Farm stays, B&B and guesthouses

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Farms, B&Bs and Guesthouses in Koli

Farm stays, Bed and Breakfasts and guesthouses are for many travellers their favourite options as places to stay. They offer welcoming and home-like accommodation with full of character, and other services like horseback riding as well.

Paimentupa Tourist Farm

We offer comfortable year-round accommodation just next to Koli National Park. You can choose an apartment with a sauna on our farmyard or a high-quality cottage, and in summer we have summer rooms (called aitta in Finnish). In summer from June to August you can also book breakfast. With our Icelandic horses, you can go on horseback riding tours or ride on the field in all seasons.

Paimentupa, Kotaniementie 1, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 400 802 709, info(at), You can contact the company directly.

Vanhan Koulun Majatalo

Vanhan Koulun Majatalo (Old School Guesthouse) is a cosy and affordable place to stay all year round. Walking and skiing routes start right from the yard, and most services and famous viewpoints and sights of Koli are less than 10 minutes’ drive from the guesthouse.
The guesthouse has 8 rooms and 2 separate apartments (36 beds in total), a well-equipped self-service kitchen, outdoor grill area, wood-heated sauna, and a well-functioning space to dry and maintain your outdoor gear. The guesthouse has a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, and it welcomes both individual travellers and families, sport and work teams and groups of friends. Breakfast, packed lunch and other meals, as well as meeting services, are available for groups, ask for an offer!
Vanhan Koulun Majatalo, Niinilahdentie 47, 83690 Koli, tel. +358 50 343 7881,,

B&B Tarina-Aho

Tarina-Aho is a peaceful bed and breakfast close to nature on an island in Lake Pielinen – literally in the middle of the famous Finnish national landscape of Koli. Tarina-Abo can be reached from the Koli Harbour with a regular boat connection, a 20-minute journey on the waves of lake Pielinen, several times a day. You can stay overnight either in the big, traditional log house Kasino or in the summer rooms in the traditional barns on the yard. Garden breakfast is served from Kuusela cottage’s kitchen, where our hand-made Karelian pastries and buns are prepared. At Tarina-Aho you can also swim and take a sauna in a traditional wood-heated sauna or in a massive smoke sauna on the shore of Lake Pielinen.

Tarina-Aho, Kelvänsaari 81590, tel. + 358 45 353 1523,,, Instagram: tarina.aho, Facebook: Tarina-Aho.


Accommodation and activities in rural setting, next to Koli National Park at the junction of Herajärvi Trail hiking trails. Accommodation in summer rooms (aitta in Finnish), tent and caravan sites, space for meetings and celebrations, saunas and guided activities. In summer 2023 a new main building is constructed, and until it is finished, there are only compost toilets and washing in saunas or lakes. After the new main building is ready there will be indoor toilets and showers and a large main room to serve meals. Kiviniemi services and webpage are being updated in summer 2023. The services are provided by Kontiolahti Outdoor.

Kiviniemi, address Mustalahdentie 27, 81160 Kontiolahti. tel. +358 50 563 3480, Kiviniemi.

Guesthouse in Juuka

Guesthouse Juuka

Guesthouse Juuka is located at the historic centre of the Juuka parish village on the west shore of the great clear-watered Lake Pielinen. We offer accommodation for both private and corporate customers in five uniquely furnished rooms of different sizes. The quiet site ensures sweet dreams, and you can have your breakfast brought to your room on a tray. For groups, we serve breakfast in the dining room. Pets are allowed in some of the rooms, and we can also provide shelter for your bike or motorcycle. In summer we offer economy accommodation in the upstairs of our banqueting hall Juukeli for travellers with sleeping bags. We also rent bikes to our guests.

Guesthouse Juuka, Vanhatie 8, 83900 Juuka, majatalojuuka(at), tel. +358 503 517 490,

Counry Inn in Vuonislahti

Herranniemi Country Inn

Herranniemi Country Inn (Kestikievari Herranniemi) is situated on the east side of Lake Pielinen in the village of Vuonislahti, opposite the Koli hills. Herranniemi offers accommodation in rooms and cottages, several saunas and meeting facilities. In the restaurant traditional local, Karelian menu. Outings to the surroundings. The ice road (7 km) Vuonislahti-Koli.

Kestikievari Herranniemi, Vuonislahdentie 185, 81590 Vuonislahti, tel.+358 400 482 949, reception(at), Guest House Herranniemi. You can contact the company directly.

Accommodation in Jongunjoki


Jongunjoen Matkailu tourist company is situated about 30 kilometres north of Lieksa centre, close to the Nurmijärvi village. It is surrounded by the clean North Karelian nature, providing great terrains and waterways for outdoor life. The main building has four guest rooms plus a banqueting room, conference room, fireplace/tv room, and sauna. In the guest rooms we offer bed & breakfast accommodation, and in the courtyard area we have a cottage for rent round the year. In the same courtyard area, on the lake, we have a smoke sauna, a hot tub, a barrel-shaped wood-fired sauna, a barbecuing shelter, a swimming pier, and a campfire spot. The breakfasts and other meals for the B&B guests are served in the banqueting room. At other times the bar and the restaurant serve on order. Guided outdoor activities and rentals, such as canoes and SUP-boards.

Jongunjoen Matkailu Oy, Kivivaarantie 21, 81970 Jongunjoki, tel. +358 400 949 215,,  

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