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 region.

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!