Opposite the Kalevalakylä, this Winter War museum covers that bitter conflict in the Kuhmo area, mostly through maps and excellent...
This is on the main road near Kalevalakylä and has an informative exhibition in various languages on Finland’s quartet of large...
The tiny Orthodox Church is modern but contains several 18th-century icons that were painted in the Valamo Monastery before it was...
The best central option is only open at lunchtime, when it doles out portions of warming and traditional Finnish comfort food like stews...
Lonely Planet review
Four kilometres from the centre, this theme park is actually less about the Kalevala epic than traditional Karelian life. Part of the village, by the camping ground, is free to enter. It has a number of Karelian wooden buildings with characteristic overlapping corners, including a sauna, craft shops and Pohjolantalo, a large hall that functions as cafe, restaurant and gallery.
The rest of the area, which includes a smoke sauna, tar-making, fishing etc, is basically designed for group visits: ask if there are any tours scheduled that you can join.