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Development of tourism in Tohmajoki and Jänisjoki areas
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

The objective of the project was to transform the areas of the Tohmajoki and Jänisjoki rivers into a universal area for camping and nature tourism, combining both natural destinations and a cultural rural landscape. The project will investigate the suitability of the rivers Tohmajoki and Janisjoki for rowing, kayaking and fishing. Scenic routes for cyclists and drivers will be developed in the area, as well as proposals for hiking routes. All routes include the same rest areas, natural and cultural attractions. On the Russian side, a study of the Jänisjoki River was carried out, and proposals for further development were prepared together with the city of Sortavala. The development of the final product was carried out together with all interested companies, organizations and participants.

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Basic information


Development of tourism in Tohmajoki and Jänisjoki areas


1997-07-01 - 1998-12-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

73 841 € / 33 809 €

Lead partner

Municipality of Tohmajärvi
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