Our online shop is offering responsible and eco-friendly travel packages. Plan your best holiday in Finland! Äksyt Ämmät is a Northkarelian company that provides culturally and environmentally aware, sustainable tourism in Finland. We have the expertise to choose the most authentic activities in our destination. As we are local ourselves, we are able to visit and get to know each and every partner we have and discuss their policies and way of working. This not only creates trust but also enables us to offer the best possible travel experience for our guests!
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL NATURE! - tour offers
WILDLIFE WATCHING TOUR
AND OTHER INTERESTING TRIPS IN NORTH KARELIA
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Are you looking for unforgettable holidays? Welcome to Finland, North Karelia, land of warm hospitality, delicious Karelian cuisine, beautiful historical, cultural and natural attractions and traditions. Read more and discover sustainable tourism products online.
From guesthouse to guesthouse Finnish cuisine tourDuring this tour you get to know more about Finnish cuisine not to forget also to familiarize yourself with the Finnish culture and the locals. The...
Snowshoe tour to Koli National ParkGuaranteed tours on weeks 8, 9 and 10
From guesthouse to guesthouse cross country skiingCross Country Skiing in Eastern Finland is a ski tour led by local guide, giving you the chance to experience the warm hospitality and good food of...
BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Worldcup 2020BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon Worldcup 2020 – Accommodation in Hotel Möhkön Rajakartano
Biking Tour in the surroundings of Northern lake Saimaa districtHidden treasures, summer cottages, small villages, locals, authentic Karelia with slow and silence travel themes. Ecological way of living is here the...
Welcome to enjoy hiking in pristine nature at National Park Koli, Hiidenportti and TiilikkajärviWelcome to enjoy hiking in pure nature, National Parks Koli, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi
Accommodation and activities!
Äksyt Ämmät - Guesthouse Pihlajapuu is situated in the Eastern part of Finland called North Karelia. The traditional log house used to be a village school but has now been lovingly renovated for it’s new purpose, welcoming international visitors. We have ten bedrooms, seven rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs, and can accommodate up to fifteen persons. There are lounges and balconies as well as a Finnish sauna heated with a log fire. Our kitchen provides fresh local food. The small town of Nurmes lies about 20 km away from the guesthouse.
Pihlajapuu is hosting holidays and tours around the year. We are literally in the middle of the woods where you can pick berries and mushrooms in the autumn. We also cook marmalade from berries. In winter there is plenty of snow with cross-country tracks straight from the door. The fireplaces and radiators keep the whole house warm and cozy, even in the most frosty weather. Read more
Where is North Karelia?
North Karelia - the easternmost region of Europe...
How to get here.