Day 1: Arrival at Karelian Guesthouse Puukarin Pysäkki, in Valtimo (about 150 km transfer from airport Kuopio). Dinner and getting to know the fellow-skiers.
Day 2: Getting to know the skies, skiing tour around Paalajanvaara in the afternoon, 8 km. Accommodation in Puukarin Pysäkki.
Day 3: Starting the tour by skiing through forests and fields and along lakes, 26 km. We grill sausages by the campfire on our pause. Accommodation in Laitalan Lomat.
Day 4: The house ski track of Laitalan Lomat, 16 km. Getting to know the reindeers of Laitala! Accommodation in Laitalan Lomat.
Day 5: Skiing along variable terrain to Guesthouse Pihlajapuu, 27 km. We make a pause inside in a farmhouse. Our host and hostess in the farmhouse are very nice and genuine Finnish persons. Accommodation from now on is at Pihlajapuu.
Day 6: Skiing tour from Pihlajapuu to Guesthouse Männikkölän Pirtti where we taste the famous Karelian pies of Ritva hostess. After a nice pause we continue our skiing tour to Bomba house. At Bomba we visit the main building with a souvenir shop. Most of the ski track is on the fourth biggest lake of Finland, Lake Pielinen. 19 km. From Bomba house a transfer back to Pihlajapuu. Accommodation at Pihlajapuu.
Day 7: We make a short skiing tour to Nälkömäki (12 km). In the evening smoke sauna at Minna's and dinner (glow-fried salmon) at Pihlajapuu.
Day 8: Group transfer to aiport. Time to say hei, hei!
Skiing experience and good condition to ski max. 30 km/day. We advice you to ski in your home country or elsewhere before you take part in our skiing tour. A lot of team spirit! Our skiing track is a nature track made by snowmobile. So in case of a hard wind and snow storm we cannot guarantee the track stays open all the time. Sorry about the inconvenience!
On the arrival day, Saturday; group transfer from airport Kuopio about at 18.00. Return on Sunday; group transfer to airport Kuopio at about 9.00 for the flight about 11 hours. Accommodation at various guesthouses (Puukarin Pysäkki, Laitalan Lomat and Pihlajapuu) in double rooms, full board, sauna every day, luggage transport, guidance. The group is an international group. The guidance will be in English and in German! One or two guides per group. Extra fee for single room. Extra fee for skis and skiboots.
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