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Rental Equipment for Snow Sports

The Pyhä Piste Rental Shop, located at the base station of the Polar Slope, offers everything you need for your favourite snow sports. The following equipment is available: • Alpine skiing • Snowboarding • Cross-country skiing • Snowshoes Welcome to the Pyhä Piste Rental Shop!

Ice Fishing – Traditional Finnish Experience

Want to enjoy the Finnish wintertime? Put some skates on, glide to our island, and enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sit by a hole in the ice and wait for the fish to come. Our guide will explain how you'll get the biggest fish of all times. Our Winter Café will also provide you with a hot chocolate to keep you warm. Total duration circa 4 hours.

Ski Ticket to Laajis

Laajis was voted as the best local ski resort of the year in 2014. We are one of the most advanced resorts in Finland for freestyle skiing and snowboarding. Our three parks and 12 pistes offer challenges from beginners and pro shredders. Our ski school has been teaching people to ski over 50 years.

Expedition Tour

Dive into the lunar landscapes in the very North of Finland. For five days, you will hardly see any trees – only vast white plains of snowy fells (Lappish hills) and small mountains. With your guide and a small group, you will venture into an Arctic wilderness reserve on fell skis and pull a "pulka" or sledge that holds all the equipment and food needed for the week. You will sleep inside warm sleeping bags in tents and cook your meals with on a camping stove. A unique experience that combines the spirit of exploration, defying forces of nature and team performance.

Explorers’ Multiweek, 7 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! The perfect package for those who want to have the best excursions and also a couple of days for skiing, winter fun with the family, or just relaxing and enjoying the nature. Perfect for families! Accommodation included.

Snow Surfing at Lucky Ranch

The Pyhä area is a freerider's paradise. The long season and heavy snowfall mean there is always something to shred. You can reach the Soutaja backcountry without transportation from Lucky Ranch. Lucky Ranch is a test centre for Ilahu snow surfboards and home to many freeriders. Price includes a guide, a snow surfboard, hot drinks, and snacks. Suitable even for beginners.

Slopes and Activities for All

With its versatile slopes that are always in great condition, Sappee is an excellent winter sports resort for snowboarders and slalom skiers alike. There are 12 slopes altogether, lit and always in well-maintained. The vertical drop is 120 metres and the longest slope 850 metres long. Some of the slopes are easy and perfect for children and beginners. There are also intermediate and more challenging slopes suitable for those who have already mastered the basic skills of skiing or snowboarding.

Lakeside Sauna Trip with Ice Fishing and Snowshoeing

A day of lakeside fun awaits! First we’ll take you out ice fishing. A professional will instruct you in the proper use of the tools, and if the fish are biting, we’ll put what you catch on the grill. You also have a chance to try one of Lapland’s older forms of traverse in the snow: the snowshoe. Later we'll prepare some fire-grilled sausage, mushroom soup, and more. After our time out in the snow, we retreat to a lakeside sauna, just on the other side of the lake. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take a dip in the hole in the ice just outside the sauna!

Snowshoeing in a Magical Winter Forest

Our guided snowshoeing trip offers a meditative experience in the magical tranquility of a white winter forest. Suitable for over 12-year-olds and outdoor sport enthusiasts. Duration: 2–3 hours Distance: 3 km

Frozen Waterfalls of the Korouoma National Park

The Korouoma is a 30km long fracture valley in southern Lapland. The landscape of the area is exceptionally rugged and grand. Several steep streams freeze during the winter forming huge ice formations, offering fantastic views and display of colours. We will make a trip to the Korouoma canyon by car from where we move on foot or snowshoes depending on the conditions. The car transfer takes about 1,5h one way. Snacks will be offered during the trip by on open fire. Korouoma is a great place for making nature pictures all year around.

Snowshoe Trip at Tahko

A snowshoe trip to the winter wonderlands of Tahko and Kuopio. Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the wonders of the snowy forest. They allow you to move easily, no matter how deep the snow. And above all – it's a lot of fun! This trip teaches you the basics of snowshoeing and gives you a chance to see how beautiful Finnish nature is in the wintertime. It is amazing, as is the silence of the snow-covered woods. No previous experience is needed. Once you reach the half-way point, you will enjoy sausages and coffee prepared traditionally over a campfire.

Snowshoe Adventure

SNOWSHOE ADVENTURE 5 Hours in the morning/afternoon Day: Wednesday 10:00 – 15:00 Take a walk through the beautiful snowy landscape on snowshoes. This little adventure gives you the opportunity to see things you can't see on the beaten paths. Our pace is slow and the terrain won't be too difficult, so the tour is suitable for everyone. We will take a break at a laavu where we can make some coffee and have something to eat. This adventure is great for those who want to see more nature!

Exploring the Frozen Lake Saimaa

Welcome to an active winter holiday in the surroundings of the Linnansaari National Park! Experience the unforgettable skating excursion along the longest tour skating route in Finland with the amazing winter sceneries of the National Park. Try snowshoeing in the hills of Järvisydän, or ski along the snowy and frozen Lake Saimaa. Alternatively you can also just enjoy the sled/snowmobile ride and take a day trip to the national park and the idyllic Oravi village. On the guided trip our guide will lead you also to a camping place, where steaming hot beverages, snacks and an open fire await.

Saimaa on the Rocks – Ice Floating in Varkaus

THE winter experience for the courageous! Using Ursuit safety suits, we jump in upstream frozen water and float downstream like a cork. This is a safe, guided ice floating session in cold water, located in Varkaus center's Pirtinvirta river.

Olokolo Luxury Ride on the Frozen Sea

Enjoy the luxurious ride in the Olokolo, pulled by a snowmobile across the frozen sea. The 1,5 hour safari allows you to stay comfortably inside the nest, where through the transparent roof you may watch the vast open sky, admiring a sparkling sunny winter’s day, or the beauty of the star-filled darkness of Lapland at night. Daytime safari gives you a good opportunity to see the local fishermen at their job in the traditional way. Beautiful small islands around offer a great possibility to see the local wildlife. During the night-time, you may even see the northern lights!

Children's Winter Park

The Porokylä Winter Park gives the whole family a chance to play in the snow. The entrance fee includes the use of the carousel sled, snow shoes, children’s snowmobiles and toboggan slide. The cafeteria provides warm drinks, which you can enjoy by the fireplace. During Christmas, Santa will visit Porokylä and the reindeers. The park is open in December–March depending on snow conditions. See the opening hours on our website!

Wintertime Hiking and Fishing at Lake Saimaa

This package includes: Day 1: arrival, accommodation and supper at Nestorinranta Day 2: local breakfast, snowshoeing along the beautiful snowy hillsides of Lintusalo Island and Lake Saimaa, duration 4–5 hours (includes lunch and coffee/tea at local teepees); supper and sauna in the evening Day 3: local breakfast, a winter fishing trip on Lake Saimaa, duration 4–5 hours (includes lunch and coffee/tea at local tepees or on the ice), supper in the evening Day 4: departure after local breakfast

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners

Put on the skis and join us on the trail! Cross-country skiing is an effective exercise for the whole body. This program gives you access to the traditional winter sport with a guide. First we get used to the skis and learn the basic techniques, then we go test your skills on the track. Price includes skiing equipment. Duration about 2 hours.

Northern Light Hunting on Snowshoes

Seeing the Northern lights is an experience beyond description, one that you will never forget.The best locations for hunting the Northern Lights are very easily accessible on snowshoes. Total darkness and silence in the middle of a snowy forest create an expectant atmosphere that makes the hunt even more exciting. Our experienced guide leads you safely to places where you have a good chance to see the Northern Lights. You will also learn interesting facts about the Northern Lights as well as Lappish nature and history.