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Northern Lights of the East II
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999

Objective of the project

Idän Revontulet Oy (Northern Lights of the East) was engaged in timber harvesting, sawing and selling lumber, and wildlife tourism in the Republic of Karelia. In terms of sawmilling, the company delivered finished sawnwood to Finland to its own drying plant, from where it then sold the sawnwood to Finland and other European countries. The wood was purchased and sawn from the Paanajärvi joint venture, which sold clean pulpwood directly to Stora Enso factory in Kemijärvi. The center of tourism activity was the joint venture - the Tsipringa Tourism and Wildlife Center, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Zipringa Wilderness Centre. The center's tourism products included hunting and fishing trips. The Center could serve a group of 36 tourists at the same time. The objective of the project was to familiarize the company's employees with the activities of the Wilderness Centre and the Pääjärvi sawmill.

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Basic information


Northern Lights of the East II


2001-01-01 - 2021-04-07

Total Budget / Programme funding

42 046 € / 21 023 €

Lead partner

Idän Revontulet Oy
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