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Helsinki, the country's capital, is located 230 miles southwest of Tohmajarvi.
Eastern Finland features some natural areas with beautiful scenery and local animal and plant species. Ruskeala Mountain Park, some 20 miles away from Tohmajarvi, is one of these.
In the middle of winter, get out on the runs at Oravi Tour Skating Route. It's 55 miles away.
Tohmajärvi and Onkamo are two other places worth visiting while you're in the region. They're 3 miles and 7 miles away, respectively.
Approximately 30 miles to the northeast of Tohmajarvi is Maukkula, a regional hotspot where you'll discover Parppeinvaara, Hermanni Wine Tower and Lutheran Church. If you're after more, make your way to Pyhän Elian Kirkko and Hermanni Winery.
Trying out different foods is one of the best ways of getting to know an area. So be sure to visit some of this region's restaurants.
Plunge into the depths of this gastronomic scene by trying locally sourced ingredients. Among the most important are berries and beef chicken.
Be sure to sample some local dishes, like hernekeitto (pea soup) and rosolli (beetroot salad).
Try some mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie)riisipuuro (rice pudding) at the end of your meal. This exquisite dessert is sure to go down a treat.
Grab your buddies and order a round or two at the nearest watering hole. Don't waste your time with the drinks menu. If a local beer is what you're after, Olvi is the one you want!
Would you like to sample a regional spirit? If so, have a taste of Salmiakki Koskenkorva.
Connect with the locals by familiarizing yourself with some Finnish. Paljonko tämä maksaa? is how you say how much is this. You should also work on pronouncing Mistä olet kotoisin? (where are you from?).
A day of national celebration, Independence Day is something you'll feel lucky to have been a part of. It takes place every year on the 6th of December.
As your sojourn comes to an end, be sure to wave Tohmajarvi a fond "Moikka".
If you are arriving and departing by air, please be advised that the nearest airport is approximately 40 miles to the northwest.