Depending on the weather, we can organize a sleigh ride for 1–3 people. It needs to be booked in advance. The ride lasts an hour, and during it we stop to serve a hot drink and a snack. The sleigh is pulled by our Finnhorse, Lovi.
Snow shoe walk
We can take groups of 1–8 people snowshoe walking over the quiet hills and wintry forests. The price includes guide services, use of snowshoes and poles, and a small snack.
The walk takes about 1–1:30 hours.
A guide for groups in the nature and sights of Ilomantsi.
For example, we can organise a tour of the wild herbs that grow on our farm. Travel expenses are charged separately. Ask us for more information.
Nature trail hike
On the Puustila farm in Ilomantsi sheep manage the traditional hilly landscape. On our guided nature trails over the meadows, guests learn about nature, the slash-and-burn forests, care for the traditional environments, sheep and the hill landscapes. During the hike, we stop at a bonfire in the shelter of the forest to drink coffee or tea brewed on an open fire, have a savoury snack and round it off with something sweet. To finish, we show guests the products that are derived from the sheep.
The hike is for 6-20 people and lasts 2:30-3 hours.
This “rosvopaisti” or lamb roast is a piece of local lamb slow-cooked in a heated earth pit. We serve it with potatoes, a green salad, rye bread, and, to drink, kvass, juice and water. We also serve coffee or tea and something sweet to go with them. The food is also available gluten-free.
The roast is served for a group of about 15-25 people. Serving takes about 2 hours.
Wild herb lesson
Several natural plants can be eaten, especially in the early summer. In our lesson, we teach you to identify the most common edible plants that grow in nature, and, after that, how to make food from them. At the end of the course, we eat them. We offer a welcome drink in the spirit of the topic.
The lesson is organised for a group of about 8-15 people. The lesson lasts about 3 hours.
Lamb cooking lesson
During the lesson we make 3–4 dishes with accompaniments, depending on the size of the group, from local lamb’s meat. To finish, we eat.
The lesson is organised for a group of about 10 to 15 people. The lesson takes about 5 hours.
We also offer other lessons and activities by prior arrangement. For example, we offer yarn hand-dying lessons. Suggest an activity you’d like to do or ask us for more information.
The sauna in the yard, made of hand-carved aspen logs, has a changing room, washing room and steam room. It is heated with a wood-fired stove. In the steam room, you can watch the fire burning in the stove and admire the sunset.
The washing room has a rain shower and the steam room sits 1–3 adults at a time. The price includes towels, seat covers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and juice and water to drink. You can also bring your own sauna drinks.
Bookings in advance.
Sauna + outdoor tub