Easy out your tempo and step in the middle of the forest, in Kalavala lands in Unesco literature city of Kuhmo. A civil parish known for its tar and Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival offers beard moss, numerous lakes, colorful bogs as well as wintertime freezing cold temperatures, high drifts and clear starlight. In clean nature you can find silence and hear when trees speak. Experience fresh air, Marsh Labrador Tea, hundreds of rapids along the tar route and pick up the bounty of the forests. Traditions are cherished and researched by The Information Center for Kalevala and Karelian Culture Juminkeko in Kuhmo and Culture-and Research Center Runosong-Academy as well as Music Festival Sommelo. Surrounding nature inspires both locals and visitors to create art which produces new events such as the newest one Joutsentanssi-Festival.