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  3. Valtimo
  4. Puukarin Pysäkki

Puukarin Pysäkki

Location and atmosphere

Puukarin Pysäkki is located in North-eastern Karelia, 8 km from the village of Valtimo. The farm is home to 6 calving cows and their offspring, Finnish sheep, a donkey and a goat as well as cats and dogs. The farm produces organic cereals, vegetables, root crops and fruit. Home-baked rye bread, traditional Karelian pastries and cereal products are for sale on the farm. The owners of the guesthouse are active in many ways in promoting the traditional Karelian culture, as well as the traditional landscapes and biodiversity.


For tourists, the farm offers bed and breakfast and full board accommodation. The Guesthouse comprises 4 comfortable rooms sleeping 2 to 4 as well as an outbuilding sleeping 2 to 6. There is also a little cabin suitable for people using the wheelchair. Also self-catering possibilities are available, as well as a newly renovated house suitable for groups (5 rooms for 15 persons). The eatery Pysäkin Pirtti seats 40-60 people. The meals are based on Karelian tradition, using organic ingredients and home-grown products as much as possible.

Surroundings and activities

On the farm, you can learn about organic farming and traditional skills and crafts. There is also riding, a Karelian version of skittles and winter sports (skis for hire). A smoke sauna is available. The traditional holidays of wintertime are celebrated in the old style. There are guided tours of Murtovaara House Museum. Nearby there are a lake, a nature trail, a viewing point, heritage landscapes and cycling routes. The national parks of Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi are at 25 km. The farm is also on various hiking and canoeing routes.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

German, Finnish, Swedish, English


Number of persons26Number of rooms10Price double room per night€ 76 per roomPrice includes breakfast

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons15+12Number of holiday units2Please bring your own bed linenPlease bring your own towelsPrices on request

Group accommodation

Number of persons15Number of rooms5Please bring your own bed linenPlease bring your own sleeping bagPlease bring your own towelsPrice includes breakfastPrices on request


Own restaurant/canteenSales of own produceBreakfast€ 7Lunch€ 12Dinner€ 20




Bicycles for rent

Sauna/Turkish bath

Facilities for playing outside

Guided excursions in the surroundings

Tours of the farm

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)





Small live stock for children




Special target groups

Working on the farm (in exchange for board and lodging) possible

Member of WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms)

(Partially) wheelchair accessible (ramp, doorsteps, stairlift, elevator, etc.)

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)130 m

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Pastural agriculture, Horticulture, Arable farming, Forestry, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest city32 km N of NurmesNearest village8 km NW of Valtimo