Attractions in the Hattuvaara area
Hattuvaara orthodox tsasouna
The orthodox tsasouna, or the prayer chapel, is situated almost in the middle of the village near the intersection of the road to Lake Hattujärvi. The tsasouna was orginally built in 1792 and is the oldest tsasouna still in use in the west Europe.
Especially during the Petru praasniekka in June and on Easter time are services held regularly in the tsasouna. The services are more irregular during the rest of the year. Guided tours of the tsasouna are available for all interested in the summer.
The easternmost point of the Continental EU
A popular place to visit and feel, the easternmost point of Finland and the Continental EU is located about 18 kilometres away from Hattuvaara at lake Virmajärvi.
War memorials and Taistelijan taival
The monuments erected by the combat veterans of the 1944 Hattuvaara battles tell the story of a very significant period in Finland's independence through memorial stones and tables as well as through artillery.
Taistelijan Taival trail also tells the story of the Hattuvaara battles. The 1944 battles' commemoration is held in Hattuvaara every year on the last weekend of July.
Built as a tribute to our war veterans the Taistelijan Talo maintains exhibitions on the war time events both inside and outdoors.
More information on Hattuvaara, Ilomantsi and the neighboring areas' events and attractions can be obtained through Karelia Expert Matkailupalvelu Oy.
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