North Karelia Fam Trip 30.6 - 5.7.2015

TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 30 JUNE

Flights from home destinations to Helsinki

16:20 Departure from Helsinki with AY 832
17:20 Arrival at Joensuu airport
Transfer to Guesthouse Herranniemi in Vuonislahti, beside Lake Pielinen
Check-in at Herranniemi
Dinner with local specialties
Get-together at Lakeside pavilion & relax in traditional Finnish sauna and smoke sauna


WEDNESDAY 1 JULY

Visit to the Artist’s Studio and Home of Eva Ryynänen and Paateri Church – unique wood sculpture at Paateri.
Transfer to Ruunaa Recreational Area

A wooden boat trip to border line of Russia. Visit to a place, where border zone with Russia begins. Boat trip continues through rapids in Ruunaa, lunch on camp fire

Visit to Ruunaa Hiking Centre with restaurant and cottages

A fishing trip to Kattilakoski rapids. Kattilakoski is a reservation rapids which groups can book for their own use: try fishing from ashore and from boat

Dinner at Timitra

Accommodation at Guesthouse Herranniemi


THURSDAY 2 JULY

Departure for Wilderness Logde Eräkeskus, 15 km from the Russian border
Try the best of the wilderness: visit to a husky farm, hiking and paddling, lunch at open fire

With car ferry M/F Pielinen across the Lake Pielinen – the most scenic water way in Finland!
Arrival at the other side of the Lake, transfer to Nurmes

Arrival at Break Sokos Hotel Bomba, the Bomba House and Karelian Village beside Lake Pielinen
Get to know Bomba area with all possibilities, Karelian pasty school, dinner
Midnight sun canoeing for night lovers

 

FRIDAY 3 JULY

Get to know Guesthouse to guesthouse tours! Four guesthouses in one package for customers: cross-country skiing tour in winter. Cycling, Cycling & canoeing, Herbal, Finnish cuisine and Stories to stories tours in summer.

Visit to Laitalan Lomat Countyside Holidays with reindeer farm
Biking to Guesthouse Puukarin Pysäkki
Herbal workshop: herb tour in nature
Lunch with presentation of all products

Departure for Koli.

Koli has many faces. To many, Koli is Finland’s most beautiful natural attraction. Koli National Park and the surroundings provide a unique combination of internationally recognized natural and cultural attractions together with a broad range of quality tourist services in all seasons.

We will take part in Koli’s Outdoor Activity Week
Accommodation in cottages in Koli area
Visit to Nature Center Ukko at Koli National Park
Visit to Break Sokos Hotel Koli, relax in Koli Relax Spa with different saunas, pools
Dinner at Grill it! Restaurant


SATURDAY 4 JULY

An active day with safari organizer Koli Activ Ltd.

Enjoy the Lake Pielinen and its shores with a boat trip to islands of Lake Pielinen. Possibility for adventurous paddling with rubber mattress between islands.

Lunch at Harbour Restaurant Alamaja

Hay making in Koli Village: How did people make hay in the old days? Let’s take part in the competition

Enjoy Koli National Park by riding with Islandic horses

The Best of Koli’s hills: feel the famous national landscape on three hills with some stories about Koli’s history and old beliefs

Nordic walking tour inside National Park

Dinner at “Lappish Hut”


SUNDAY 5 JULY

12:30 AY 486 from Joensuu to Helsinki
Flights to home destinations