Saddle up! 7 ways to experience North Karelia on horseback

In commercial cooperation with VisitKarelia Article by Terhi Ilosaari You turn onto a path that can barely be distinguished from the terrain, leading you into a mystical old forest. Your ride carries you up high, above the scratchy brushwood. You admire the dark scent of autumn, while your horse bows his head to fumble for […]

The Guesthouse to Guesthouse tour is a full service cross-country ski tour in North Karelia

In commercial cooperation with VisitKarelia Article by Terhi Ilosaari On my day of departure, Southern Finland had been released from the grips of winter. The road had thawed and was watery all the way to Kuopio. Then along came a snowstorm. The landscape was completely white, nothing but dusty clouds of white. On arrival at […]

View from Iivaara fell

Last days of autumn at Iivaara, Kuusamo Region, Northeast Finland

Hiking up north in Finland if always fun – but it’s even better than usual during the fall. Great brisk weather, no mosquitoes, safe environment – you can lose yourself for hours on end… in a good way. Join me this time as we hike up Iivaara fell, and enjoy the best hiking weather of […]