars Auttoinen



  1. "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. "Suomen virallinen tilasto (SVT): Väestön ennakkotilasto [verkkojulkaisu]. Tammikuu 2019" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  5. "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  6. "Päijät-Hämeen Museomatka :: Padasjoki". Retrieved 2018-10-10.

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