Vanha kauppala / Puu-Nurmes (“Nurmes Old Town”)
In the heart of Nurmes you can find the protected and historically valuable Puu-Nurmes and Vanha Kauppala ridge area. The majority of the area’s building property dates from the 1880s to the 1930s, and therefore Puu-Nurmes is known as one of the best-preserved wooden house areas in Finland. The ridge offers magnificent views of Lake Nurmesjärvi and Lake Pielinen. Bomba is located 4 km from the city of Nurmes and you can for example rent a bike and have a day trip by yourself.
Churches and tsasounas
The Orthodox faith is known to have influenced the spiritual life of Lake Pielinen and the Karelia region already from the 1950. There are many Orthodox churches and tsasounas in the area of Nurmes, which are known for their incredibly beautiful architecture. The small tsanouna can also be found close to the Bomba Karelian Village.
There are many interesting nature sights and trails in the Bomba and Nurmes area.
Most of the trails are marked well and they have many nice places to have a rest or even make a campfire. You can get more information about the trails from our safari house.
Spa Bomba and beaches
Spa Bomba with its pampering saunas, outdoor jacuzzis and indoor pools is located close to the Karelian Village. You can also dip into the lake from this Spa, if you wish.
The closest beach is just at the Karelian village but also Nurmes city has great beaches closeby.
Koli National Park
Koli is a Finnish National Park that has inspired countless artists, poets, and authors since the Romantic era. A place from which you can draw inspiration time and time again. An hour’s drive from Bombaa you can find Koli National Park and the Finnish national landscape loved by both us Finns and travelers from far and wide. On its trails, you can wander and relax in the peace of the ancient forests of Koli and Lake Pielinen in all seasons.
Puukarin Pysäkki Guest House / Karelian Cuisine
Experience Karelian food heritage with wild herbs and products from the own farm. The heart of the kitchen is the traditional wood burning oven, in which the delicious food and delicacies of the Guesthouse are cooked and baked. Food is served in the warm atmosphere of the Guesthouse, at long tables in bowls and trays, where the food circles around the table from one diner to another. Besides excellent food, organic wine and local brewery’s good quality beer is enjoyed during meals. Meals will be hosted by Ms Anni Korhonen, the real Karelian lady, the owner of the Guesthouse.. Anni’s passion is Karelian cuisine and she uses local products and old traditions and recipes to charm each guest. Anni also plays “Kantele”, the Finnish traditional instrument.