Sights and attractions

History and culture

In Parikkala there’s plenty to see for history and culture enthusiasts. There are several unique museums, art galleries and exhibitions to visit. The eventful history of Parikkala is visible in many ways. Several stories and tales have been told about the historical events.

Magnificent experiences in nature

Siikalahti is the most valuable bird wetland in Finland. It is a popular hiking and birding destination among birders, nature enthusiasts and families with children. If you stay in Parikkala for longer, you should also visit the several bird wetlands in, for example, the Pien-Rautjärvi lake, explore the various hiking routes or just simply wander in the forests and pick berries.

The neighbouring towns and areas also have a lot to offer. Visit the Imatrankoski rapids (60km), the Olavinlinna Castle (60km), Punkaharju ridge (30km), Water Park Kesämaa (30km), Lusto, the Finnish Forest Museum (35km), or the lake Saimaa area with the cities of Imatra and Lappeenranta.

Ateljee-Koti Seppo Saukkonen

Birdwatching sites

Historical sights

Honkakylä Merchant’s Museum

Kids’ Bible Park

Koitsanlahti Manor

Museum of Horse-Drawn Vehicles and Agricultural Implements

Orthodox Chapel

Papinniemi archaeological site

Parikkala Church

Parikkala Dairy Museum

Parikkala Local History Museum, Hauta-Olli’s Cottage

Parikkala Sculpture Park

Saari Church

Uukuniemi Church

Village landscapes