CENTRAL KARELIA -
SPACE, CLEAR WATERS AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE
Central Karelia is surrounded by clear waters and green forests. The region is characterised by large lakes and impressive hill and grove landscapes. We are the southernmost part of North Karelia, situated by the Ladoga grove zone. We are also international: our daily lives are spiced up by our location right by the Russian border. Highway 6 and a train connection from Helsinki make it easy to get here.
Central Karelia has 17,300 inhabitants (12/2017). With more than 5,200 summer cottages, the region gets busy in the holiday months. Work and entrepreneurship are highly valued.
Our services work well and are excellent in relation to the size of the region. We can find almost everything we need in our daily lives right here. Our leisure time is spent on sports, culture and other active hobbies. Everyday life here is easy; people have no reservations, and as is the Karelian way, they care about each other.