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Cosy Day

This is your chance to try local life instead of being a tourist. You will spend four hours with your private local host. You will be shown around in their neighborhoods and introduced to their favorite places. Delve into the Finnish lifestyle and peek inside a real local home.

Lappish Evening in the Wilderness Hut

Experience the Finnish culture through an authentic evening full of traditional activities and food. Together we start heating up the sauna and prepare a delicious fire-glazed salmon dinner on open fire. It takes about 1 hour for the sauna to heat up. You can also play fun outdoor games and put your fish catching skills to the test! Then you can relax in a hot sauna and take a dip in the refreshing water of a wilderness lake. Afterwards we will enjoy our dinner while savoring the gorgeous nature.

Special Tour and Discover Porvoo and its Surroundings (2-3 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history, culture, and walking in silent nature. Your host will tell you about the Finnish way of life while walking in the old streets and Finnish nature. The perfect way to spend some quality time during your holiday. You will enjoy every single minute of your tour! Learn and discover in 2 hours much more than you could imagine. The tour takes 2–3 hours and includes a stop in a typical café.

Magic of the Finnish Woods

Experience the Finnish wilderness and northern mythologies during our walking trip into the woods of Nuuksio National Park. Listen to stories from The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, and learn about the power of the shamans and nature spirits. Find out myths and facts about the bear, the king of the woods and the national animal of Finland. Visit the Bear-Hut, where you will meet a very convincing brown bear. Learn the traditions of ancient Finns and enjoy the beauty of Finnish nature. After the trip, you can enjoy traditional Finnish food grilled on the campfire.


Circus with the Stars

Cirque du Soleil trapeze artist, Pauliina Räsänen, and world champion acrobat, Slava Volkov, are offering a unique opportunity to spend an enthralling day participating in circus-art workshops. The program includes a circus-art workshop where participants will learn various circus disciplines such as the tightrope, the trapeze, acrobatics, as well as manipulation and juggling skills. No previous circus experience is required and exercises are designed according to capabilities. Groups will also pay a visit to the Kustavi Clay Workshop in the heart of the archipelago.

Gold Panning in Lemmenjoki

Lemmenjoki River is famous for gold panning. Now you can also try your luck in this fascinating activity. First we drive with the river boat to the gold claim where you will learn the secrets of gold panning and hear stories of Lappish gold history. During the trip you will hear traditional Sami joik singing and visit the Ravadas Falls, one of the more spectacular water falls in northern Lapland and enjoy camp lunch. After the trip there is a possibility to visit your guide’s reindeer farm and his mother’s felting atelier and learn some more of the Sami culture.

On the Trails of Arctic Circle

Arctic culture is a modern way of life firmly rooted in traditions and nature. Travelling in Lapland sheds light into local ways in the form of customs, food and sauna. In Rovaniemi exciting Arctic Culture, local traditions and everyday life are always spiced with a pinch of magic. Rovaniemi, the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, greets you to experience the genuinely warmhearted spirit of Christmas every day of the year. It’s not all about elves, Jingle Bells and garlands, it’s all about genuine experiences, meetings with local culture, sharing and caring and surprises.

Midnight Sun Experience

Our evening begins with a relaxing cruise on a traditional long riverboat along River Kemijoki, which is surrounded by beautiful summer scenery. A local-style evening meal will be prepared by your guide in the midst of nature. Before midnight, you’ll be driven to the top of Ounasvaara Fell to admire the fascinating midnight sun and the tranquil surroundings. Then we raise a toast to the magical white nights of Lapland with a glass of sparkling wine. Afterwards we will take you back to your hotel.

Walk in the Shadow of Architecture

Explore on foot the signature buildings of Turku’s modern architecture and other fascinating structures. Architect Alvar Aalto resided in Turku between 1927 and 1933. During this time Turku played a significant role in the emergence of new architecture and furniture design. On this tour a guide introduces you to the exterior of three transitional works of Aalto’s functionalism: the Maalaistentalo, the Turun Sanomat as well as a standard apartment building. The tour presents another functionalist, Erik Bryggmann. Hotel Hospits, Atrium and Student Union buildings are examples of his work.

Study the Forest

Study the Forest is a three-hour excursion through family-owned forests. You will learn how traditional forest management, tourism and volunteerism can go hand-in-hand. We will tailor the excursion according to your interests and wishes. Coffee and snacks by a campfire are included.

Creating Art Surrounded by Nature

How would you like an artist’s holiday on an amazingly beautiful island in northern Saimaa lake district, staying in a newly built, Karelian-style cottage in the midst of old trees that gives you space for thoughts, relaxation and reinvigoration? Get inspired by painting in water colours or making mosaic or environmental art – or try the Finnish national instrument, kantele, and let yourself be enchanted by its sounds against the background of light summer winds and or open fire in the winter.

Let’s party – Cosy Bring Your Own Wine

Grab your favourite bottle of wine and visit a Finnish home! Red or white, it’s up to you. We will organize a host who prepares a Finnish meal for you and introduces their choice of wine as well. While you enjoy the dinner and wine, you have a great opportunity to learn about everyday life in Finland and our unique culture.

Visit to a Genuine Local Reindeer Farm

Visit a local reindeer farm where you will meet the young owners who are introducing you the local life of reindeer herders. Reindeer are semi-domesticated, and every animal is owned by a herder. In Northern Lapland, reindeer husbandry is still a major source of income for many. You can see and feed the animals while listening to their incredible stories. These activities offer great possibilities for taking photos and experiencing authentic wilderness life. Warm drinks are offered by the open fire.

Local Lapland – Experience Everyday Life with a Finnish Family

Mummola is a Finnish word for a place where your grandparents live. Mummola Travels is a dairy farm that is home to a young family of four generations. We welcome guests to see our home, everyday life, and family activities. We would like our guests to experience Mummola and Lapland like they were our friends visiting us. We are open around the year and welcome the guests with the best that every season has to offer. Live like a local for few days and experience magical Lapland and Mummola with us!

'Meet the Santa 365' Hotel Package

The 'Meet the Santa 365' hotel package includes 1 night accommodation in a standard room and a rich buffet breakfast at Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus. The package also includes a bus transfer to/from the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle, in where you can meet the Santa Claus himself.

Visit a Finnish Family

Have you ever walked the streets of a city and wandered what’s going on inside the homes? What does it look like? What do they talk about? What do they eat? We sure have – that is why Home Dining exists. We put together a network of selected homes. Single individuals, couples or families have all their own stories to tell. Experience wonderful moments, in our homes, over a meal and you will catch a glimpse of our everyday life. You can choose the type of family you want to visit by language spoken and food served. The “menus” come in three different main categories.

Village Life, Tradition and Nature in Mathildedal (3 days)

This packeage is for those who enjoy peaceful walks in the woods, beautiful scenery and idyllic villages. Birdsong, campfires and calm included. The package includes 2 nights in a double room at Ruukin Majatalo, breakfast included. Day 1: Nature day in Teijo National Park: a hiking map, kindling for campfire, and lunch box included. Enjoy a refreshing Finnish sauna (1 h) and swimming. Day 2: Experience idyllic village life — live and love like locals. Visit an alpaca mill, the local brewery, bakery, and coffee rostery. Enjoy coffee and cakes at the Café Kyläkonttori.

Lapland Winter Experience

We teach you to listen to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. You can touch the soil – feel the softness of the moss, the hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes and let go to pick up scents from different plants and the fresh snow. Breathe deeply, the fresh air is pure and healing. Our aim is to relax, to see and embrace the beauty of the nature around us. Experience food grilled on a camp fire at Vaattunki and a hike around the area, while a guide tells you about the local animals and plant life.

SAUNATOUR - Day as a Finn

Spend a day as a Finn and learn what it is like to live in the Arctic areas. The morning starts with a excursion in the Land of National Parks. Afternoon is hosted by Pohjola Family, the 11th generation of Pohjolan Pirtti-Farm Estate. While we bake traditional flat bread and sweet buns we learn about the life of families living in the area throughout the centuries. The day ends with an Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience in one of the SAUNATOUR saunas. Our sauna guide tells about why sauna is so important to Finns and shows you how to enjoy the Finnish sauna.

Taste of Bread by the Sea

Get inspired by the traditions of bread making This course is headed by Eva Johansson, who has learned her skills from the Swedish baking guru Jan Hedh. You need no prior experience, only the interest and will to create the most aromatic and artistic organic bread. We provide all necessary equipment. The course takes 3 days and 2 nights, starting and ending in the afternoon. You can check the course dates on our website.