Suomenniemi Museums

lyytikkalan-talo

Suomenniemi Museums The Municipality of Suomenniemi is near the town of Mikkeli and is part of the South Savo region within South Karelia. Suomenniemi museums are two in number, the Lyytikkälä Museum Farm (open over the Summer months) and the Nikkinen Cottage (note that the Nikkinen Cottage is only open on … Continue reading

The architectural heritage of South Karelia

The architectural heritage of South Karelia South Karelian landscapes The present-day region of South Karelia consists of ten municipalities (Imatra, Lappeenranta, Lemi, Luumäki, Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Savitaipale, Suomenniemi and Taipalsaari) which, geographically speaking, form part of the southeastern fringe of Lakeland Finland.  This is a varied landscape, with great variations … Continue reading

Prehistoric South Karelia

Combware Pottery - from the National Museum of Finland

The prehistory of South Karelia Twelve thousand years ago, Finland (the area between Norway/Sweden and the White Sea / Lake Onega) was almost totally buried under a continental ice sheet, just as Greenland is today. Gradually, the ice sheet melted, and its southern margin retreated farther and farther north and … Continue reading