On a hilltop amid the forests and fells of Eastern Finland and with views stretching for miles across the beautiful horizon, sits Parppeinvaara Bardic Village. It combines all aspects of Karelian culture; poem singing, kantele music, handicrafts, the Orthodox faith and traditional food in one beautiful village.
A guided tour at the Bardic Village includes an introduction to the Karelian lifestyle and architecture, fascinating kantele music and the history of rune singing in Ilomantsi. The village also contains history on war and conflicts which have struck the area, an essential part of the history of Eastern Finland, and the Mesikkä Animal Museum which illustrates the bond between human and nature.
Meeting point: Parppeintie 4 C, 82900 Ilomantsi (Bard’s house)
Meeting time: Please be at the meeting point 10 min before starting time of the tour
Duration: 1,5 hours
Departures: upon request for min. 10 pax (full year, recommend 01.5 - 01.09.2019)
Minimum of 10 person paying a full price
- guided tour at Bardic village
- entrance fee
- Kantele music moment
Information, sales and bookings:
Wild Nordic Finland (Villi Pohjola Oy)
Tel +358 500 599 999