Finland - Karelia (Chapter)
This is the Karelia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Finland guidebook.
The forests in Karelia are…deeper somehow. Visit Karelia and you’ll experience the truth of this wistful statement. If you’re looking for wilderness, powerful history and perhaps even the Finnish soul, your search starts here.
• be inspired by the views at Koli National Park before skiing down the country’s highest slope
• visit the lost Karelian town of Vyborg on a cruise to Russia
• fall in love with the woodland chapel at Paateri, carved by a single artist
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lappeenranta, Imatra, Joensuu, Ilomantsi, Lieksa, Patvinsuo National Park, Ruunaa Recreation Area, Nurmijärvi District, Vuonislahti, Koli National Park, Paalasmaa Island, Nurmes.
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