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Fishing Day at the Rainbow Trout Pond

Rainbow trout fishing is challenging even for experienced fishermen. If the rainbow trout at the end of your fishing line weighs 1 to 3 kilograms, it makes spectacular jumps as it's trying to free itself. The fishing takes place at the 3-hectare Lukkarinlampi Pond in the village of Kärkkäälä in Hankasalmi. The package includes the services of your fishing guide (Finnish/English), fishing and safety equipment, insurance and all the necessary permits.

World Heritage Cruise to Valsörarna

We offer boat trips amongst the small rocky islands of the Kvarken Archipelago and World Heritage Cruises to Valsörarna. The boat sets out from Svedjehamn, Björköby and there is a guided tour along the nature trail when you reach Valsörarna. Coffee and sandwiches are served on the island.

Rent a Canoe at Kolovesi National Park

Kolovesi National Park is a paddler's paradise, where rocky cliffs rise over narrow lake channels. Canoeing allows you to truly appreciate the tranquillity of Kolovesi – motor boats are not allowed in the park. You can rent a canoe online on our website and start your trip straight from the park. You can also start your trip from Kolovesi and finish at Oravi.

Summer Adventure Holiday in Ruka - Kuusamo

Ruka in Kuusamo is the area where Lapland begins. The area is best known for its rugged wilderness, untouched nature, National Parks and pure water. The summer adventure week takes you in the countryside of Ruka. Accommodation, the guest house 'Papin Talo', is a unique place for summer holidays, including half board with local wild food. During your holiday you will also experience some unique adventures in nature surroundings, e.g. wild bear watching, SaunaTour experience, river rafting and visiting a local reindeer farm.

Learn to Catch Salmon on Tornionjoki River

Hooking a whopper salmon will make even the most experienced of fishermen shake with excitement. This salmon trolling course at Lappean Loma teaches you the best salmon fishing spots and the best lures to use. And you can fully explore the secrets of salmon trolling with the help of an experienced fishing guide. This programme can only be arranged when salmon fishing is permitted.

Santa Claus Safari (December only)

Your journey begins from the safari house towards Santa’s cabin on snowmobiles. Upon arrival, Santa Claus is ready and waiting for us. You can take photographs during the meeting. We also get to know Santa’s reindeer and enjoy a short sleigh ride. After the ride, we will enjoy a warm drink and a Finnish Christmas pastry before returning to Levi by snowmobile. Driving distance about 25 km, total duration 2.5–3 hours.

Rafting in Helvetinjärvi

All-inclusive packrafting weekend for up to four persons in an iconic southern national park Helvetinjärvi ("the lake of hell"), where you will have it all: nice canyon lakes, crevasses, beach and river rafting with some small rapids that are easy to portage. Includes all the necessary gear, food, transports back and forth from Tampere city center, and sauna and restaurant dinner at the end. Available on fixed dates and by request. Highlights include a visit to the Helvetinportti crevasse, overnight in the unique Haukanhieta beach, and packrafting in a river.

A Summer to Remember at Metsis

The Metsäkartano Resort in Rautavaara, Eastern Finland is the perfect place to spend an active holiday in the nature with the whole family. Come and enjoy paddling, hiking, biking, geocaching, hyrlinki, frisbee golf, etc…

Aurora Floating

This unique evening experience gives you the chance to search for the Northern Lights while floating in a dry suit in one of the most picturesque lakes in Levi! Our dry floating suits cover you from head to toe, keeping you completely dry and warm as you take turns to float in the still, peaceful water under the moonlight. If luck is on our side, we will see the best of the Arctic sky covered in stars and the Northern Lights during this magical experience. Local snack included.

Arctic Rides – with Huskies and Reindeer

Experience the traditional ways of transport! Sit in a sleigh on a thrilling 2 km Husky sled ride and a 1 km peaceful reindeer ride through a forest and over a frozen lake. Get to know the way of life of reindeer herders and Husky mushers and visit the Levi Husky Park. A light snack is served around a warming fire. Duration 2–2.5 hours.

Sailing in the Archipelago with an Old Traditional Ship

The Turku and Åland Archipelago is one of the world’s most beautiful and part of it has been designated the Archipelago National Park. This is a unique opportunity to explore the archipelago and each day you will visit a completely different island, each with its own distinctive landscape, nature and history. Along the way, there will be opportunities to hike, cycle, kayak, fish, swim, take a sauna, go bird watching, and forage for wild mushrooms and berries. Enjoy the beauty of nature, see the midnight sun and experience genuine Finnish archipelago life.

Feel the Arctic

Experience the beauty of the Arctic wilderness with native Sámi reindeer herders. You are welcome to participate in the daily life of the Sámi herders, hunt for the Northern Lights, try reindeer sledding and spend the evenings in a traditional tent where you can learn more about the nomadic life of the European Union's only indigenous people. This is absolutely off of the beaten path! Your journey starts from and finishes in Finland but you will explore Norway as well.

Excursion to Northern Lights Resort by Bus

This excursion takes you to the Northern light Resort located approximately 20 km away from the city lights with good view to the northern sky. At the resort you will find the Aurora Borealis theatre build inside a massive snow igloo, presenting a film about the myths and facts of this natural phenomenon along with spectacular photos of the Northern Lights. You will also have time to roam around the resort, admire the bar igloo or take a brisk sleigh ride with snowmobile drawn sleigh. Don’t forget to enjoy the the traditional reindeer burgers in wooden Kammi cabin by the open fire.

Snowy Trails Husky Safari (8 km)

Take a ride behind a team of sleigh dogs on a trek through Finnish country trails and learn all about the training, breeding and racing of the magnificent husky! Go on a trip to a local husky farm, where you get a short introduction and instruction, and the dogs are ready to take you on an 8 km ride through the Finnish countryside. Afterwards, the staff will tell you all about the life and training of the dogs, as you enjoy some hot juice and Finnish ginger cookies before we return you to your hotel.

Open Sea Salmon Trolling

This one day long salmon trolling on the Gulf of Finland is available from late May until end of July. The fishing trip suits both experienced fishers and beginners. There is a possibility for a light lunch onboard the boat.

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.

Hike & Bike Around the Teijo National Park (4 Days)

The Mathildedal Ironworks Village provides memorable experiences, an authentic milieu and an insight into the Finnish lifestyle. Enjoy a walk in the idyllic Mathildedal Ironworks Village. Visit the historical exhibition, the alpaca mill, the local brewery, the bakery and the coffee rostery. Go on a hike in the Teijo National Park, make a campfire, listen to the silence and enjoy the scenery around you. Experience a traditional sauna by the lake or seaside and refresh in the cooling waters. Bike around all three Ironworks Villages in one day: Mathildedal, Teijo, Kirjakkala.

Snowmobile Sleigh Ride, Archipelago Sightseeing and Fishing Tour

Experience the frozen Gulf of Finland, an amazing winter wonderland, from a snowmobile sleigh. This snowmobile sleigh tour covers a beautiful route around the coastline on the frozen sea. You make a lot of stops for interesting features and the guide will tell you about life in the archipelago. You can try fishing with nets under the ice as well as traditional ice fishing during the tour. We take a break on one of the many islands, and you can relax and enjoy lunch with hot drinks by the campfire. Pick-up and drop-off included.