White Summer Days and Nights in North Karelia

From 1550 €
Duration 1 weeks

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 summer and white summer nights. It does not get dark at all. Let's make holidays memories!

Self Guided

Group size: 2 - 14 persons

Available: 1.6.-30.8.23

Physical condition needed:

Paddling on smoothly running rivers, and lakes. Biking along hilly roads. An average condition.


1. day Joensuu

Welcome to city of Joensuu.

- Accommodation at the hotel Lietsu

- Sauna.

2. day Koli

National Park Koli

- Guided tour: Discover the Beauty of Koli National Park

- Visiting Nature Centre Ukko

- Visiting Koli´s Sculpture Garden

- Cycling trip around the Koli trails.

- Accommodation at the new hotel Koli Kylä

3. day Koli

- Packraft trip to Lake Pielinen

- Boat Trip to the Kelvä island

- Accommodation, dinner and sauna at Tarina-Aho/Kelvä

4. day Nurmes

Welcome to the Guesthouse getting to know Local Food and Karelian kitchen.

- Karelian dinner and Karelian pasty workshop - the world of local flavors

- Traditional smoke sauna

- Accommodation at the Guesthouse

5. day Nurmes

- Guided Hiking trip in the nature reserve area of Raesärkät

- Campfire coffee and snack lunch

- Dinner and sauna

- Accommodation at the Guesthouse

6. day Valtimo

- Canoeing / The Karhu river. Openfire lunch in the hut

- Rivebank sauna

- Silence trip to the forest

- Dinner and sauna

- Accommodation at the Guesthouse

7. day Valtimo

- Guided tours: Nurmes Old Town and Karelian Village

- Karelian style spa

- Shopping

- Dinner

8. day

Time to say bye, bye

Not incl. the price: transfer to the airport or local transfer (except Raesärkät trip).

Where in Finland ?



Suitable experience in June, July, August


Äksyt Ämmät Oy

Rantakatu 26, 80100 Joensuu
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