Visit Eastern Finland

Eastern Finland is a beautiful region located in the south-east corner of the country. It borders Russia to the east and is full of lakes, forests, and rivers. The largest city in Eastern Finland is Kuopio, which boasts a vibrant cultural scene with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Eastern Finland is Puijo Tower in Kuopio. This lookout tower offers panoramic views over Lake Kallavesi and beyond as well as being home to a restaurant offering traditional Finnish cuisine. Another fascinating place to explore is Rantasalmi Church, a medieval wooden church dating from 1590 that still stands today in its original form.

Eastern Finland also has an interesting history; it was part of Sweden up until 1809 when it became part of Russian Empire until 1917 when Finland declared independence from Russia following their revolution (the Finnish Civil War). This area played an important role during World War II when Finns successfully defended themselves against Soviet aggression known as "The Winter War" (1939-1940).