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Environment and Activities

Herranniemi is the right choice whenever you wish to relax and enjoy the peaceful and beautiful nature, or want to spend an active holiday visiting North Karelia`s versatile culture and nature resorts and enjoy the services of the local activity companies. The area of lake Pielinen offers a lot to do and see around the year: canoeing and boat trips, hiking in the areas national parks and wilderness areas, fishing, biking, cross-country or downhill skiing and different kinds of guided tours like husky safari, icelandic horse safari and river rafting at Ruunaa. Forest wild animals such as bear, wolverine, elk and deer thrive in the forest area.

Our versatile sauna and well being options are perfect choice to help you relax and recover after activities of the day.
Village Vuonislahti is located in the middle of beautiful North Karelia. Near the village you can find the home, atelier and wooden chapel of famous sculptress Eva Ryynänen, animal park Pikku-Kili and the large outdoor museum Pielinen .

You can also get to great berry and mushroom forest right from the village. In the summertime there are traditional dances at the village dance floor. The locals organize summer markets where they sell handicrafts and food products.

You can get to the Koli national park in the summertime by car ferry from Lieksa, or for pre-order from Vuonislahti by traditional wooden boat. In the wintertime you can drive to Koli skiing slopes in fifteen minutes - the official ice road’s length is 8 km.

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