Sights and attractions

Central Karelia is designated as a sub-region of North Karelia and is located about an hour’s drive from Joensuu and Savonlinna. The beautiful nature and crystal clear lakes of Central Karelia attract visitors – who get to enjoy the local hospitality while they’re at it. The peaceful way of life in Central Karelia offers a wide range of opportunities for enjoying a holiday no matter the time of the year.
Here you find links to main sights and attractions by region. – Our tips for you.
Kitee
– Stone Church of Kitee
– Puhos and the Puhos larch forest
– Peterhoff Finland Landscape Park
– Sovintola —handicrafts and culture
Tohmajärvi
– Puun Sielu Gallery
– Lutheran Church of Tohmajärvi
– Hydroelectric Plant Museum of Saario
Rääkkylä
– Paksuniemi
– Kotista Toy Museum
Joensuu
– Churches in Joensuu
– North Karelian Museum
– Botanical garden and tropical butterfly garden
Ilomantsi
– Möhkö ironworks
– Hermanni Winery
Heinävesi
– Valamo monastery
– Lintula convent
Outokumpu
– The old mine with its museum of mining
Punkaharju
– Lusto – The Finnish Forest Museum
– Hotel Punkaharju
Savonlinna
– Olavinlinna Castle
– The church of Kerimäki
Koli
– The national Parks
– The cultural treasures of Visitor Centre Ukko
Nurmes
– Bomba House and Karelian Village
– Steam engine depot tour
– Wood-Nurmes and the old market town
Lieksa
–  The countryside experience farmstead of PikkuKili
– Pielinen Museum