Welcome to Parppeinvaara Bardic 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, beyond which lies Russia. The tradition of poem-singing, Karelian cuisine, war-time events and nature in Ilomantsi are brought to life in the exhibitions and the buildings in Parppeinvaara Bardic Village.
At Parppeinvaara you'll find a collection of historic buildings based on the theme of local tradition. These include the Bard´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 Mesikkä Animal Museum is our latest object and the story of the exhibition revolves around the relationship between people and nature.
Wintertime in Parppeinvaara Bardic Village
Parppeinvaara Bardic Village, the Bard´s House and the Mesikkä Animal Museum, can also been visited during the wintertime. We open the doors for groups when the guidance is ordered in advance.
The choir of the Holy Elia´s Church of Ilomantsi is having a Christmas concert in the Bard´s House on sunday 22.12.2013 15.00. Free entrance.