Day of relaxation in the embrace of KOLI´s traditional landscapes

Welcome! Connect with nature, feel at peace and enjoy wellness on a day trip to Nevala Nature Homestead. Pet and cuddle with finnsheep, enjoy a meal made with local, natural ingredients and experience the traditional way of sauna bathing. Set your mind at ease in Nevala’s traditional homestead.

This trip is also available for groups via order

Departure 9:00 from Joensuu market hall and return at 16:00

Instructors: Laura Liefveld ja Sonja Linnala

Included: transit Joensuu-Koli-Joensuu, snacks and lunch, guided nature and mindfulness sessions and sauna.

Number of participants: 4-12 people




Welcome! Connect with nature, feel at peace and enjoy wellness on a day trip to Nevala Nature Homestead. The day begins with a calm and grounding nature walk (approx 1 km) from Heraniemi, along a meandering path through changing forest scenery. 

We’ll soon arrive at Nevala’s traditional farm where you get to pet finnsheep and -goats and enjoy the traditional landscape with peaceful meadows while having a snack inspired by the harvest of nature.

After a gentle start and a guided mindfulness and movement -session, Nevala’s hostess Sonja will lead you to the sauna.

In the traditional Finnish log-built sauna you will receive soothing care with local herbs powered by sauna songs from folklore. Let the steam warm you through traditionally guided, down-to-earth sauna bathing as the sauna cleans your body and soul.

Fresh from the sauna, a set table with a nourishing meal will be waiting for you. Produce from the garden and other gifts of nature are used to create a heartful lunch that you can enjoy in peace. 

After lunch, your ride will be taking you back to the city directly from the nature farm.

Suitable for those with basic mobility and health – the pace is calm along the path with frequent breaks. There is no need for earlier experience from mindfulness or traditional sauna bathing. You are welcome just as you are! 

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Sonja Linnala is the hostess of the Nevala nature farm. Among other things, she works as a sauna bather offering various sauna treatments; From herbal saunas to cupping and from traditional saunatreatments to washing massages. She also organizes various course activities at Nevala Nature Farm, such as wool spinning courses. Sonja is also a nature gatherer advisor, nature and environmental advisor and currently a wilderness guide student.

Laura Liefveld is a trained Nature Connection guide, Yoga and Mindful Self-compassion teacher, and M.Sc. (Econ.). She guides nature trips, and hosts retreats, courses, and yoga classes in Koli and North Karelia. Laura has extensive experience in guiding different groups in both business and education, and her diverse background in different cultures and professions has accumulated a deep understanding of the different layers of humanity. Today, she follows her calling as she guides fellow humans to a deeper and gentler connection with themselves, with their own nature. More info at



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Cancellation 7 days before the start of the event: 50% of the agreed price will be charged.
Cancellation 2 days before the start of the event: 100% of the agreed price will be charged.

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