A piece of the most beautiful Finland
Clear water Pyhäjärvi lake is surrounding this paradise like Papinniemi peninsula in Uukuniemi village, just next to eastern boarder. From the stone's throw is found uninhabited village where has been chapel at 16th century, maybe earlier. Papinniemi has become a standard of beaty a long time ago and seekers of peaceful and tempting nature has been found here time after time. What would be more fun than build a sand castle on the beach or watch a sunset at the pier. You can rent a boat and row next to small islands for fishing. Uukuniemi village offers good trekking possibilities, you can hike on ice age path or paddle with canoe to next beautiful island for swimming and make a campfire.
People of Karelia
What becomes to locals is a own story. We karelians are very philanthropic characters. We have lot of manners and means which helps us to plough trough granite and grey stone. We can not say that there's always common sense with our manners, but we can say that we tried those all. Being a well-wishing person can sometimes cause troubles. We can manage those little things with coarse karelian humor.
The meaning of Karelian Pyhäjärvi has been very important to locals. Without the lake there haven't been any settlement and no peninsula without water. Pyhäjärvi gives fish for us and many consider Pyhäjärvi's vendace to be the most delicious in Finland. The lake provides rest for the mind - rowing on a placid lake relieves stress and charges batteries. Pyhäjärvi is part of EU's Natura 2000 programme.
We are proud of the natural beauty of Pyhäjärvi and want to keep it clean for the next generations. We also wish to kindle the love of Pyhäjärvi in you.