there are two different kinds of exhibitions in north carelian museum: the permanent exhibition presents the local history and folk culture. the changing exhibitions are collected by north carelian museum or by some other museum from finland or abroad. the changing exhibitions in the entrance are free of charge.there's also the tourist information...more
In Marjala you can see the massive structures of the wartime Salpalinja, the largest construction site in Finland's history. Two renovated bunkers and their fortification works and wartime weapons are on view to the public at the Hyötiäinen Canal estuary onthe shore of Lake Pyhäselkä. The bunkers will take you back 50 years to the time when former...more
For 31 kilometres through some of Karelias most ruggedly handsome terrain, the Ruunaa Rapids flows free, plunging through six sets of foaming rapids and dropping 15.7 metres on the way. Put on the lifejackets and waterproof gear and let it go!!Daily rapids-shooting excursions. Suitable also for experienced canoeists. Drop height of 15,7 m. The...more
The best food in town you will get at Astoria restaurant. Astoria is a Hungarian restaurant with a wide selection of meats. In the summer time they have a brilliant outdoor restaurant by the river. The restaurant is well known being a former morgue which makes it an exciting place to visit! In the summer time you can also enjoy the traditional...more
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The widest selection of beers in town and delicious Hot Chicken Wings. They make you want beer even more.
Dress Code: Casual.
Joensuu has a small airport and you can get there by plane at least from Helsinki. Train and bus transportations are available from (almost) all over the country but you won't probably get a direct connection if travelling from western or northern parts of Finland.You can also get to Joensuu by car, motorbike etc.If you are staying at the city...more
If you have money, the best way is to fly from Helsinki to Joensuu. If you are on a low budget, you can take a train from various towns to Joensuu. From Helsinki it takes five hours by train to Joensuu.Joensuu is a small town which is very famous of its cycling routes. Actually you can walk almost everywhere.more
Karelia has been divided into many different parts over the centuries. The region's history is one of warfare, but is also characterised by a colourful folk culture and rich oral folklore. Magic verses and poems accompanied by the kantele (Finnish zither).
Picture of famous kantele player Teppana Jänis 1916 by Kalevala Society.
And now when You are fully exhausted with Finnish Karelian culture, take a look behind the border and visit my Russian pages!
This is a Bio-Megatron Transformer...its transforms into Super-Mega Blaster and fights evil alongside the Power Rangers!!
Actually I have no idea what the heck this is!!!
visit Bomba HouseBefore a genuine Karelian dinner in Bomba House - beside the city Nurmes -, we spend couple of hours in Bomba Spa - warm baths, saunas and relaxing time in pools. In the late evening a buffet with typical Karelian food and delicasies in a Karelian restaurant. Classical Karelin style Bomba House and the surrounding Karelian village...more
climb to KOLI Hillson the top of which You can see a sight that can leave nobody cold. Hills stand on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, the sixth-largest water body in Finland, and within the Lieksa city limits. The highest peak, Ukko-Koli ('Old Man Koli') is 347 metres (1,138 feet) above sea level.more