The following is a brief English language introduction to 24 walks in North Karelia, plus 2 cycle routes and 2 cross-country ski events. For maps see the Finnish version.
Koli National Park is the main attraction in North Karelia for foreign visitors. One of the walks in the park is described in English, together with background information on traditional slash-and!-burn farming.

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From book to internet
 Walking in North Karelia was published in book form in Finnish in 2004. The book includes information on the province of N. Karelia, its history, culture, countryside as well as providing more detailed descriptions of the above-mentioned 28 routes plus a further 6 walks and 3 canoe routes. English version of the book - Outdoor Karelia Finland - was published in December 2005. Contacts:

Both the book and the internet pages have been financed by the North Karelian Centre for the Environment. Financial assistance has also been provided by the EU Regional Development Fund.


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