Discover some of the natural and cultural highlights of the vibrant region of North Karelia
The easternmost part of Finland, North Karelia, is famous for its natural attractions, food traditions, and slower pace of life. With about 2,000 lakes and 24,000 holiday cottages, this is where Finns go when they want to relax and enjoy nature.
North Karelia is the perfect vacation spot for nature-lovers who want to experience Finland’s rugged ridges, crystal-clear rivers and lakes, and islands of magnificent flora. It’s a place where artists have been coming to be inspired for centuries – the famous Finnish national epic, Kalevala, was written in Karelia.