Travel safely – Covid-19 instructions for travelers in North Karelia

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Here we are!

North Karelia is located in the easternmost part of Finland. Joensuu is the regional hub of North Karelia, located approximately 400 km to the Northeast from Helsinki. Read more about the most convenient ways of reaching our destination.

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Winter Wonderland in North Karelia

North Karelia’s winter is full of snow activities and winter fun for everyone. Play in the snow, go skiing, snowshoeing or just let your mind and soul relax by watching the beautiful sceneries. Here are some tips how to spend a memorable winter holiday in North Karelia.

Highlights for winter season 2021-2022


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Have you always wanted to try Finnish sauna or pick berries, but you are not sure where and how to do it? Or would you discover the best hiking trails and hidden gems in North Karelia?

Our local guides will help you and familiarize you to Finnish culture. Find the best activities from the online shop and explore Finland by doing. Let’s go on an adventure!

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The best of North Karelia

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 you are looking for a different type of holiday, then North Karelia might be just the right destination for you.

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Find your nature

In North Karelia you may spend a relaxing holiday in a traditional holiday house located by a lake. The Finnish national landscape that opens from the oldest bedrock of Europe, Koli hills is of course something that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. For nature lovers the four national parks of our region offer great trails for day-hikes.

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Culture and flavors

North Karelia is a great destination for food enthusiast. You´ll find authentic flavors and experience how food is prepared from what the lakes and forests offer during different seasons.

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Karelian culture is not just just about food. Our region can tell you many interesting stories about orthodoxy, rune singing, war history, karelian traditions and other characteristics of life between East and West.

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