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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

Snowshoeing for Pleasure Lovers

If you want to enjoy an easy snowshoe hike, join this trip to the Levi fell. We go up in a gondola, put on snowshoes, and the guide will explain how to use them. Enjoy the stunning scenery while slowly going down to the hut in Lammaskuru, where we enjoy a tasty snack. The guide will tell you facts and fiction about life in Lapland. After the break, we continue our journey down towards the front slopes, enjoying the snow. Duration about 2.5 hours.

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.

Ice Climbing Experience at Pyhätunturi

This is an outstanding chance to get familiar with the fascinating winter element of ice! With no previous climbing experience required, this activity is suitable for anyone with normal physical condition. Pyhätunturi, generally known as 'Pyhä' is a little village and a ski resort, located 135 km from Rovaniemi. The transportation from Rovaniemi is operated by Pyhä Ski Bus.

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.

Punkaharju Snowshoe Park

Walking on snowshoes gives you an opportunity to experience winter nature in a way that is almost impossible otherwise. Within the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, there are eight magnificent and clearly marked snowshoe trails around the ridges of Punkaharju and other exciting terrain. The area is easily accessible by train, and snowshoe rentals operate in many resorts in the area.

Visit to a Local Family Farm and Skiing with Huskies

Welcome to visit a tiny family run husky farm near Rovaniemi, where the eight huskies are considered as members of the family. Skiing with the huskies is great fun, but it demands previous experience of alpine or cross-country skiing. The distance of the ride is 5-10km, depending on the weather conditions and your skills. After a thrilling adventure we will stop by a fireplace and have a warm drink and a little snack. This visit it suitable only for families, couples or friends – and the max. group size is 6 guests, with limited availability.

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!

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 Walking in the South Coast Archipelago

Enjoy the beautiful winter landscapes of the Finnish archipelago. Go snowshoe walking on the ice among snowcapped islands and skerries. Feel the unique sense of freedom, hear the silence. SE-Action offers snowshoeing equipment and guidance. At only a 30-minute drive from Helsinki!

Winter Activity Day Tours

In the winter time, there are a number of activities you can enjoy with us for! Skiing, snow kiting, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, fatbiking, ice fishing, visiting a reindeer herder, sledding... First snow usually falls in October. The Polar Night starts in October and ends in mid-January. The high season for auroras begins in November and lasts until March. Our kite school is open until May.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Hunt for Northern Lights and Lappish Barbecue

Come join us for an evening out of the city, as we take you from your hotel to great viewing locations for the best chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights! You will get a chance to try out snowshoes and enjoy a traditional meal of reindeer sausages, boletus mushroom soup, and blueberry tea, all while we watch the skies overhead for those wondrous lights in the sky, the Aurora Borealis!

Snowshoe Hiking Tours

Hiking with snowshoes is a silent and pleasant way to move in different environments and many types of weather, also in demanding terrain. Snowshoes are easy to carry, e.g. strapped on your backpack. On our tours, we always aim for higher ground to get a view of the scenery. We might also go see frozen waterfalls or have a picnic in an old, previously inhabited cave. We have a range of tours from a few hours to whole-day trips.

Juha Kankkunen Ice Driving Academy

Experience driving on ice and snow with 4-time Rally World Champion, Juha Kankkunen! Juha Kankkunen and his team welcome you to experience the ultimate winter sport – driving on frozen lakes. Our driving programs are tailored to match your needs: both beginners and advanced drivers will always learn something new at our Ice Driving School.

Arctic Island Hopping

Explore the Arctic archipelago nearby the City of Kemi by skiing from one island to another. You will be transported comfortably in the warm Olokolo nest to the Arctic Adventure Island where you will get on skis tailor-made for exploring the wintry woods. This will certainly be an adventure to remember! After the skiing adventure, you can enjoy Finnish sausages in a Sami Hut on a small island named Kemi Check Point. Return to the city in the comfort of the Olokolo nest.