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Dark Arctic winters have their counterpart in one of the most iconic of Finnish natural phenomena, the Midnight Sun. Sun does not set for 70 days. The sound of silence combined with the revitalizing rays of the Midnight Sun is nature’s own remedy for the weary soul. With us you can enjoy the nature and do day trips combining activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, fishing. Summer begins in early June. The autumn colours are its best in Septemper.

Stay Overnight, Into The Wild

Malmbacka is a recently established village of cottages in historical Snappertuna in Southern Finland. It is surrounded by wild animals in a beautiful rural setting. Here you can enjoy our beautiful nature all year round, do some hiking and bicycle trips, spend relaxing vacation days, and experience peace and quiet at its best. You can prepare your food over an open fire and sleep in a cottage or in a charcoal worker’s hut on a sheepskin.

All About Forest

Get familiar with the varied landscapes of Southern Konnevesi National Park; breathtaking sceneries, herb-rich forests hidden behind rock walls and high cliffs surrounded with lakes. All About Forest offers a safe experience and lot of knowledge about Finnish forests through guided trekking and a fatbike tour. Finish the days with delicious meals and a healing sauna. For the night, you can choose your level of comfort from tent to white linens. Spend your holiday in fresh, clean air with the naturally calming surroundings of peace and quiet in the heart of Finland.

Wellbeing in Nature – Short Trip to the Lakeside

Health4u Krapi organises short trips to beautiful country & lake side in the culturally rich Lake Tuusula area. Wellbeing. Fresh air. Culture. All in one. Short trips – 1 to 4 hours Your personal Health4u Guide will take you on a walking or cycling trip in the surroundings of Lake Tuusula. During the trip, we will stop by the lake in a beautiful location for some light breathing and yoga exercises. You will also learn some wellbeing tips that you can easily implement in your everyday life. Nordic walking trips also available.

Vuoksi Maxi Tour by Bike

This 2-hour tour takes you all the way upstream to Lake Saimaa. You'll hear stories about the river Vuoksi and the Imatra rapids. You'll see the memorials for the English and Scottish racing drivers who died in Imatra as a result of a crash in the Finnish GP. You will learn about the dramatic days of war in the Imatra region and see the beautiful War Veterans' Memorial Park. You will pass the Millennium Babies' Appletree Park, the Orthodox church of St. Nicholas and the Neitsytniemi Mansion. The fishermen's base Mutterinranta and the Industrial Workers' Housing museum are on the route as well.

Outdoor Day Near Helsinki

Only an hour's drive from Helsinki will find you in charming Kanta-Häme, a region perfect for outdoor activities. During the day, our professional guide will help you explore our nature in different ways, including fatbikes and canoes. Between the sports, you can enjoy a lunch or dinner made by our restaurant, which specializes in local food. In the evening you are more than welcome to enjoy our complimentary lakeside sauna!

Cycling Holiday in Southwest Finland – Self-Guided 9 Days / 8 Nights

9-day self-guided cycling holiday in Southwest Finland will bring you from Salo to Kimitoön, passing Teijo National Park and lovely countryside all the way south out to the Archipelago National Park. You cycle along small countryside roads, forest paths and scenic cycle routes. Besides the beautiful and varying nature and scenery, there is much to see and experience along the route; small, lively villages with culturohistorical ironworks buildings, mills, red ochre houses, and the majestic Bengtskär lighthouse. Enjoy the calm atmosphere – and of course the Finnish sauna!

Tour de Pyhä

Would you like to experience Pyhä in three different ways? Tour de Pyhä consists of mountain biking around Lake Pyhäjärvi (12 km), canoeing along the small river Pyhäjoki (13 km) and hiking a sightseeing route over the Soutaja fell (7 km). We will enjoy a hearty soup and coffee by the riverside. This is a journey of body and mind, where physical activities combine with relaxing nature exploration. The pace will be set to suit all participants. Come awaken your senses at Pyhä!

Heart of the Archipelago

During our full-day, guided bicycle trips you will feel your mind truly relax as you concentrate on the quiet allure of the archipelago landscape. Rejuvenate your mind and body on our best nature trails and vantage points, while getting familiar with local flora and fauna. Visit idyllic little villages and taste authentic archipelago cuisine. By staying over in the archipelago, you'll get a more in-depth view of island life. Experience the motorized version of a bridge: ferry transportation. Accommodation in one B&B for the duration of the trip. Come and join our adventure!

Helsinki Highlights By Bikes

An entertaining guided bike tour to see the major attractions and vast green spaces we have in and around the centre of Helsinki. Helsinki has more than 1000km of biking lanes and it is comfortable to cycle here even if first time in town!

Visit the Forest on a Bicycle

Hit Central Park on two wheels! A half-day tour (about 4 hours) that shows you just how fluently nature integrates with urban life in Helsinki. The proximity of nature and wildlife in Helsinki is an exotic experience. You will learn the fundamentals of Finnish nature while still inside the City borders. You will also see a variety of lifestyles and housing that blend forest and wildlife with everyday life in our beautiful capital. The tour includes a snack and coffee break in the woods, where you can take it easy and inhale the fresh air and enjoy the surrounding green bliss.

National Park by Bicycle

Feast your eyes on the view from the top off the cliff, the clear wilderness ponds, and rugged rocky hills. Climb an observation tower to watch the uninhabited wilderness from a bird's-eye view and experience the tranquility of our primeval forests. The Repovesi National Park offers something you can't find in the cities — rugged rocks, calm waters, and awesome forest life. This guided mountain bike tour lets you experience all this for yourself.

Chalet Ruka Peak – Active Autumn Holiday, 3 Days

Three days of colour therapy and activities at the cozy luxury hotel Chalet Ruka Peak. You get to try wild river rafting at the beautiful Kitka river and mountain biking in the Ruka area. After an active day, you can relax in our Sauna World and enjoy some pampering and Sauna Therapy. Our restaurant offers you local tastes from the wild nature, including a special game raclette dinner. Long, relaxing walks in the glowing forest give you energy! Chalet Ruka Peak wishes you a warm welcome to our glowing autumn forests! Minimum 2 persons or group.

Tampere by Bike

Discover monuments and explore hidden parts of the city with a local guide. Jump on the saddle and take a ride along the bike paths and back streets of Tampere. We will make frequent stops so that you can enjoy the sights, take photos and listen to the guide's interesting facts and historical tales.

Pure & Green Forest with Fatbikes

Experience Finland's ”green gold” and take your well-being to a new level! Fatbikes are an extraordinary way to explore nature and outdoors year-round. Riding on fatbikes is easy and suitable for everyone! The bike rolls smoothly, letting you feel the pure and quiet green forest at its best: calm and relaxing. The Peurunka Fatbike experience suits everyone who knows how to ride a bike and is keen to explore the Finnish forests and countryside a bit deeper, admiring the Lakeland's scenery safely with a guide.

Hike & Bike Around the Teijo National Park (4 Days)

The Mathildedal Ironworks Village provides memorable experiences, an authentic milieu and an insight into the Finnish lifestyle. Enjoy a walk in the idyllic Mathildedal Ironworks Village. Visit the historical exhibition, the alpaca mill, the local brewery, the bakery and the coffee rostery. Go on a hike in the Teijo National Park, make a campfire, listen to the silence and enjoy the scenery around you. Experience a traditional sauna by the lake or seaside and refresh in the cooling waters. Bike around all three Ironworks Villages in one day: Mathildedal, Teijo, Kirjakkala.

Biking & Canoeing Holiday at Lake Saimaa

1 night, 2 days After check-in, bike to Mikkeli city centre through beautiful Finnish sceneries, all by yourself. There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic or swim, so feel free to indulge yourself. City maps are available in the hotel reception. Then choose a canoe or rowing boat from Kyyhkylä's shore and enjoy a cruise at your own pace. Dinner at the Manor. The next morning you can go Nordic Walking after breakfast and enjoy Kyyhkylä's beautiful lakeside views.

Island Hopping by Bike in the Finnish Archipelago

Our cycling tour around the Finnish archipelago, hops from island to island using local ferries. Included in the package is accommodation in a combination of locally-thatched mini-cottages, converted barns, spas, and the city of Turku; bicycle hire with panniers and helmets; detailed route notes; cycling maps; luggage transportation; and 24 hour emergency service.

Cycle Tour Mariehamn Trail

The six day, seven nights individual cycle tour takes you through Turku and Aland Archipelagos on bike. You can start and end in Turku or Västergård, on the island of Nagu. The peace and tranquillity, particulary in the rugged outer islands, is an unique experience. Along the route there are many interesting tourist attractions. Most of the roads surfaces are paved and the profile of the route is fairly flat. You are welcome to add extra nights at all stops for local biking or additional activities. The tour can also be made by car.

Fatbiking in Bear Kingdom

Experience a new way of moving in the snow-covered Taiga Forest. During this one week holiday, you will ride purpose-built fatbikes for 80 kilometres in untouched Wilderness. The area is home to several Brown Bears, but luckily they are in deep slumber this time of the year. Enjoy the unspoiled forests and silence while riding your bike right next to the Russian border. On the way, we will see many animal tracks in the snow – and you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky.