Wanhan Koulun Puoti

- Welcome to our beautiful village by the lake Pielinen -

Services in the spirit of the old village school

The Vuonislahti village school has its roots in the late 19th century. Now there is our cafe and village shop, where you can easily find services in the middle of the village near the train station.

We have a grocery store, local produce, handicrafts, organic products, gifts and fishing accessories among other things. Here you will also find a book shop, a pharmacy service point and a post office pick-up point. 

In our Cafe, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy our delicious pastries.

New in summer 2023! From June to August we have a summer terrace with serving rights.

 Welcome to enjoy the country atmosphere in our beautiful village by the Lake Pielinen.


We have a small grocery store and we also provide local delicacies and small items for every traveler. At our baking point, the oven is warm every day.

Our gift shop        

In our gift shop we have wonderful ecological products from soaps to laundry powders, local handicrafts from jewellery to woolen hats, as well as gifts and decoration products. 


In the café you will enjoy the old school milieu. In summer, you can also enjoy the village atmosphere while sitting outside. You can buy reading material for your summer holiday at our book shop.

Photo gallery

Opening hours  

Spring time opening hours until 2.6.2023

Cafe, Grocery store, gift shop, book shop, Pharmacy service point, Post office pick-up service:

Mon - Sat 11 - 16

Sun Closed


Exceptional opening hours: 29.-31.5.2023 closed


Mon closed, Tue-Thu 11-17, Fri-Sat 11-19, Sun 12-17

Exceptional opening hours:: Fri 23.6 klo 11-21, Sat 24.6. klo 12-18

18.6.2023 closed

30.6.-30.7.2023 Opening hours adapt to the summer theater, Simpauttaja

Mon suljettu, Tue-Thu 11-17, Fri 11-21, Sat 11-19, Sun 12-19

Wed 19.7 ja 26.7 klo 11-21


Mon suljettu, Tue-Thu 11-17, Fri-Sat 11-19, Sun 12-17

Exceptional opening hours: 27.8 Sun Closed

Welcome to Vuonislahti

We are Calle and Riikka. Our story in Vuonislahti starts with the cottage of Riikka´s grandparents, where we moved a few years ago. However, Riikka had been visiting her grandparents in the village since she was a baby. Stunning nature and national landscapes took over, that´s why we moved here.

When the old school in Vuonislahti was on sale, we made the decision to start Wanhan Koulun Puoti to meet the needs of villagers, cottagers and tourists alike. Vuonislahti is a dear place for us, we hope you enjoy our lively village like we do.

See you in the village <3

Wanhan Koulun Puoti Oy

Vuonislahdentie 184, 81590 Vuonislahti

+358 (0)45 344 5627