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Parppeinvaara Runesinger's Village
Whatever your interest, Parppeinvaara has something for you. From its hilltop amid the forests and fells of Eastern Finland, there are views stretching for miles to the blue horizon. The tradition of Runesinging, Karelian cuisine, war-time events and nature in Ilomantsi are brought to life in the exhibitions and the buildings in Parppeinvaara Rune Singer's Village.
At Parppeinvaara you'll find a collection of historic buildings based on the theme of local tradition. These include the Rune Singer´s House with traditional music and exhibitions; the Border General´s Cabin, a war-time operational headquarters; Restaurant Parppeinpirtti with a Karelian menu; and a small Orthodox chapel. The exhibition of the Mesikkä Animal Museum revolves around the relationship between people and nature.