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Guidance to Finnish Nature

The tour at the main exhibition will fascinate the visitor with its enthralling visualization of Finnish nature from the archipelago to the windswept fells of Arctic Lapland. During the guidance you will also find out about the ecological building and about the myths of the Finnish forests.

Aurora Chase – Photography Trip

See and photograph the splendor of the Northern Lights. We take you into the wilderness, heart of the Aurora zone. All equipment is provided and no prior photography experience needed. We'll show you how the Auroras are enhanced with a few simple camera techniques, providing small groups with a safe and comfortable Arctic experience. Capture extraordinary memories that last a lifetime. The photos and memory card are yours to keep. Chase suits are also available for those who wish to bring their own camera or simply want to see the Northern Lights. Suitable for ages 12+. Duration 4 hours.

Campfire Tour Safari

This snowmobile safari in Tahko, near Kuopio, covers an easy and beautiful route around nearby forest trails and on a frozen lake. No previous experience is needed. With the help of an experienced guide, you will quickly learn how to handle a snowmobile. During the break, you can relax a bit and enjoy sausages cooked on the campfire. Duration: 2 hours or 25 km. Refreshments: juice and sausages at the campfire

Santa's Farm Experience (December only)

Come to Santa’s Farm and meet the man himself at his Lapland retreat just outside of Levi, take the chance to say hello to a few of his reindeers, and enjoy a short sleigh ride around the yard. Complete your tour by enjoying some mulled wine and gingerbread cookies to keep the chill at bay. Sulo the mini-pig, Eemeli the curly horse and all other Farm animals would love to meet you! You may include personal gifts in the program if you wish.

Snowmobile Safaris

Join a guided snowmobile safari on Lake Saimaa. We arrange trips for beginners as well as experienced drivers. A snowmobile safari lets you see the beautiful lake nature in a new way while feeling the speed as well. Prior experience is not needed, as full training is given at the start of your snowmobile safari along with thermal clothing to keep you warm. All that is required is a valid driving license. The safaris are available in January-March, depending on the snow conditions.

Aurora Watching at the Snow Village

Board our coach to the breathtaking Snow Village. Upon arrival, enjoy a fascinating Northern Lights film in the snow theatre and learn more about what causes them. We will search for our own glimpse of the Northern Lights and if luck is on our side, we may see them for ourselves! In any case, the guided tour of Snow Village's decorated suites, sculptures and Ice Restaurant will surely feast your eyes. Hot juice will be served during the program. Return to Levi by coach. Please note that thermal clothing is not included, so please wear warm clothing. Duration including transport is 4 hours.

Helsinki StopOver – Explore Finnish Nature, Lakes and Forests

This tour is an excellent way to get to know Finnish nature and outdoor life especially if your time in Helsinki is limited. The tour takes you to a nature walk in the forest by a beautiful lake, only 20 minutes drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. During the tour the guide will tell you about Finnish nature nature and history. In the summertime you also have a possibility to swim in a lake and in the winter you can try snowshoeing or walking on an ice-lake. The tour includes a Finnish snack served with coffee/tea as well as transportation from the airport.

Biking & Canoeing Holiday at Lake Saimaa

1 night, 2 days After check-in, bike to Mikkeli city centre through beautiful Finnish sceneries, all by yourself. There are plenty of places to stop for a picnic or swim, so feel free to indulge yourself. City maps are available in the hotel reception. Then choose a canoe or rowing boat from Kyyhkylä's shore and enjoy a cruise at your own pace. Dinner at the Manor. The next morning you can go Nordic Walking after breakfast and enjoy Kyyhkylä's beautiful lakeside views.

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

Saimaa Ringed Seal Safari

The Saimaa Ringed Seal is an endangered creature that lives only in Lake Saimaa. Early summer is the best time to spot the seal, as they are often lying on the rocks. The cruise takes you to the Linnansaari National Park on our charming wooden boat. During the trip, we will search the seal's habitat while also observing Osprey nests. After the safari, we head to Kaarnetsaari Island, where we enjoy coffee and snacks.

Aurora's Whispers – Northern Lights Fact and Fiction

Did you know that Hankasalmi is one of the most significant places for Aurora Borealis research? Learn facts and fiction about the Norhern lights at the Sirius Observatory in Hankasalmi. Learn wether Auroras make sound, for instance. Afterwards we take our cameras and go chase Auroras on lake Virmas. Weather permitting, we will admire the colourful Auroras and thousands of stars in the dark blue sky. Afterwards we'll enjoy some warm refreshment by the open fire in a Finnish kota (forest hut).

Introduction to Snowmobiling

Would you like to try snowmobiling, but have doubts if you are up to it? Then this is the safari for you! Our guide will teach you how to handle the snowmobile and you will make a short drive to get used to the machine. We use specially customised snowmobiles that make riding easier and safer for first-timers. And after this, you will be ready for longer safaris!

Outdoor Day Near Helsinki

Only an hour's drive from Helsinki will find you in charming Kanta-Häme, a region perfect for outdoor activities. During the day, our professional guide will help you explore our nature in different ways, including fatbikes and canoes. Between the sports, you can enjoy a lunch or dinner made by our restaurant, which specializes in local food. In the evening you are more than welcome to enjoy our complimentary lakeside sauna!

11 km Reindeer Ride to Turf Chamber at Kukkura

This reindeer tour takes you to a traditional turf chamber. You will learn to lasso, have some snacks by the open fire, and hear stories about reindeers and Lappish life. We will then return back to the farm through a silent, snowy forest. Duration 4 hours, temperature limit -25°C.

Active Family Week

This active week is fun for the whole family! You get to see friendly Huskies, bounce around at Angry Birds Activity Park, and ski – even in the summertime – at the Vuokatti ski tunnel! Accommodation included!

Husky Spin

Welcome to the Home of Huskies! Meet the charming individuals of our pack and go for a spin in our 1 km route in the magical surroundings of a snowy spruce forest. Relax in the good company of your friends over a hot drink by the fire in the Lappish hut. Suitable for all. Duration: 1 hour

Excursion to Aurora Borealis Camp by Bus

This excursion takes you to the Aurora Borealis camp located 10 km away from the city lights with unlimited view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre built inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts about this natural phenomenon. You will also have time to roam around the resort, take a brisk sleigh ride in a snowmobile-drawn sleigh, or you can just lay back in the snow by the open fire and admire the northern sky. And don’t forget to enjoy the traditional reindeer burgers cooked on the open fire in our kota (teepee)!

Northern Lights Trip

Join our legendary Northern Lights trip to maximise your chances of seeing this great natural Arctic phenomenon. The Northern Lights trip has received excellent feedback already for years. Our destination is the best possible location – a place with no other lights at all, the northern sky fully open and the weather is often clear, even if it is cloudy or foggy in town. We take a little walk up the hill, make a fire in the tepee and enjoy warm beverages with barbeque snacks while watching the sky.

Historical Helsinki Sightseeing

Enjoy the most extensive Sightseeing Cruise in Helsinki! With this tour, you can see the best of Helsinki from the sea: numerous islands, beautiful shores of old city districts, famous historical buildings, churches, icebreakers, harbours, villas, saunas and the zoo. Historical Helsinki is available only on Royal Line's vessels. You can also enjoy the traditional archipelago buffet onboard. Interesting commentary available in 10 languages.

Aurora Snowmobile Safari

Come and experience the blazing Northern Lights! Your journey starts as darkness falls. Once in the wilderness, we explore the changing skies and with some luck, spot the Northern Lights. The safari covers about 35 km. Warm beverages are served during the safari. Duration: 2–3 hours.