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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.

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.

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.


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.

Samiland Exhibition

The Samiland exhibition explores the Sami peoples' thousands of years of history, culture and mythology. Visit the indoor exhibition to find out about the differences between the Skolt Sami and the Mountain Sami as well as about the traditional occupations and ancient mythical characters of the Sami people. The outdoor exhibition will teach you more about traditional Sami buildings and reindeer herding.

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.

Cosy Finnish Evening - Home Dinners

This is a specialty for everyone interested in the Finnish Lifestyle. Cosy Finland arranges you an invitation to a local home. During this, about 3-4h evening program you will enjoy a dinner with the host or the family. You will have a great opportunity ask anything & learn about Finnish Lifestyle.

Winter Gold Rush Day

Experience the gold rush times in Tankavaara Gold Village - you can pan gold in our indoor panning site. All the gold that you find is yours. Take a dog sledge ride around the Gold Village area and explore the mysteries of the Goldmuseum. After spending the day outside have some lunch and relax by the fire in our cozy restaurant.

Midsummer –The Nightless Night

Get together with your friends and spend a unforgettable Summer holiday at Niittyniemi Cottages! This is the time of the year when the sun doesn’t go down at all. You will get an opportunity to experience an authentic and traditional Finnish midsummer with a blazing bonfire.

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.

Evening Cruise with Steamship Ukkopekka

During summer evenings Steamship Ukkopekka sails from Turku to the fascinating small island of Loistokari. There is everything you need for a wonderful evening: delicious dinner inspired by the Finnish archipelago with a variety of fish and barbecue specialties, along with live music and dancing on the pier. The ship is alive with an unforgettable atmosphere and happy people!

Dine at Home

Experience true Lappish hospitality! We are happy to invite you to our home for dinner. Come and discover the local life and hear amazing stories about Lapland, while a delicious home cooked three course meal is served.

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.

Life as a Reindeer Herder

Experience the life of a Sámi reindeer herder. Your journey starts at herder's home, where you snuggle into the snowmobile's sledge and join the herder to feed his reindeer in the forest. You may help feed the reindeer or just enjoy their company. Take a seat among the reindeer and enjoy a fresh coffee, brewed on the open fire. The feeding station offers an excellent opportunity to both observe and photograph the reindeer in the nature. The program lasts 2–3 hours, depending on the reindeer's location. Reservations on the previous evening at the latest.

Day with a Local

Explore Helsinki with a local! A Local is your host and tour guide of the day (6 hours). You can choose what you would like to do or leave the planning to a Local. Your day is a combination of local life and highlights of Helsinki. Interaction with a Local is the key element. You will discuss about the topics you are interested in and there is enough time for taking photos and enjoying the atmosphere. You can meet the Local in the port or hotel lobby for your convenience.

Local Handicraft Workshop in Lappish Home

We invite you to visit the handicraft workshop of the local artist Mrs. Irene Kangasniemi and her traditional Lappish log-built home! After the tour at the handicraft workshop, you get the chance to make your own souvenir made of reindeer antler. Using example articles, Irene and Ari Kangasniemi tell of traditions and the reindeer antler work currently being produced at Kangasniemi House. They also use other materials collected from Lapland’s nature for their handicraft.

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.

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.

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.

Cosy Finnish Mölkky Evening

Mölkky is a Finnish game played with throwing pins. It is easy and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. During the Mölkky Evening you will learn to play the game with your local hosts. You are invited to their home to have a snack and beverages during the game evening. Most homes can host 1–4 guests, some up to ten. Bigger groups are divided to several locations. Mölkky is an outside game and can be replaced by indoors activity if the weather is poor. No special clothing is needed; comfort is key.