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 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...

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


See bears and other predators from wild forests.
Hidden cottages provide a safe way to observe and photograph wildlife.

Canoe trip to Kolovesi National Park

Welcome to a canoe trip to one of the finest open water destinations in Europe!

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

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...

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...

Karelian Sauna Tour in Finland

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


All Inclusive Fishing Vacation

Island journey to Kynsisaari-island

Beautiful Pielinen. The trip is suitable for the whole family

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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