Day 1: Transfer from the Kuopio airport (at 6 pm) or from the Nurmes railway station. Arrival at the guesthouse Pihlajapuu, dinner and getting to know each other.
Day 2: After breakfast a walk in the neighbourhood (Nordic walking) ca. 5 km. In the afternoon the Karelian national game Kyykkä on the yard. Sauna in the evening.
Day 3: Cycle trip around the lake Viemenenjärvi and to the Nälkömäki Hill for a beautiful view over forests and lakes, ca. 16 km. Swimming in the lake on the way. Or we can also bike to Nurmes for shopping and sightseeing, ca. 50 km. In the evening a short course in Finnish language - just to learn some useful Finnish words.
Day 4: Canoeing course on the nearby lake Viemenenjärvi. Swimming.
Day 5: Hiking in the nature reserve area of Raesärkät. A lot of small lakes to swim in. Campfire coffee. The trip lasts about 6 hours.
Day 6: Canoeing on the big Pielinen lake (if the weather is calm) or on a gently flowing river, ca. 10 km.
Day 7: Bike trip to the isles of Paalasmaa. The route is going over several islands and we'll go by ferry to a little village in the middle of the lake Pielinen, ca. 40 km. In the evening glow-fried salmon for dinner in a wooden teepee and a traditional smoke sauna - both at Minna's.
Day 8: A day-off for extra tours in the surroundings. Visit to a Finnhorse farm, Koli national park etc. Ask for more details.
Day 9: Time to say bye, bye - hei, hei.
Extra fee for single room. On arrival day, Saturday: group transfer from the Kuopio airport at about 6 pm. At the end of the tour, Saturday: group transfer at 9 am back to the airport. Accommodation at guesthouse Pihlajapuu incl. double rooms, full board, bikes and canoes, sauna daily, guidance
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