For nature enthusiasts North Karelia offers its best. Throw your everyday worries from your shoulders, relax and enjoy the scenery f.ex by taking the Karjalan Kierros with its fascinating hiking-, water-, and bike trails. Alone or with a guide, whatever feels the best option for you.
The national parks Koli, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi are three very different and interesting hiking locations near Nurmes. Take a day trip to national park and return to your lodging to bath in a sauna and sleep.
Joensuu’s Tuupovaara has a beautiful Vekaruksen ulkoilualue which includes trails near the rapids and many tipi-like huts for accommodation. Huts are also available for wheelchair users.
Most of the trail guides and maps can be bought from Karelia Expert Tourist Service ltd offices.
Helpful links for planing your trip: www.vaellus.info, www.luontoon.fi