What to see in Kalevala
Lönnrot could not have imagined that his footsteps would be traced by crowds of tourists literally. This is the famous household building – one of the objects of culture. When he visited Ukhta (Kalevala) for the second time in 1836, Elias Lönnrot stayed with Jamanen, the peasant. The farmstead of this well-situated Ukhtian was not preserved, but the granary still stands, and its 200th anniversary was already celebrated.
After the Second World War the grave markers were removed from the cemetery, and it was turned into a place for festivities such as traditional celebrations and performances. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the area was transformed into a Sacred Grove and a 4,5 meter high Orthodox cross was placed on the site.