Belt out a song in the bogs or wander in the wild.
Hiking is the best way to experience
the ruggedly beautiful nature of Ilomantsi with its vast wilderness, bogs and clean waterways.
The Wilderness awaits...
Ilomantsi is located in Eastern Finland,
in the heart of Karelia, near the Russian border.
Ilomantsi is known for its oral poetry culture
and kantele playing. Karelian folklore has a strong presence in Ilomantsi. The versatile cuisine and cheerful people are an integral part of being Karelian.
Nature in Ilomantsi features many battlegrounds from the Second World War. Other sights include the Möhkö Ironworks, the churches and Orthodox chapels of Ilomantsi, Parppeinvaara Bardic Village and museums.
Ilomantsi has a wide range of accommodation options.
The local bed & breakfast accommodation services
also include programmes of diverse activities
and local guidance.
In the evenings, you can relax in a Finnish sauna.
If you’re lucky, you can see
the Northern lights in the dark night sky
or at least thousands of stars – and admire them
from a warm barrel hot tub, if you wish.