Treasure trove of nature and culture
Wild Taiga - Treasure trove of nature and culture
Kuhmo and Suomussalmi, two areas in the eastern border of Finland, are
a textbook example of the mixture of rich tradition and strong culture.
The region's settlement history is among the oldest in Finland. For those
looking for cultural fulfilment the area offers rural history, chamber
music, rune singing, memories of the Winter War and concerts.
Wild Taiga is a land of nature and potential. Its geography is dominated
by hills, forests, lakes and rivers, mires, and pure, wild habitat which
are home to wild forest reindeer, moose, and in particular, large carnivores
which are either very rare or extinct elsewhere in Europe. For those who
like the outdoors it offers diverse choice throughout the year. Amongst
all the beauty and silence you can unwind from the stresses and strains
of everyday life.
Wild Taiga - offering a combination of wildlife watching and other outdoor
activities supported by an insight into local heritage and traditions
plus a world-class chamber music festival - won the title of Finland’s
Emerging Tourist Destination of Excellence 2008 in the European Commission
project European Destinations of Excellence.