Town twinning

The City of Iisalmi has official town twinning agreements with Nyköping in Sweden, Guldborgsund in Denmark, Vôru in Estonia, Pècel in Hungary, Kirishi in Russia.  A separate annual allocation is reserved for town twinning activities in the city’s budget. In practice, maintaining twin town relations helps to build international cooperation in schools, mediate culture and exercise, organise student and professional exchange and build networks in different lines of businesses. Iisalmi has engaged in town twinning for almost half a century.


Twin towns of Iisalmi

Guldborgsund, Denmark  
Kirishi, Russia 
Võru, Estonia 
Pécel, Hungary 








Contact info

Principal of Folk High School and Ylä-Savo Music School Tapani Lakaniemi
Kirkkopuistonkatu 9, 74100 Iisalmi 

gsm +358  040 543 4902
Fax +358 17 27 23555
e-mail: tapani.lakaniemi(at)

Executive Assistant Kaisa Kajanus
Pohjolankatu 14, 74100 Iisalmi ​
Tel. +358 040 830 2658
e-mail: kaisa.kajanus(at)