HIKING, CULTURE AND HISTORY IN THE SCENERY OF LAKELAND FINLAND
Things to do and see all year round
Attractions and activities at Lake Korpijärvi and in Southern Savonia
Lake Korpijärvi is located in Mäntyharju, a well-known cultural and hiking area, close to the wonderful hiking trails and sights of Southern Savonia, Kymenlaakso and South Karelia.
The most famous attractions in Mäntyharju include one of Finland’s most popular national parks, Repovesi National Park, which is definitely worth seeing all year round. Also worth visiting is the Mäntyharju-Repovesi hiking trails, which were awarded as a outdoor destination for the year in 2015.
Mäntyharju also offers plenty of cultural sights during the summer: Art Centre Salmela’s Art Summer is one of Finland’s most popular summer events and the Ilokuvafestivaali Film Festival (The Happy Film Festival) will gather film enthusiasts from all over Finland to Mäntyharju.
There are also many beautiful hiking trails in the surrounding area, which are also suitable for hiking with children, such as the hiking trails on Lake Kuolimo area at Savitaipale.
Southern Savonia, Kymenlaakso and South Karelia also have historical mansions and other major historical sites.
There are thousands of years old rock paintings at Astuvansalmi, and the ruins of Kärnäkoski fortresses at Savitaipale. And if you drive about an hour’s drive to Lappeenranta, you can explore the Lappeenranta Fortress and its attractions.
Attractions and places to visit
Attractions and activities at Lake Korpijärvi
Take a trip with canoe or rowboat to the nearby island, cycle through the tranquil lakeside scenery, find geocaches or try out the SUP boards!
Attractions and activities in the center of Mäntyharju
Experience one of Finland’s most popular cultural events in the summer and hike in the beautiful lakeside scenery in the centre!
Attractions and activities in the Mäntyharju countryside
Hike or paddle on the popular hiking trails of Mäntyharju and test some of the best local food in the province!
Repovesi National Park in Mäntyharju
Hike in one of the most popular national parks in Southern Finland and try kayaking and hiking trails suitable for both sports enthusiastics and families.
Attractions and activities in Southern Savonia
Explore the area’s historical sites and enjoy cultural experiences and beautiful nature trails in the Mikkeli region!
Attractions and activities in Kymenlaakso
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla, see the beautiful wilderness areas of Kymenlaakso and have fun with the whole family in Kouvola!
Attractions and activities in South Karelia
Hike in the historical fortress landscapes and on the most beautiful hiking trails in South Karelia.
More sights and attractions
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Korpijärvi (mainimage): Copyright @ Tommolansalmi Holiday Centre / Photographer Päivi Noroaho.
Center of Mäntyharju, countryside in Mäntyharju and Repovesi: Copyright @ The municipality of Mäntyharju.
Southern Savonia: Copyright @ Jyri Tiusanen. License Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).
Kymenlaakso: Copyright @ Jorma Peltoniemi. License CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication.
South Karelia: Copyright @ Päivi Noroaho.
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