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Our online shop is offering responsible and eco-friendly travel packages.
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Nature tours with small groups

Walking, canoeing, biking, skiing, Karelian culture and cuisine!

- Since 1995 specialized tour operator from North Karelia, Finland

Take a look summer tips below!

WILDLIFE WATCHING

The Uuronlampi observation lodges are situated in a beautiful spot by the lake. The lodges are secure deadwood log cabins where you sit on comfortable...

Creating art surrounded by nature

Have you always wanted to explore your creative side? Would you like to stay in Northern Saimaa lake district, in a newly built Karelian-style...

Biking Tour in the surroundings of Northern lake Saimaa district

Hidden 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 Tiilikkajärvi

Welcome to enjoy hiking in pure nature, National Parks Koli, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi
650€/person/4 nights, 5 days

From guesthouse to guesthouse Finnish cuisine tour

During 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...
1200€/person/7 nights, 8 days

Just hanging out - A night of forest bathing

Become one with nature, feel how the wind blows, experience what a dewdrop feels like on your skin, taste the sunset!
90€/person

Hiking tours in two national parks

Join a guided hiking tour of two magnificent national parks and enjoy the scenery as much as the outdoor exercise. The services of a professional...

Karelian Sauna Tour in Finland

An Exclusive Karelian Sauna Tour leads you over North Karelia in Finland.
1495 €/person/ 7 nights​, 8 days

The Best of Koli

National Park Koli

Where is North Karelia?

North Karelia - the easternmost region of Europe...

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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

Summer Fun