In the golden
mists of dawn on Long Lake in northern Minnesota is an island of
pine and birch named after a land no less shrouded in mist, the
legendary land of Kaleva.
From far off
Finland, home of the Legend of Kalevala, Land of Heroes, men and
women brought their hopes and dreams, crafts and traditions to this
For more than
a century the members in fellowship, ritual, and service of Great
Bear Lodge, or Otavan Maja, have celebrated their Finnish heritage,
supported their community, and cherished their island lodge.
Now you can
be part of it!