There are many really good bird-watching sites near Ollila Holiday Cottages. With a stroke of luck you will see rare birds such as red-flanked bluetail, whose song has been heard right in the middle of our resort. In spring the pine forests are filled with the sounds of black grouse and capercaillie trying to win themselves a bride. You might even watch their display from your cottage window!
You are welcome to visit the restored shingle mill at Ollila, where shingles are still made using old methods. We will step into the forest with a frame saw in hand, select the right kind of tree, and cut it down. Then we will bark it and cut it into blocks, and take them to the mill to be made into shingles.
In spin fishing you will feel the catch fighting against you all the way up from the water, this is the main attraction in this form of fishing.
The soft heathland, the humming pine forest, and the serene lakeside view make a perfect setting for many summer parties such as weddings, dances, accordion evenings, and other events. Our Lappish hut, roomy dance hall and covered shelter provide enough room also for larger functions.
There are many hiking routes in the area around the Ollila Holiday Cottages. The marked trails leading to the nearby Muovaara Hill and its surroundings are ideal for enjoyable day tours. The old Eastern trade routes, i.e. the horse paths to Kuusamo and to the Russian border, can still be taken.