Where can you go nowadays to escape from the concrete walls and traffic jams of the big city, without winding up in overcrowded tourist resorts? Is there anywhere where you can spend a holiday which really does get you "away from it all"? If this is your problem, then Karelia is the answer!

Whatever the time of year Karelia, with its truly unspoiled surroundings, pure, crystal clear water and clean air, its vibrant spring and warm, verdant summer which turns to a beautifully brown autumn and snowy winter, is a holiday destination beyond compare.

Discover the unique hills of Koli, cultural and nature destinations in Lieksa and traditional Karelian sceneries in Nurmes and Valtimo. Listen to the enchanting sounds of the kantele in Ilomantsi and meet the Karelian culture in Joensuu.

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