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Lakeside Forest Villas by Hawkhill

Stay in a cozy log cottage at the foot of the rugged Haukkamäki (in English: Hawkhill). Or go back in time to the 1950s athmosphere in Villa Toini. In our Villas you can experience the Finnish sauna, test the rowing boat and enjoy the Nuuksio National Park’s hiking opportunities just around the corner. We also offer nature excursions and other activities for children and adults according to your wishes, only a 45 minute drive from Helsinki. Book an overnight stay in our cottage for a possibility to experience all this and more.

SuomiSauna&Silence

Are You dreaming of letting go, finding a place where You can enjoy silence and nature and find time for Yourself? We offer You an unique experience that can last for a day or three days depending on Your choice. We invite you to spend time with us in the unique Kvarken Archipelago, where you can enjoy the power of the Finnish nature as well as mindfulness, sauna and silence. All in order to help you relax and to boost your wellbeing. You group should have a minimum of 10-12 participants. VisitFinland awarded this programme an Honourable FinRelax Mention for Winter 2016!

Unique day with Yoga and Husky Therapy, 5 hours

Welcome to visit a tiny family-husky-farm near Rovaniemi, where eight huskies are just like the rest of the family members. We live at an old farm 13 km out from town at the picturesque scenery on the lake shore. It is our pleasure to invite you to visit our home and meet these special furry friends. We start our relaxing day by doing yoga practise in the beautiful yoga shala with a lake view in our home. After a little revitalising snack we will take the huskies and go to enjoy the fresh air by skiing or sledge riding.

Berry Picking and Mushroom Hunting in Nuuksio National Park

Forests in Finland are a real treasure if you like berries or mushrooms. Picking berries and mushrooms in tranquil forests is relaxing and fun. Northern clean nature and summer with long sunny days and white nights give an incredibly delicious taste to berries and fungi. It is not only the aroma – Finnish berries and mushrooms are clean and healthy; they contain huge amounts of important vitamins, flavonoids, fiber, and anti-oxidants. This guided nature hike takes you to the best picking places in Nuuksio National Park.

Refreshing Outdoor Weekend

No light pollution, only fresh air and fascinating nature scenery between lakes and forests await you. Our special weekend package introduces you to our most popular activities, fatbike rides and canoeing or wintertime snowshoeing. During the day, you will enjoy these sports safely with our guide. Our routes take you along the Kanta-Häme region, including the deepest swamp in Finland. In the evening, you can warm up in one of our cozy lakeside saunas and take a dip in the water. Some nights when the sky is clear, you might even see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)!

Berry-Picking Countryside Excursion

Experience a Finnish berry farm. See where our delicious berries (strawberries, raspberries etc.) grow. 
Taste them directly from the field, guaranteed fresh local food at Raijan Aitta.
 Pick your own strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants directly from our garden, swim in clean waters or walk in the beautiful landscape. Price including guidance, information, containers and tasting. You can also find handicrafts and linen clothes in our little shop – and enjoy the best strawberry cake you ever tasted in our little café. We are here to make your day unforgettable.

Walk of Senses Under the Stars and Northern Lights

Take a guided tour in the beautiful Nordic wilderness at the darkest time of the year. This immersion should help you to sharpen your senses and help you channel your sensations and emotions, while being in the outdoors late in the evening. Don’t be scared and let the darkness teach you to see better. Listen carefully to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. Touch the soil – softness of the moss, hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes, and let go of the smells and scents of different plant species. Breathe deeply, because the fresh air is pure and healing.

Wild Food Excursions

Finland is known for clean waters, vast forests, and the midnight sun. This creates a unique growth environment for delicious and nutritious wild foods such as berries, wild mushrooms, herbs, wild vegetables, fish, and game. During our wild food excursions, you will get to know some Finnish superfoods, learn where to find them, and see how they taste. Our nature guide will take you on a walk where you gather wild food of the season and prepare a super picnic together.

One with Nature - Ecological Well-being at Rakinkotka

A nature retreat at Rakinkotka Island gives you the opportunity to experience yourself in contact with nature; learn to use your senses and connect to both nature and yourself. The retreat includes walks, guided meditations and silent moments, campfire stories and many other possibilities to be one with nature. Just imagine all your senses being awakened by the sea, water sounds, forest, leaves singing in the wind, birds, earth beneath your feet.. So, do nothing, let the things and ideas come to you, find something new in yourself. Let the island take care of your well-being, inside and out!

Moonlight Relaxation

We will wear warm clothes from shoes to beanies, throw genuine Lappish reindeer skins on our shoulders and take a small hike into the darkness of the forest under the moonlight glow. In the silence of the forest, with reindeer skins warming us, we perform relaxation techniques and light exercise to prevent the cold from getting to us. A holiday can’t get better than this! Duration: 60 minutes. When booking online, please print the enclosed confirmation/receipt.

Pancakes and Berry Picking in Pure Nature

Rovaniemi is an ideal place for berry and mushroom picking. Berry picking is a great way of enjoying the outdoors and unwinding in the midst of natural beauty. Wild berries are available almost all summer – blueberries and cloudberries ripen first, while lingonberries and cranberries arrive in late summer and autumn. We will start along the hiking path, but soon you can experience walking in moss-covered ground. The guide will tell you about the basics of the fresh food ingredients which you can collect from pure nature.

All About Forest

Get familiar with the varied landscapes of Southern Konnevesi National Park; breathtaking sceneries, herb-rich forests hidden behind rock walls and high cliffs surrounded with lakes. All About Forest offers a safe experience and lot of knowledge about Finnish forests through guided trekking and a fatbike tour. Finish the days with delicious meals and a healing sauna. For the night, you can choose your level of comfort from tent to white linens. Spend your holiday in fresh, clean air with the naturally calming surroundings of peace and quiet in the heart of Finland.

Just Hanging Out! – A Night of Forest Bathing

Become one with nature, feel how the wind blows, experience what a dewdrop feels like on your skin, taste the sunset! Close your eyes and sense, taste and breathe in synch with nature. When you’re just hanging out, you can enjoy the rain like a natural shower or curl up in a hammock under a shelter and listen to the rain dance on the roof. Forest bathing is all about caring for your mind and body while taking a trip into yourself. Come and experience the natural alphabet of our forefathers and spend an unforgettable night among nature!

Forest Bath 2 hours from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Breath and relax! The nature and surroundings of Himos gives you a memorable way to simmer down. The genuine Finnish sauna and forest are an incredible source for inner strength and relaxation – from these elements the Finns draw their famous “sisu” and stamina. Forest bath is a 3 day long dip to the nature of Central Finland and to the Finnish traditions.

Wild Food Tour in Nature or Food Tour in the City

Our nature is full of food and healthy nutrition we can eat and learn from. Enjoy a guided tour where you learn to forage safely in the wild. We can pick blueberries, mushrooms, and herbs, among other things! Nutrition and wild food lessons are also available. You can also enjoy a food sightseeing tour in the city and sample some local delicacies. Hiking and wildlife safaris also available. Duration: 1–2 hours

Rokua Peat Bath

A skin-softening and metabolism-enhancing peat bath for two, sharing a treatment room at our luxorius Day Spa. After the bath, you will rest for a while in our relaxation room with a nice cup of tea and some fruits.

Pure & Green Forest with Fatbikes

Experience Finland's ”green gold” and take your well-being to a new level! Fatbikes are an extraordinary way to explore nature and outdoors year-round. Riding on fatbikes is easy and suitable for everyone! The bike rolls smoothly, letting you feel the pure and quiet green forest at its best: calm and relaxing. The Peurunka Fatbike experience suits everyone who knows how to ride a bike and is keen to explore the Finnish forests and countryside a bit deeper, admiring the Lakeland's scenery safely with a guide.

Forest Yoga

When you're in the forest, it is easy to tune into the same tranquil wavelength with nature. With forest yoga, we will do some breathing exercises together with easy yoga asanas and stretching, making use of the trees around us. We finish with a relaxation exercise, listening to the sounds of nature.

From Guesthouse to Guesthouse Finnish Cuisine

Finnish cuisine is known for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes from the western part of the country, while the dishes from the eastern part, for example Karelia, have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms. During this tour you learn more about Finnish cuisine and also get to know the Finnish culture and locals. The delicious food is local and lot of the products are organic!