Vottovaara is shrouded in a huge number of legends that multiply and multiply. This is also facilitated by the numerous seidas erected by someone in this region and the gloomy swamps interspersed with rocks and stories about shamans living on the mountain. The mountain of Vottovaara is confused with the mountain of Death, which is located nearby. Death Mountain is so named because a partisan brigade died here in 1942.
On the mountain of Vottovaara, devices are mischievous and people disappear; the lakes are dead, and there are no animals or birds in the forest (and even no anthills); magicians and psychics gain energy, and open doors to parallel worlds; there is an ancient cult center where mass sacrifices were made.
The tourist attraction of Mount Vottovaara lies in a slightly different plane.
First, the wonderful nature, as you approach the top, it changes and becomes similar to the Northern one, there are: dwarf Karelian birch and pine trees, mosses, which are not so common in South Karelia, beautiful lakes with the purest water, with a diameter of 50-100 meters.Secondly, it is still a mountain and having risen from 120 meters above sea level (the usual height of the relief for South Karelia) to 460, you can't help but rejoice at the views opening into the distance, in the edge of the swamps it is not so often possible to view the horizon.