Welcome to our eco-friendly online shop and Travel Agency


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 quality, responsible and safe products online. Our online shop is offering 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...

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!

Discover the Beauty of Koli National Park

Welcome to enjoy the Koli national landscape with us! 
Explore summer with us!

Tours & holidays for those who  want to enjoin real Finnish way of life and pure nature.
The traditional ways of enjoying winter and responsible holidays are our point: biking tours, hiking, canoig, relaxing...

Find your own holiday or ask us to make a customized holiday package just for you.

8-day bicycle tour through North Karelian Landscapes

8-day bicycle tour through North Karelian Landscapes. During this tour you may experience the impressive Finnish nature and beautiful ...

Karelian Sauna Tour in Finland

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

nightless night watching wild animals

Wildlife viewing trip to the experience booth. During the evening and night: a bear, wolf, wolf, eagle or even a lynx respect their presence.

The Karelian Pasty Workshop

Karelian pasties or pies are to Finnish food tradition what pizzas are to Italian. Authentic thin-crust, hand-made Karelian pies can be found all over...

Sleep well and recover from stress

Are you stressed and exhausted?
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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