Welcome to Pure Nature

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Be very welcome to our life in the middle of the nature

Plan your best holiday in Finland!

Äksyt Ämmät is a travel agency, tour operator, program service provider and online store in North Karelia.
We offer responsible and eco-friendly travel packages. Nature tours for groups of all sizes. 
Nature holidays with local twist - walking, canoeing, biking, skiing, Karelian culture and food...

Let's make happy holiday memories

Explore with us!

Tours & holidays for those who want to enjoy real Finnish way of life and pure nature.
We emphasize responsible holidays: biking, hiking, canoeing, skiing and relaxing...

Whether you are searching for active holiday or relaxing atmosphere, let us take you to the adventure of your dreams!
Find here your own holiday or ask us to make a customized holiday package just for you. 

Nature, Herbs & Beauty week

A wonderful experiential and new learning week. You will learn how to make, for example, natural cosmetics, nourishing herbal baths and wonderful delicacies straight from nature to your plate. 

SAUNA LAND – FINNISH FOLK TRADITION WEEK

A Window to the Finnish Soul
The week opens a unique window to the ancient ways of living in the North. During our time together we will embody and unfold the Finnish and Karelian heritage. We will learn to sense the heritage with our bodies, spirits and minds and understand how the past is rooted in the Finnish soil, soul and sauna. 

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Swimrun holiday in Finland Lakeland Saimaa

The dream weekend of every swimmer who enjoys natural waters, which culminates in the Swimrun race in the clear lake nature.
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Summer Activity Week in the Guesthouse


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Welcome to pure nature - All-inclusive hiking tour from national park to national park

Welcome to enjoy hiking in pure nature, National Parks Koli, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi
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Hotel & Nature for Families

Go on an adventure to the nature and enjoy a good night's sleep in the Break Sokos Hotel or Hyvärilä Youth and Holiday Centre Hotel. Bomba's Karelian...
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Guided Paddling Escape into the Wilderness in Eastern Finland

A great nature experience for paddling lovers
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CYCLING BY YÖVESI FOR A TASTE OF SAIMAA FLAVOURS AND CULTURE

The flavors of night water and the landscapes of Saimaa. Local food, local culture, art and Saimaa's rural landscape
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Women's camping skills and nature tours week


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DEEP LAND OF FINLAND WITH ALL SENSES

Is the secret of Finnish happiness to be found in Syvänmaa? Come and find out!
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White summer days and nights in North Karelia

This tour offers you a nice mixture of a relaxing and an active holiday, sauna and a good night sleep after canoeing, hiking and biking.
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Accessible Tour in Kuhmo - Nature, Culture and History

This activity week includes lots to do and experience. We will go on excursions and nature observation and enjoy local food.  Let's have an adventure...
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MIDSUMMER SUN CELEBRATION

Midsummer is an ancient festival, when the Sun reaches the highest point in the Northern Sky. It is said that at Midsummer time the Sun rests in its...
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Art, Craft and Festival Week in North Karelia

Diving into the deep end to handicraft in the amazing place. Welcome learn new and old ones techniques and love it!
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Craft and Art Week in North Karelia

Diving into the deep end to handicraft in the amazing place. Welcome learn new and old ones techniques and love it!
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Our own guesthouse Pihlajapuu

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

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