Welcome to The Borderlands!


The tip of South Karelia. Towards North Karelia. Between Savonia and Russia.

In the South Karelian Borderlands, the beauty of nature, a long history, and the traditions it brings and Karelian hospitality meet. When you arrive at Borderlands, it feels like you have come back home. Treat yourself to traditional dishes, stay in picturesque scenery and enjoy the tranquility of nature. There are also many different activities on Borderlands, whether you are on a family holiday, a business trip, or a romantic weekend getaway.

Get to know the homely accommodation possibilities and atmosphere of South Karelia, the pure nature of Ladoga Karelia, diverse activities and services, and book the travel products you want directly from our online store.
A place where you can live and experience untouched nature just like the locals.

Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti. With neighbors.


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All of our accomodation are perfectly equipped

When staying in the South Karelian Borderlands, you will always feel comfortable. Our selection includes a variety of accommodation, including cottages, hotels and furnished apartments. You are sure to find the right place for your needs in our accommodation options. The exact equipment of all our objects can be found listed on the accommodation's own subpage.

Cabin by The Lake Valkiajärvi

Traditional Finnish cabin by the lake Valkiajärvi which fits up to 6 people. The cabin has also Sauna located by the lake.
Starting from 75 €/night
4+2 persons
Book Cabin by The Lake Valkiajärvi

Simmes Aparthotel

The apartment hotel is a great opportunity to stay in the center of Simpele cheaply.
Starting from 63€/ night
Book Simmes Aparthotel

Crane Cabin

The Crane Cabin is a winter-friendly wooden cottage built in 2002. The cottage can accommodate up to 10 people.
Starting from 220 €/night
10 persons
Book Crane Cabin

Hotel Torimajat

Torimajat is a small hotel completed in 2021 in the heart of Parikkala.
Starting from 59€ / night
Book Hotel Torimajat

Koitsa's bed and breakfast

Koitsa’s b&b, housed in a beautiful traditional landscape, brings you close to nature to enjoy
Starting from 55€ / night
Book Koitsa's bed and breakfast

Cabin Hilda

Completed in 2012, Hilda is a magnificent and atmospheric two-part log cabin.
Starting from 200 € / night
12 persons
Book Cabin Hilda

Get inspired in borderlands

Hihglights from the area

Stories from Borderlands

Tales told by our visitors

News and blog

What's happening in South Karelia

There is always something to do on the Borderlands! Several nature attractions, various activities and historical attractions are already worth a visit in themselves. Also, staying in the Borderlands in modern places or more traditional cottages is an experience in itself.

What is happening and what issues are hot topics in the Borderlands right now? Follow and read the most up-to-date information about events, spending tips and other important topics for your trip!

Please visit South Karelian event calendar for upcoming events!

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