Delicious moments in Vääksy

Experience a culinary journey in idyllic Old Vääksy. What can you find in the French Village Shop of Old Vääksy or Laura’s Shop? You can find flour and porridge flakes for baking at Vääksyn Mylly, ready-made pastries can be bought from Viipurilainen Kotileipomo. Coffee and lunch, sweet and savoury – there are several individual and atmospheric options in Vääksy.

5-10 spots
Length: 5 km
Duration: about 4-6 hours
Driving times: 5 min./displacement
Departure: French village shop
End point: Viipurilainen kotileipomo
We recommend that you check the opening hours directly from the company.

#1 The French Village Shop

The French Village Shop is a breath of fresh air from France. In the delicatessen you will find French delicacies such as pates, jams and traditional lemonades. The outlet shop of Kyläkauppa has a wide selection of French clothes, interior decoration and gift items.

In addition to sweet and savoury coffee delicacies, the café also serves fondue, raclettes, apero plates and salads. Make a food journey to France >>

Vesijärventie 1, Vääksy

Go shopping and feast

#2 Shopping

Local product store in Päijännetalo

The Päijännetalo local produce shop offers a diverse selection of souvenirs, literature and products and handicrafts made by small producers in the area. A microbrewery that produces craft beers by fermentation – Kanava Panimo – also operates in Päijännetalo in Vanha Vääksy. The local produce store also sells award-winning beers from Kanava Panimo. Visitors to Päijännetalo are served in the premises of an old cooperative dairy built in 1927.

Päijännetalo is right in the heart of the Vääksy canal area. The premises include tourist information, Salpausselkä Geopark information point, the Finnish Museum of Recreational Fishing and changing exhibitions. There is a travel park near Päijännetalo.


Meijeritie 1, Vääksy
p. 044 7780 680,

Go shopping at a local produce store

#3 During lunch time

#5 Coffee

Viipurilainen Kotileipomo

Local food ingredients, root baking, innovation and craftsmanship, all these words come together at Viipurilainen Kotileipomo. Get bread, buns or even Pure Oats to take home.

Pasolanharjuntie 1, Vääksy

Welcome to shop

Extra tips

If you want to stay overnight, book a place to stay at Hotel Talluka or Vääksyn Apteekki, for example. Or look for cottage accommodation in Asikkala here.

Also visit these locations: Antique store Wanha Kammari (Asikkalantie 6) and Papan Verhoilu ja Saunapuoti (Vesijärventie 2).

You can hear diverse stories about the history of the area to the present day from Asikkala guides. Book your own guided tour.