Yushkozero is the Venice of Viena Karelia. It spreads across three islands and onto the mainland in the delta of the river Kem. Suspension bridges, leading from one island to another are characteristic of the village scenery.
Yushkozero stands out among other villages in Viena not only for its riverside landscape but also for the numerous decorative trees and well-tended gardens in the yards of its houses. As a rule, Karelian villages had no trees, with the exception of those growing in the graveyard. Only when houses were somewhat detached from the village proper did people plant spruce or mountain ash in the yard.