Municipality of Kestilä in the south-east of Northern Ostrobotnia crosses the border of Kainuu region. Important travelling route, Koillistie, brings people through the rich landscapes of Kestilä countryside with peaceful nature and river flowing infinitely.

Main source of living in Kestilä is agriculture but also industrial activities have their place in the actively developing municipality - as an example factory which produces tyres from recycling materials. Start-up companies are rising in sectors like wood processing and information technology. Pihkala Manor attracts tourists with its wide variety of services from horse riding to river cruises.

Dynamic image of the municipality is further strengthened by sportive activities. Maksinharju ski stadium has long traditions with the Shrovetide skiing happening. Over one hundred years this happening has gathered together people from all ages.