Silence with Kantele

Discover the Finnish soulscape by crafting a kantele like Väinämöinen in the Finnish epic The Kalevala, and fall in love with this fascinating instrument in the peaceful milieu of a Karelian guesthouse villa Raita. Then spend a day amidst the epic scenery of Karelia tuning your own kantele and learning from an expert the secrets of your five-stringed instrument. Learn to conjure up songs that will carry you away from your everyday life. The meditative power of the kantele is irresistible, and even a beginner can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses, each of which offers its own speciality and all of which serve delicious food!

Silence with Kantele is among Finland’s top Cultural Tourism products. Authentic Culture Experience 2017 by VisitFinland. ”The Finnish traditional instrument, kantele, has finally found its place in a tourism product. Crafts and kantele tunes in Karelian nature.”

6 hours

Min-max group size
4-10 persons

Year round

Minimum 4 persons

Services included
Guidance, kantele lesson
Crafting a kantele/kantele case
Your own piccolo kantele to take with you
Lunch and coffee.
Finnish, English, German, Russian
Lunch and coffee

Other info
Wear comfortable clothing and bring with appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather

Additional services
Accommodation, meals
Art workshops, visits to kantele factory
Exchange your piccolo kantele for a five-stringed kantele for an additional fee

Contact information
Karelia Cottages
+358 44 271 6095
Available at the following guesthouses and locations:
Karelia Cottages, Villa Raita, Authentic Finrelax Experience 2017
Majatalo Laitalan Lomat
Majatalo Männikkölän Pirtti
Majatalo Pihlajapuu
Majatalo Puukarin Pysäkki

Please inquire