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Silent Moments

Price / person
starting from

300 €

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Silent Moments at Guesthouses

Programme description

This program is available at 7 different guesthouses around North Karelia!

Take a break from day-to-day life to simply be and peacefully listen to your surroundings and yourself. A two-day stop in a silent guesthouse is an opportunity for rest, spending time outdoors, guided light exercise, delicious local food, relaxation for mind and body, and for actively listening to the sounds of silence.

Programme information




Guesthouse Pihlajapuu in Nurmes and 6 other guesthouses in North Karelia


2 nights




from 300 €

Price includes

The price includes accommodation, full board, sauna and program as mentioned below.

Detailed programme

Day 1: Welcome to North Karelia You can either make your own way to your guesthouse or if you have booked a transfer we will collect you from the airport or train station. Once you have settled in, there will be a welcoming event. This will either be; a short welcome song, a poem or a beautiful moment outside in nature. Let us surprise you! After you have explored your accommodation and its surroundings, you can look forward to a sauna to recover from your journey. For dinner there is a Karelian specialty, Karelian pirogs. After dinner you can relax with a 30-minute-long light Yoga class or with some relaxation exercises.

Day 2: Relaxation. Sounds of the forest. Sauna We start the morning with a 30 minute wake-up ritual in the form of forest-yoga. If the weather is not suitable the exercises are held indoors. This leaves you totally relaxed to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast we take a short 3-6 km walk through the forest. Our mantra for this morning is; ”at the source of the essential”; (In the winter we walk in snowshoes). We do several breathing exercises whilst listening to the sounds of the forest. For lunch there is delicious fresh sea fish and side dish cooked and served in front of an open fire. In the afternoon the sauna will be ready and you have the chance to relax your muscles in its deep heat, before having a delicious dinner of salad, seasonal ingredients and a vegetable Quiche with herbs. The day ends with another 30 minute light evening Yoga with stretch exercises or simple relaxation exercises.

Day 3: Listening to the sounds of the forest and relaxed for the journey home Your final day begins with a 30 minute wake-up ritual in the form of forest-yoga. If the weather is not suitable the exercises are held indoors. After a delicious and rich breakfast, you take a short 1-2 km walk, (walking in snowshoes in winter) through the forest listening to its sounds and the sound of silence. When you return and before check out, you are served a lunch of delicious vegetable soup. After lunch you can return home relaxed and filled with lasting memories. Please note: Itineraries vary according to which guesthouse you are in. Each guesthouse has its own ‘sound of silence’ package and their own special offers. You can choose the guesthouse which best serves your requirements.

The guesthouses:
Puukarin Pysäkki, www.puukarinpysakki.fi
Laitalan Lomat, www.laitalanlomat.com
Männikkölän Pirtti, www.mannikkolanpirtti.com
Majatalo Pihlajapuu, www.aksytammat.fi
Karelia Cottages, www.kareliacottages.com
Möhkön Rajakartano, www.rajakartano.fi

Your Accommodation: During your stay you will be accommodated in one of the six participating guesthouses in a double room. In some guesthouses you can book a single room at an extra cost.

Good to know

The food consists largely of local, organic, natural produce and varies from guesthouse to guesthouse. Plenty of sea fish and game, as well as fruit, vegetables and berries are used as staples of the menus. Finnish breakfasts often consists of porridge with berries, rye bread, buns, various cold meats and cheese, and vegetables. Coffee and tea are readily available. Dinner menus depend on the season, for example, in the summer you can enjoy a delicious vegetable Quiche with fresh herbs.

Additional information:

  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
  • Group size: 2-12 persons
  • Massages and other treatments can be booked in advance. The available treatments vary from the guesthouse to guesthouse.
  • It is also possible to plan a tailor-made programme for groups.The package includes:
  • Accommodation in one of the guesthouses in a double room
  • Full-board
  • Sauna
  • Daily programme


  • Single room supplement 20€ per person/night
  • Transfers. Available on request: from Joensuu and Kuopio airport
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