the city of birches
The Nurmes region is situated in the eastern part of Finland, in the province of North Karelia. Truly unspoiled surroundings, pure crystal clear water and clean air. From vibrant spring and the warm and verdant Finnish summer, all the way to the beautifully brown autumn and the snowy winter, Karelia is a holiday destination beyond compare.
Fishing, hiking and other outdoor recreational activities are really spoilt for choice here. The lakes abundant with fish, guarantee great catches throughout the year. The Bomba House and Karelian Holiday Resort, along with the Bomba Spa with its bubbling pools and baths, offer relaxation and invigoration whenever you feel the need.
Nowadays, Nurmes is primarily a popular tourist town where travelers return to year after year. Its idyllic wooden houses and the Karelian village Bomba make Nurmes an especially charming small town. The center of the city, which raises up between two lakes, is known for its magnificent esker landscape, unique wooden house quarters and thousands of birches, and that’s why Nurmes is also called the City of birches.