Explore True Wild North – Wild Taiga.
In Kainuu, Finland, the trees reach up to the sky and the dappled light filters down through their branches. The murmuring of forest streams and the soothing hum of the verdant forest greet you and lead you to the mystical beauty of this northern wilderness. It is here you find the inspiration for the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala.
During summer 2021, several new literature tourism products will be launched in Kainuu, as the Spot-lit Product Incubation Programme is completed. Explore true wild north – Wild Taiga has been developed by the association of tourism enterprises and aimed at attracting international tourists. Wild Taiga is located on Finland’s eastern border, in and around Kuhmo and Suomussalmi municipalities in Kainuu. The region may be described as a fascinating combination of untouched wilderness, nature experiences and an active cultural life. Read more about the Kainuu tourism area and their products on the Wild Taiga comprehensive English website, or book your holiday online.
The Songlands of the Kalevala.
With the support of Spot-lit project, Wild Taiga staff and member companies have planned a special product package called “The Songlands of the Kalevala”. The Kalevala is the Finnish national epic compiled from old Finnish ballads, lyrical songs, and oral poetry, all part of Finnish tradition. The Kalevala was compiled by Elias Lönnrot, at the time acting as the district doctor in Kajaani, Kainuu, who published the folk material in two editions. In The Songlands of the Kalevala, you tread the paths once taken by Elias Lönnrot, and witness first hand where the Karelian artists of the Kalevala found their inspiration. Check out ‘The Songlands of the Kalevala’ and other Kalevala products on this dedicated section on Wild Taiga website.
Find Out More about the Finnish Businesses participating in the The Spot-lit Literary Product Innovation Progamme HERE.