"Russian Carelia (the north-west part of it)" Top 5 Page for this destination Respublika Kareliya by sinoda

Respublika Kareliya Travel Guide: 368 reviews and 903 photos

The realm of the epos

Welcome to the homelands of the Kalevala epos - which we Finns consider our cultural roots (at least partially)

The area covers the border lands between Finland and Russian-Carelia on both sides...

One lively example is Jyskyjärvi - located at the south-east end of the Kuittijärvi (lake) and connected via rivers and lakes to Paanajärvi (a village too =) which now is in danger being a victim of russian energy policy. They are planning to build a water power plant and flood the area.

This village is situated on a couple of islands connected by really stunning bridges.

  • Last visit to Respublika Kareliya: Jul 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Pablos_new's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    I love to visit Karelija! Though have not such a good pages jet ...

  • nathasha's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 2:20 PM

    lovely tributes to the finnish culture!!! thanks!!! learned alot of my own country & its mythology from you :)) keep up the good work!!! cheers!!!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2004 at 10:05 AM

    There look amazing! Great page-))

  • lotharlerch's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2004 at 2:14 AM

    Hyvä sivu! Unfortunately I do not know this part of Karjala, only the one in today's Finland - but I would like to visit it, of course. Happy birthday - albeit one day too late!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2003 at 3:21 PM

    What a shame that village due to be flooded. Beautiful countryside and that sure is a wobbly looking tower:-) Some great craftmanship involved in building those log houses.. they're great. Interesting page.

  • thelittlevoice's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 5:05 AM

    great pictures and tips. thanks!

  • d_d's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2003 at 3:41 AM

    Really nice and comunicative pics.

  • patrikske's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2003 at 3:51 AM

    This place looks very nice. Great page !

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2003 at 8:23 AM

    Sinoda thanks for your nice page on Kareliya when I visited in 1997 they were about to close down Ben & Jerry's Ice cream did they??

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2003 at 4:16 AM

    Very interesting tip, thanks, I'd love to visit Karelia, too!


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