Winter

Winter is the best season of the year

Yes, it gets cold in Finland in the winter. But that’s no reason to stay indoors – just gear up right and make the most of the fresh white season.

Silence with Kantele

Discover the Finnish soulscape by crafting a kantele like Väinämöinen in the Finnish epic The Kalevala, and fall in love with this fascinating instrument in the peaceful milieu of a Karelian guesthouse.
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The Karelian Pasty Workshop

55€/person 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 Finland. You can even learn to make them yourself!
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On the frozen lake

Semi-guided tour near an island village - A winter holiday on an island on Lake Saimaa is an unforgettable experience, with programme tailored to your preferences. Snow-shoeing on the frozen lake, skiing in the night under the stars, kick-sledging to the grocery store bus or the village hall,...
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Karelian dinner

48€/person Traditional Karelian cuisine
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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 traditional Karelian guesthouses along the route as well as the tranquility of the winter world in North Karelia.
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Guided snowshoe tour to the best scenic places in Koli

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

30€/adults, 15€ children (10–12 yrs. old) Guaranteed tours on weeks 8, 9 and 10
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Introduction to cross country skiing tour

This introduction to cross country skiing refreshes your skiing skills and gives you certainty to participate in the 3-day skiing tour at the end of this week. You also get fitter every day! We´ll eat sandwiches and chocolate and drink hot tea or berry juice on the breaks. Please bring your own...
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