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War History

Situated in the historical Miettilä garrison area, the Simo Häyhä & Kollaa museum and its surroundings offer you a unique chance to see local heritage and details about the Winter War’s Kollaa Battle, which was part of the Second World War (30. Nov. 1939 – 13. March 1940). Get acquainted with Simo Häyhä – The White Death, through his recently discovered war time diary, or take an informative stroll in the area with our tour guides. In addition, the Desantti drama tour allows you to take part in the events that took place in Rautjärvi during the Continuation War.

Nature

Rautjärvi is a great place to visit when you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of urban areas. Connect with nature, immerse yourself in the historical landscapes and enjoy the green atmosphere in fresh air. By exploring our most noted nature destinations, the Haukkavuori hilltop, the Hiitolanjoki river and an old cave hideaway the Devil’s Church, you get access to a variety of activities, such as sightseeing, camping, hiking and fishing.

Events

In Rautjärvi, you have an excellent opportunity to attend numerous events where every type of person can find an occasion which suits their interests best. Here, you can get the Finnish experience by attending fairs, cultural week or the local tractor march, as well as enjoy the AsemaFest! festival. Having fun, learning about history and exploring museums are all possible in our stunning region.

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