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Låna Boats

Låna Boats are emission free electrical picnic-boats that let you discover the city from a new perspective in an ecological way. Take a romantic picnic ride with a loved one, spend an evening with a friend or arrange a meeting on the Aura River. The boats are sturdy, suitable for 2–8 people, and have all the necessary equipment. The boats also have a Bluetooth sound system! You can buy some snacks and beverages from Å-Bar&Café to take with you, or you can bring your own food with you! Rent a Låna Boat for 1 to 3 hours, book your own adventure at www.lanaturku.fi!

Introduction to Paddling

The goal of this introduction is to learn the basic skills for kayaking and/or canoeing. Introduction takes place at the shore on shallow waters. Once you’ve learned the basics we will make a brief paddling trip towards Juuma village. After the introduction you can use the kayaks/canoes free of charge during guided trips!

Holiday Home Villa Nytorp

Villa Nytorp is a Finnish holiday home at its best. The villa has three bedrooms with five beds, a fully equipped kitchen and a traditional wood heated sauna. Naturally there is also a WiFI connection available. The villa is situated beautifully and privately in the woods, but still only 500 m away from the nearest bus stop. You have access to a private beach with a jetty or a rowing boat. A motorboat (or bigger boats) are available upon request. Feel free to explore the surroundings with the bikes available in Nytorp or the nearby nature trails.

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!

Helsinki–Tallinn 22-Hour Cruise

Silja Europa, the largest cruise ship on the Baltic Sea, takes you comfortably from Helsinki to Tallinn. The nautical atmosphere, splendid food, and great shopping possibilities make it worthwhile to travel by sea to Medieval Tallinn. Enjoy delicious dinner, buy fantastic souvenirs and relax in the spa area. Have good night's sleep onboard and discover the sights of Tallinn for 4 hours the next day. You’ll be back in Helsinki in the afternoon!

Osprey Safari to Linnansaari National Park

The Osprey Safari takes you to Linnansaari National Park where we will see this beautiful bird and its nests. On the way, we’ll take a break on Kaarnetsaari Island and make some coffee and local snacks by the open fire.

Canoe Trip to Lake Pielinen

First we practice how to paddle - starting while we are still on the coast, then moving to the water. After this our trip can start. On the way we will see beautiful parts of the lake Pielinen. We will paddle to the island, where we will take a small break. Our destination can be some small island near the coast, or Hiekkasaari (sand island ) / Iso- Korppi.

Day Trip to Sweden with Icebreaker Cruise and Lunch

Take a day trip to Sweden, only 120 km from Rovaniemi. A 3-hour Icebreaker cruise is a unique Arctic experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of majestic steel, ice, and sea will be unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. We will also pass through small Swedish villages and towns and stop for lunch in one of them.

Cruises in the Baltic Sea

Viking Line offers cruises in the Baltic Sea between Finland, Åland and Sweden. Viking Line also offers travel packages in both hotel and in cottages, eg golf, cycling and fishing. It is also possible to book accommodation and activities ashore on Åland via Viking Line.

Cruises to Bengtskär Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built in 1906 and is situated about 25 kilometres south-west of Hanko. Being the tallest lighthouse within the Nordic countries, Bengtskär rises a majestic 52 metres above sea level. If you want to experience the magnificient view, you have to climb up 252 steps, but the view is well worth the trouble!

Active Holiday on Mossala Island

A long forest trail across the island is perfect for hiking, and the observation tower on top of a hill offers spectacular views. You can also rent bikes, boats, kayaks, and SUP boards. Mossala Island Resort's 18-hole disc golf course is open daily. Our resort offers various accommodation options from cozy traveller’s cabins with shared bathroom to an exclusive design villa with a private beach. There is a camping site for backpackers and caravanners, two wood-burning saunas, and multiple options for active vacationers.

Two Canal Cruise

A fascinating cruise route on southern Lake Päijänne: two canals and three different lakes. The return journey is almost made every day. Good coach connections. Travel in one direction by scheduled coach and in the other by ship.

Helsinki‒Stockholm Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise between the capital cities of Finland and Sweden; Helsinki and Stockholm. Our ships offer a wide variety of onboard activities, visit one of the restaurants and bars and take in the spectacular scenery of the famous Scandinavian archipelago, shop brand name goods at the tax free shops, unwind at the spa, or enjoy great entertainment and music in the nightclub. You will have two nights on board and a full day at your leisure to explore the city of your destination.

Mercury-Batmax Safari

The two-seated Bat Max boats are waiting to take you on an unforgettable journey around the Finnish archipelago. A part of this safari is to land on a tiny un-inhabited island, where campfire coffee and cinnamon rolls are served. Stories about the history of this area will be told during a camp-fire coffee break.

A Baltic Sea Cruise Between Finland and Estonia

On this sailing cruise you will have an opportunity to sail the old unique, strong and seaworthy schooner on Baltic Sea. The ship starts from Turku, cruises along the most beautiful archipelago, stops in Högsåra and Hanko, then sails over Baltic Sea to Tallinn where you can spend the whole day exploring the historical Hansa town's sights and do shopping in idyllic, small shops. The cruise ends in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. This cruise is a marvellous combination of sailing and experiencing the special maritime culture in the Baltic cities.

The Feeling of Fishing at Lake Puruvesi in Saimaa

Lake Puruvesi is a fishing paradise famous for its clear water and outstanding fishing possibilities! We provide fishing guidance and boat trips to the islands nearby, throughout the year. We have fully professional facilities and equipment: rods, reels, lures, echolot, downrigger, floating suites which are ready for you to use and enjoy.

Accommodation at Guesthouse Backaro

Welcome to Backaro, a small, cosy guesthouse located on the island of Nötö within the Archipelago National Park in South-Western Finland. We have built and renovated Backa gårds old house to a comfortable guesthouse with cosy single and double rooms upstairs. Our recreational activities include boat rental and fishing trips, and you can also enjoy of the lovely heat of our wood heated sauna.