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!

Tips for you - Sustainable tourism products

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From guesthouse to guesthouse cross country skiing

Cross 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...

Snowshoe tour to Koli National Park

Guaranteed tours on weeks 8, 9 and 10
30€/adults, 15€ children (10–12 yrs. old)

Guided snowshoe tour to the best scenic places in Koli

Feel Koli Snowshoe Tour
30€/adult, 15€ children (10–12 yrs. old)

Karelian dinner

Traditional Karelian cuisine

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...

Welcome to enjoy hiking in pristine nature

Welcome to enjoy hiking in pure nature, National Parks Koli, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi
Our own guesthouse Pihlajapuu

Accommodation and activities!

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.