We offer our visitors a great variety of services: excursions and master classes, fishing and hunting, and learning Karelian games and entertainment.
Cultural and historical excursions take place in Palnavolok, Gizhino, and Tashkenitsa. In these villages Karelian houses built in the 19 th century, old black saunas, and wells have been preserved. The excursion programmes are built based on the natural and cultural wealth in this area.
Excursion on foot + guide: a walk in the forest, including mushroom and berry picking, with escort.
Excursion on foot + guide: visit the historical places of Kuuyarvi for 2 days, includes a picnic.
If you enjoy hiking with a tent and backpack, we will ensure you have a toilet and water available on a plot of land where you can set up your tent and isolate yourself from the whole world.
We can meet you at the train or bus station or take you there. We can take you on any excursion or lead you to a fishing or hunting spot along with equipment. Even if you simply wish to drive through our beautiful areas, our cars are at your service.
Fishing and Hunting
If you own a rifle and fishing rod, then you are a person after our own heart, and we will have enough entertainment for you.
Spring hunting season (birds, such as wood grouse during the courtship season, black grouse, geese, ducks, and woodcocks) with attendant.
Autumn hunting season (black grouse, geese, ducks, wood grouse, and hares) with attendant.
Hunt with a gamekeeper (bears and elk).
Fishing in bodies of water (bass, pike, bream, roach, and trout) with attendant.
Fishing and rafting down the Vazhinka River — two to five days.
Boats and fishing equipment for hire.
In winter we offer fishing, rental or excursions on snowmobiles, skiing in the area surrounding the village with attendant and skiing equipment, sledding (including with inflatable sleds) down the hill with attendant, ski equipment rental, sled rental, inflatable sled rental, etc.
We offer you a series of Karelian master classes on weaving, Karelian cuisine, and preparation of oatmeal with wooden millstones. We will also teach you how to heat a black sauna and how to use ancient Karelian incantations to secure good weather or plentiful crops and lift your lembi (erotic power).
From us you can buy souvenirs made by local artisans: items made from birch bark, embroidery, fabric, knitted items, and ceramics.