Welcome to our eco-friendly online shop


Let´s make things a little bit better

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!

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Tips for you - Sustainable tourism products

Let's make holiday memories!

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.


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!
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

the summer is coming...

Where is North Karelia?

North Karelia - the easternmost region of Europe...

​How to get here.