Itä-Suomi Things to Do

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Itä-Suomi Things to Do

  • Joensuu Art Museum

    The Joensuu Art Museum was founded in 1962 as a result of two significant donations to the town, namely the collections of Olavi Turtiainen and that of Arla Cederberg. Somewhat later the town also received the collection of Onni Okkonen in two lots (1964 and 1972). These three donations form the nucleus of the museum`s collections. At Joensuu's Art...

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  • Koli in Lieksa -the official national...

    The Koli Hills have been a popular tourist attraction since the turn of the century. Rising 347 metres above the sea level they are the highest hill range in southern Finland. The astonishingly panoramic vistas opening out over the long range of hills and the island-speckled Lake Pielinen have been a source of inspiration for many well-known...

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  • City of Lieksa

    Lieksa is located in the north-eastern part of North Karelia by Lake Pielinen. The fifth biggest lake in Finland divides the town into two parts, Koli trail of mountains and wide wilderness areas. The town was founded in the 17th century by Pietari Brahe. Despite the long past of the town, the Lieksa of today is quite a modern town, with about...

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  • Ilomantsi municipality

    Ilomantsi is the most eastern municipality of Finland, and the most eastern point of the EU is located there. It even lies further east than St. Petersburg! Because of this location, connections to the Karelian Lake Ladoga have been lively from the 12th century on, and the Orthodox Church has a visible position in Ilomantsi. In this community of...

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  • The easternmost point of EU in Ilomantsi

    The easternmost point of the European union is an island on the Virmajärvi lake, the village of Hattuvaara, in the municipality of Ilomantsi. At the easternmost point, two boundaries of different age converge: the boundaries of the Moscow and Stolbova agreements. To enter the boundary area, the visitor needs a permit granted by the local border...

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  • Memorials of WWII in Ilomantsi

    In the North Karelia area there are a lot of monuments on places where battles took place during the WW II. Monuments connected with wars can be found in Ilomantsi municipality in Oinassalmi, Taivallampi, Palovaara, Hattuvaara, Möhkö, Öykköstenvaara and Sikrenvaara. Sikrenvaara also has a Soldier’s path (1,5 km) with 13 information points on the...

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  • Möhkö Ironworks Museum in Ilomantsi

    A charming old-time factory milieu in authentic surroundings, where you can get acquainted with the history of iron-making. There's a blacksmith’s workshop, restored canals, a ship café, a museum of lumberjacks’ work and timber floating and a lovers’ footpath (1,2 km). There are also different kinds of events during the summer, like summer theatre...

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  • Poemsinger's Cottage in Ilomantsi

    "Runopirtti", Poemsinger's Cottage which is pictured in the tip above, is a Karelian house in Parpeinvaara with a permanent Kalevala exhibition. In the summer there is Karelian-style programme and music played on the kantele. In the same "courtyard" there are also the Mateli poem singer's museum houses, an orthodox tsasouna chapel, general...

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  • Botania gardens in Joensuu

    Botania is actually the University botanical gardens. It has nearly 1 000 species of exotic plants, from southern palms to carnivores. Different climatic regions are replicated in the various greenhouses. The open garden consists of eight sections, such as aromatic herbs, poisonous plants and medicinal plants. There are also huge butterflies flying...

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  • Culture and Tourism Center Carelicum in...

    The Carelicum, situated just opposite the market square, is the cultural and tourism centre for Joensuu. A visit there is a great way to get to know the city of Joensuu and the entire Carelia area, its culture and its characteristics. Besides all the versatile exhibitions, Carelicum is also home to Kids' Street, a fantasy town for kids (see the...

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  • City of Joensuu

    Joensuu is the commercial centre of Noth Karelia by River Pielisjoki and Lake Pyhýselký. Its' population of 51 000 is supplemented by thousands of students at the university and numerous other institutions of learning. The town is the capital of North Karelia and has important contacts with the Russian Federation. Landmarks of Joensuu include the...

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