Experience Central Karelia
Central Karelia is a regional district in Finland made up of the municipality of Kitee and the districts of Rääkkylä and Tohmajärvi. Kitee was formed at the beginning of 2013 following the merger between the municipality of Kitee and the district of Kesälahti.
Central Karelia is situated a sub-region of North Karelia and is located approximately one hour’s drive from Joensuu and Savonlinna. The beautiful nature and crystal clear lakes of Central Karelia attract visitors to enjoy the local hospitality. The peaceful way of life here offers a wide range of opportunities for enjoying a holiday anytime of the year.
Central Karelia has many accommodation alternatives to choose from. High-quality holiday cottages, comfortable hotel accommodation and other option will guarantee a good night’s sleep. The next day you can enjoy delicious local food in the cafés and restaurants, including unique Karelian cuisine. Central Karelia also offers great shopping opportunities for local souvenirs.
The stunning nature in Central Karelia is perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Here you can enjoy boating, fishing, hiking and observing the rare plant and animal life. You can discover the wilderness by yourself or with the help of a trained nature guide.
In wintertime cross-country skiing and ice fishing are excellent outdoor activities. For those with a need for speed, Central Karelia also has the best snowmobiling routes in Eastern Finland.
We welcome you to experience Central Karelia!