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Museum in Lieksa

Pielisen Museo

More than 70 Karelian buildings and open-air exhibits at this outdoor museum are organised by century or trade (such as farming, milling and fire-fighting). A fascinating insight into the forestry industry includes …
Arts & Crafts in Lieksa

Taito Pohjois-Karjala

Ceramics, art, jewellery, and knitted and woven garments (scarves, hats, gloves, blankets and more) in traditional designs are among the locally made Karelian crafts at this shop, along with adorable hand-stitched t…
Bakery in Lieksa

Lieksan Leipomo

In a beautiful wooden building, this endearing bakery is a local favourite for filling lunch buffets featuring a daily soup (such as smoked reindeer) and fantastic cakes.
Music in Lieksa

Lieksa Brass Week

During the last week of July, Lieksa Brass Week attracts international musicians. Competitions, concerts and lessons take place in venues throughout town.
Museum in Lieksa

Pielisen Museo Indoor Museum

The separate indoor museum of Pielisen Museo has photographs and exhibits covering Karelian folk history, which makes for an interesting look during the winter when the outdoor museum is closed.