If you want to spend your holiday as the Karelians do, then there's no better way than to rent a holiday cottage!
You'll find information about the holiday cottages in North Karelia from here.
There are plenty of delightful things to do in North Karelia for everyone!
The Bearhunt Feast is strongly based on Karelian folklore and it brings a piece of local history to this day.
Feast will be arranged in Ilomantsi, at Ravintola Parppeinpirtti and during the festive meal both guests and hunters enjoy the delicacies and drink to the bear, the King of the Forest.
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Central Karelia: +358 400 240 072
Ilomantsi: +358 400 240 072
Joensuu: +358 400 239 549
Koli: +358 45 138 7429
Lieksa: +358 400 175 323
Nurmes: +358 50 336 0707
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The theme of the fourth Bear Festival is the Forest folk. The festival will feature two Bear Sculpting World Championship competitions: on Thu 24.8. and Fri 25.8., there will be a two-day competition and Sat 26.8., there will be an speed sculpting competition. The two-day competition is held at the center of Ilomantsi and speed sculpting at Katri Vala Culture Center, Katri Valantie 1.