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Möhkö village

Services of Möhkö village

Petkeljärvi National Park

Ilomantsi -Finland´s easternmost municipality

The Koitajoki Area




Möhkön Rajakartano, which served as a border patrol station back in the day, accommodates its guests in comfortable, unique suites. A pine forest and a view to the river surround the yard. In late summer, bilberries, lingonberries and boletes await you in the surrounding nature. The nature trail along the river has its origins in the timber rafting days, and since then fishers and beaver hunters have prayed at the Koitajoki river both by boat and from the shore. The peace of the wilderness is tangible. In the winter, we explore the nature by snowshoes and touring skis. April and May are a great time to follow beaver tracks and how waterfowl come to the river. On the border guards' patrol route you can ski guided along the border zone.

Mantan Majatalo, guest house, which offers comfortable apartment accommodation in cosy suites all year round. The place of accommodation is located in the Möhkö village by the Koitajoki river surrounded by quiet nature.

Petkeljärvi Camping Centre is located in the middle of the Petkeljärvi National Park, at the tip of Cape Petraniemi at the end of Petkeljärventie Road. It provides lodging for 48 persons (2 - 4 person rooms). A comfortable conference room with a fireplace can be found in the building.

 At the Petkeljärvi Camping Ground there’s 10 parking places with electrical supply points for caravans. There is also space for 50 tents on the level heath terrain. Visitors are charged a fee for staying there. Visitors may then also use the showers, toilet, camp kitchen and dining area there. Services at the Outdoor Centre include a sauna by the lake shore, a café-restaurant, a conference room, sales of fishing permits, rental of canoes and boats, as well as, guided group tours outdoors.

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Program Services

Nature excursions

Hiking to the water

Husky safari in the eastern wilderness

Jänissaari excursion

The easternmost paddling excursion in Finland,
paddling on the Ylä-Koitajoki river

Summery day on the primeval Jänissaari island

Snowshoe excursion in the forest of Möhkö

Culture excursions

Möhkö Ironworks Museum

Wonder of the East, a day in Hattuvaara

Ilomantsi - center of Karelian culture and food

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Culture and History


Möhkö Ironworks Museum and its versatile exhibitions, restored channel with its locks, ruins of blast furnace and smithy are interesting places to visit. As to war history, the area hosts unique sights from both winter and continuation wars.

In summer, there are many cultural events in Möhkö village. Theatre Möhkö’s performances, traditional iron manufacturing using a pig hut, ironworks day and concerts play an essential role in Möhkö’s summery events.

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