From guesthouse to guesthouse Finnish cuisine tour

From guesthouse to guesthouse Finnish cuisine tour

Kajaanintie 844, 75700 Valtimo

Min 4 persons
Max 10 persons
Dining possibility
Guided tour

Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes from the western part of the country, while the dishes from the eastern part, for example Karelia, have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Finnish food often use whole meal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn). Milk and its derivatives like buttermilk are commonly used as food, drink or in various recipes. Various turnips and potatoes are common in traditional cooking.

During this tour you get to know more about Finnish cuisine not to forget also get to know the Finnish culture and the locals.

The delicious food is local. We also use a lot of organic products!

Dates in 2021:

5.-12.6.2021, Wild Herbs
19.-26.6.2021, Midnight Sun Cuisine Tour (Please ask for the programme! It starts from the guesthouse Pihlajapuu and ends at Puukarin Pysäkki.)
24.-31.7.2021, July Tour
21.-28.8.2021, Berries and Mushrooms

Dates in 2022:

4.-11.6.2022, Wild Herbs
11.-18.6.2022, Only for Women!
18.-25.6.2022, Midnight Sun Cuisine Tour
23.-30.7.2022, July Tour
20.-27.8.2022, Berries and Mushrooms

Also other times on request

Duration: 7 nights, 8 days

Package price per person: 1200€/person/7 nights, 8 days

Price solo: + 20€/person/night

Price includes: Group transfers from/to airport (on arrival day at about 18 hours, on departure day from Pihlajapuu at about 12 hours, the flight 14.30), accommodation in double rooms in guesthouses with shared facilities, full board (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner), sauna every evening, cuisine workshops, program, guide, bicycles; biking from guesthouse to guesthouse

Please note, that because we are saving nature, we take the bed linen with us from the first guesthouse to be used in all the other guesthouses, too. The bed linen bag will be carried by the luggage transfer. You will get clean towels in every guesthouse.


1. day
Arrival in the evening at Puukarin Pysäkki. About 1,5 hours driving time from the airport. Getting to know the surroundings and participants. Sauna and dinner. Accommodation at

2. day
Cuisine workshop by Anni, the hostess of Puukari. Baking rye bread with Anni. Dark and fiber-rich ruisleipä, rye bread is a staple of the Finnish diet. Breads are made from grains like barley, oat, rye and wheat, or by mixing different grits and flours. For example, sihtileipä is made of a combination of rye and wheat. Accommodation at

3. day
After breakfast biking tour to next guesthouse, Laitalan Lomat with guide, 22 km. Along biking route there is a very nice small souvenir boutique. The hostess of Laitala, Henna bakes with you sweet buns called pulla, sweet, cardamom-flavored bread eaten with coffee or as dessert and cinnamon rolls (korvapuustit) – pulla made into a roll with cinnamon and sugar. Sauna by the river! Accommodation at

4. day
Today you shall bake a cake with Henna. In the afternoon a special peat sauna for your whole body! Dinner in the evening. Accommodation at

5. day
After breakfast biking tour to Männikkölä, 35 km. We visit the small town of Nurmes. Also a possibility to do shopping. In the afternoon we bake Karelian pies with Ritva. Karelian pasty (karjalanpiirakka) is a traditional Finnish dish made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg (eggbutter or munavoi), is spread over the hot pastries before eating. Accommodation at

6. day
Today we also take the minibus and drive to Koli national park. In Koli we hike about 8 km and admire the Finnish national landscape from the top of the hill, 347 metres above sea level. Transfer by car, about one hour driving time to Koli. Accommodation at

7. day
After breakfast biking tour to Pihlajapuu with guide, 15 km.  In the evening smoke sauna at Minna’s. After the sauna, glow-fried salmon by the campfire. Accommodation at Pihlajapuu. See virtual presentation: 360° 

8. day
Time to say hei, hei! Good-bye!

1200€/person/7 nights, 8 days

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