Enchanting nature experiences in the North Karelia, Finland

Sence the wilderness next to the eastern border

Starry skies, silence and peace of nature

Feel great nature in the scenery of North Karelia

Cabin holidays, an active lifestyle or perhaps self-guided outdoor activities for every day! Here at KoiHu Adventures we offer you both peace of mind, tranquility and a chance to experience nature in the heart of Ilomantsi’s beautiful wilderness. Are you looking for new canoeing experiences for your group of friends or are you interested in trying out canoeing or SUP (Stand Up Paddling)? Would you like to have a quiet and relaxing cabin stay or perhaps sign up for a more active holiday experience on the scenic landscapes of Koitajoki river, Koitere lake, Petkeljärvi and Patvinsuo Natural Parks? You can learn more about our holiday offerings from these pages. Find out more now!

Corona Info: Our services are normally available

Our services favor inherently safe holidays and activities;

  • Self-guided kayaking, hiking and biking take place among your own group in the nature of Ilomantsi, where there is a lot of space, and no other people nearby
  • Guided kayak trips are made in small groups, and we follow safety margins whenever possible and otherwise reasonably deliver as instructed by all of us; not participating on a trip when sick, taking care of hand hygiene, etc.
  • The cottage accommodation are surrounded by nature and you share it with your own group. There are no other people nearby. We perform thorough cleaning between guests as recommended.
  • Peat sauna and other treatments take place close to each other, in small groups. Here it is important for everyone to take care of good hygiene and the Koihu instructor wears disposable gloves and respirators if necessary.

Warmly welcome to enjoy our services in the summer of 2021!

Canoeing experiences in silence of the easternmost Finnish nature

Weekend getaway to the river paddling, 45km

Enjoy few days within silent nature and discover the full length of connected river Koitajoki by canoeing. We take care of the equipment,...
From 140 €/person

Exploring the wilderness lake Koitere and its Pearls, 30-40 km

Enjoy the beautiful lake, it’s mystic islands and tranquility on the sandy beaches by the campfire
From 147 €/person

Canoeing escape into the Wilderness, 105km

Discover yourself from Petkeljärvi National Park via river Koitajoki to lake Koitere through changing nature from ridged landscapes to swamp scenes.
From 282 €/person

What our customers have said?

Unbelievable nature lovers' location, very short walk from the cottage to the river with excellent fishing and great canoeing! The hosts are VERY friendly and helpful, the facilities are simple but perfectly functional for fans of outdoor activities. Very good value for the money.

ILO107 Cottage visitors from Poland

Wenn man sich auf die Besonderheiten des Ferienhauses einlässt, gibt es nichts zu kritisieren! Das Ferienhaus liegt abseits der Zivilisation an einem Flussarm. Der wunderbare Patvinsuo-Nationalpark bietet zahlreiche Wander-und andere Freizeit-Möglichkeiten. Die Einrichtung ist gemütlich, zweckmässig und auch ökologisch klug gestaltet. Man muss auf nichts verzichten. Bei Sonne werden die Batterien über Solarstrom geladen. Herd und Kühlschrank laufen mit Propan-Gas. Die Trockentoilette befindet sich neben dem Haus und ist ebenfalls sauber und gemütlich. Das Wasser wird aus einem Trinkwasserbrunnen am Fluss geholt. Die Umgemung ist traumhaft und solch eine Ruhe und Entspannung findet man in dieser Form nur noch selten. Die Sauna und die der zentrale Ofen werden mit Holz befauert - wie auch sonst? - wir sind in Finnland!

ILO103 cottage visitor from Germany

I  great week of solitude. I made a 1 week trip, all alone. KoiHu provided a very, very awesome support! They gave me a very accurate Map with drawn pathways to travel, weather forecast and good advice.
Will do it again some day! 

Paddling from Petkeljärvi to Koitere by Kai

I booked very spontaneously a 3-day kayaking trip via mail. After a short phone call everything was planned for starting the trip the next day at noon. I've planned my trip with advice from Pirkko. Solitude and landscape were phenomenal.Organisation (car transfer etc.) were perfect. Everything worked out very smoothly. Päivi and Pirkko were both very friendly and helpful. I can highly recommend KoiHu Adventures.

Paddling from Koitajoki to Koitere by Jan

Koihu adventures povided great support from the very first contact to the end of our trip. They suggested the best routes for us - based on our preferences and knowledge. We always felt save and supported during our 10 day kajak trip trough the finish wilderness. Even if the plans are changing due to weather conditions, Koihu adventures always tired to make everything possible to ensure a geat experience. 
The finish landscape is simply outstanding. Best kajaking experience we had so far!

Jan and Lukas from Germany

Padding from East Koitajoki to Koitere

Während 6 Tagen durften wir die beeindruckende Wildnis Kareliens auf einem Kanu hautnah erleben. Pirkko und Päivi haben uns dabei von Anfang weg mit einer herzlichen Art begleitet und uns einen unvergesslichen letzten Abend mit hausgemachtem Abendessen im Cottage ermöglicht. Danke euch beiden!
Einzig die Nächte waren bereits etwas sehr kalt im Zelt:) Umso schöner war die Sauna am Ende!

Paddling from Petkeljärvi to Koitere by F und S

More and full reviews of self-guided paddling adventures you can find from TripAdvisors: https://www.tripadvisor.fi/Attraction_Review-g189903-d14132213-Reviews-or5-KoiHu_Adventures-Ilomantsi_North_Karelia.html#REVIEWS

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Peace of mind, tranquility and a chance to experience nature

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Ilo 103 cabin

ILO 103 -cabin - from the cabin’s back terrace you can admire the sparkling calm river landscape of Koitajoki, just a stone's throw away, towards your...
Start at 75 €/per day
1-4 persons

Ilo 107 Cabin

The ILO107 cottage can accommodate well 4 people and there are 6 bed seats in total The yard is spacious and the sandy beach of the cottage is shallow...
From 97 €/per day
2+2+2 persons

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