F, Karelia

- Finland, Karelia

KareliaFinland, Karelia



South Karelia has almost drowned beneath the waves of Russian and Swedish empire building. Over the centuries the border has...
 

Imatra

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The raging torrent of Imatra's waterfall was once the prime tourist attraction in 19th century Finland, but a...
 

Hattuvaara

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About 40km northeast of Ilomantsi, you’ll know you’re in the wilds by the dirt roads and logging trucks...
 

Joensuu

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The capital of North Karelia is a bubbly young university town, with students making up almost a third of the...
 

Ilomantsi

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Like Ålanders and Sámi in northern Lapland, Karelians see themselves as a distinct cultural group. You’ll...
 

Lappeenranta

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Sunning itself on the banks of Finland’s largest lake, Lappeenranta is the veteran soldier who has endured...
 

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