White summer days and nights in North Karelia

White summer days and nights in North Karelia

Salmenkyläntie 81, 75500 Nurmes

Min 2 persons
Max 14 persons

White summer days and nights in North Karelia

This tour offers you a nice mixture of a relaxing and an active holiday, sauna and a good night sleep after canoeing, hiking and biking. In June the summer has just begun. Everything is green and bloomy. In July and in August it is already possible to pick up berries and mushrooms. The common things for both tours are swimming, sauna, sleeping well, Karelian kitchen with fish, vegetables, mushrooms and berries. Just relax and enjoy the Finnish midsummer and white summer nights. It does not get dark at all. Let's make holidays memories together!

Group size: 2 - 14 persons
Available: 1.-27.6., 1.-30.8.24
Self-guided tour
Also suitable for families

Price: 1390€/adults, 900€/children 4-12 years. | 7 nights, 8 days
Joensuu: Accommodation at Karelia style Hotel Lietsu, double room, breakfast, sauna
Koli: Koli Kylä Hotel: Accommodation double room, breakfast, Tarina-Aho: double room, boat trip to the island, dinner and sauna, guided trip at Koli
Nurmes: 1 x full board, and 1 x half board at Gueshouse, canoes, sauna daily
Additional price and order: Guidance, single room +40€/day. Exctra days: Price from 70€/person. Inc. accommodation and breakfast. 

Physical condition needed:
Paddling on smoothly running rivers, and lakes. An average condition.
Not included in the price: transfer to the airport or local transfer inside program. Transportation by the order.


1. Day | Joensuu
Welcome to city of Joensuu. Accommodation at the hotel Lietsu.

2. Day | Koli
National Park Koli
- Guided tour: Discover the Beauty of Koli National Park
This scenic tour includes Koli National Park’s most famous panoramic views and highest points: Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli and Paha-Koli. During the tour, your guide tells interesting facts and stories about Koli, its history, nature, and culture, as well as artists who have found inspiration in the Koli hills. You see spectacular views throughout the tour, and you have plenty of time to enjoy them and take photos.
Welcome to discover Koli National Park with us!
Tips at Koli:
- Cycling trip around the Koli trails
​- Swimming in the lake on the way
- Visiting Nature Centre Ukko
- Visiting Koli´s Sculpture Garden
- Accommodation at the new Hotel Koli Kylä

3. Day | Koli
- Boat Trip to the Kelvä island 
- Accommodation, dinner and sauna at Tarina-Aho/Kelvä

4. Day | Nurmes
Welcome to the Guesthouse middle in the traditional village landscape and getting to know Local Food and Karelian kitchen.
- Karelian dinner and Karelian pasty workshop - the world of local flavors
- Traditional summer sauna evening
- Accommodation at the Guesthouse

5. Day | Nurmes
- Canoeing on The Karhu river. Openfire lunch in the hut.
- Swimming and riveside sauna
- Silence trip to the forest
 - Dinner 
-  Accommodation at the Guesthouse

6. Day | Lieksa
 Wildlife watching tour at Lieksa
The Uuronlampi observation lodges are situated in a beautiful spot by the lake. The opposite shore is a steeply rising wilderness. The lodges are secure wood log cabins where you sit on comfortable chairs or even take a little break and lie down in a bunk and have a little snack.
    - arrival at Wildlife Lodge of Keljanpuro Brook at 2 pm
    - welcoming coffee, Karelian pasty and sweet bun
    - introduction to the organizing company, info about predators and watching wildlife
    - driving to the watching place by car at 3 pm
    - wildlife watching, snack during evening and night, possibility to sleep
    - return to Keljanpuro Brook in the following morning around 8 am and breakfast
    Returning to the the Guesthouse 

7. Day 
Day Off after the Wildlife watching night.

- Nurmes Old Town and Karelian Village.
- Karelian style spa
- Shopping
- Dinner
- Accommodation at the Guesthouse

8. Day 
Time to say bye, bye - hei, hei

How to get here: Getting-here


  • Distance to airport: 13 km
  • Distance to train station: 1 km
  • Distance to bus station: 1 km
  • Distance to nearest city: 0 km
  • Distance to nearest store: 0,1 km
  • Distance to restaurant: 0,1 km