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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.

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.

River Rafting to the Russian Border

The route takes you through the largest rapids of River Kitkajoki; Niskakoski, Myllykoski, and the mother of all rapids, the 900 meters long Aallokkokoski. The Jyrävä waterfall is passed by foot. River Kitkajoki offers almost 40 kilometers of challenges for river rafting. The journey continues over long rapids and still waters all the way to the Russian border. The route includes the three biggest rapids on Kitka, from class II to class IV. Minimum age 18 years.

Guided Snowshoe Trip in Pyhä-Häkki National Park

Enjoy a day to remember in a quiet, beautiful and untouched forest, where you can hear the silence and feel at one with nature. If we are lucky, we may see some animals and their tracks in the snow. At our destination, we will make a campfire, cook coffee or tea and grill some sausages. The route is about 5 kilometres long and takes around 3 to 4 hours. Suitable for all.

Traditional Lappish Evening

Your guide will come and pick you up from the reception. After a 30-minute drive, you will find yourself at a wilderness cabin next to a calm, beautiful lake. You will experience a traditional Finnish evening which includes a sauna, swimming in the lake or ice swimming (wintertime) and a delicious dinner cooked by the open fire. If you are lucky, you might even see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky on winter nights.

Riverboat Cruise on the Tracks of Timber Rafting

Once upon a time there were many logs floating on the rivers of Kemijoki and Ounasjoki. Embark on the riverboat cruise and come to learn more about the timber rafting. We will cruise along the two famous rivers which used to be the route for the timber out of the woods to the mills. This excursion back to the old time will also give you the chance to admire the beautiful surroundings and Lappish nature.

Winter Laser World – Levi

Products: Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Arctic Hunger Games Strategic outdoor activities, full with adrenaline while not hurting anybody or making a mess. Teams are united to pull trough missions together and despite the cold, the games will keep you warm and provide a nice workout with lots of fun. The area includes snow bunkers, trenches, bridges, abandoned buildings and sniper towers. Effects include lasers, lights, smoke and music.

Spotting the Saimaa Ringed Seal in Linnansaari National Park

Have you ever seen a Saimaa Ringed Seal? If not, this incredible Saimaa Seal cruise in the Linnansaari National Park rambling islands, home waters of the Saimaa Ringed Seal and Osprey, is for you. During the trip, we will actively search for the places, where the Saimaa Seal lives and on top of that observe Osprey nests. The guided seal safari duration is approx. 3 hours. Spend 3 days in the unique Lakeland area right next to a National Park and accommodate with half board in the new hotel of Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän.

Inari Hiking Area

These are the heartlands of the Sámi people, and you can find plenty to see and do. Lake Inari has thousands of lovely islands, including the sacred Ukonsaari. Wooded hills and treeless arctic fells rise around the lake, which is fed by untamed rivers. After a visit to the fascinating Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, you can walk or ski through the forest to the picturesque old Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church.

Exciting Northern Lights Drive

Come enjoy the wild nature and beautiful wintery scenery of Vuokatti on snowmobiles. Our professional guide gives you instructions for driving and information about snowmobiles before we start driving. Driving a snowmobile in the dusk is exciting, even if you have some experience with snowmobiles. With a bit of luck, we can admire the fantastic natural show of Aurora Borealis.

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners

Put on the skis and join us on the trail! Cross-country skiing is an effective exercise for the whole body. This program gives you access to the traditional winter sport with a guide. First we get used to the skis and learn the basic techniques, then we go test your skills on the track. Price includes skiing equipment. Duration about 2 hours.

Gluten-Free Holiday in Lapland with Winter Activity Package

A private 4-day visit to a guesthouse in the Savukoski wilderness region, where the reindeer outnumber people by ten to one. Your host family will take you out on River Kemijoki to try out winter sports and snowmobiling as well as a visit to a local reindeer farm. They will prepare delicious gluten-free meals for you – unless you wish otherwise. Return tickets to a night train from the Helsinki airport included.

Ice Age Stories and Hiking at Rokua Geopark

Experience the unique Rokua nature with real stories about the history and nature formations from iceage until today. Feel and see the beautiful forest with pine trees and lichen coverage looking like snow in the summer. Depending on the season, you may find some berries or mushrooms on the way. You will be guided along the paths towards a local lake, where you have a break with some Finnish style snacks.

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.

Snowmobile Safari to the Levi Ice Gallery

We will enjoy the scenery while snowmobiling around the Levi fell to Luvattumaa. The 10 000 square meter snow and ice structure contains a snow hotel, snow chapel, ice bar, and an ice and snow art gallery. After a coffee break in the ”kota” restaurant, we will drive back to Levi through the beautiful forest scenery. Driving distance 35 km. Duration about 2–3 hours.

Ice Fishing Trip to River Ounasjoki on Snowmobiles

We set off on snowmobiles to River Ounasjoki. On arrival at a genuine Lappish hut, we enjoy coffee and a small bite to eat. Then we try our luck at luring the fish with ice fishing equipment. Any fish caught will be glow fried at the end of a stick on the open fire. The journey on snowmobiles covers approximately 25 km. Duration: 2–3 hours.

Canoeing in Oulanka National Park

The Oulanka river is ideal for easy-going canoeing. It's a paradise! The gentle river with sandy beaches makes canoeing very easy and relaxing. You can spot many different birds, even see a flying eagle or a reindeer family lying on the sand. There are many places to take a break, build a fire and have a snack or go swimming. You will get the most out of it with one of our guides, but you can also hire a canoe or kayak for 3 hours, 7 hours or 2 days and go by yourself.

Winter and Snowshoe Hikes in Nuuksio National Park

On our winter hiking tour you can experience magical Finnish winter nature in Nuuksio National Parks close to Helsinki. The winter safari takes you to the snow covered forests and also safely to ice covered lakes. Program includes return transportation from Helsinki City Center and a snack break.

Punkaharju Snowshoe Park

Walking on snowshoes gives you an opportunity to experience winter nature in a way that is almost impossible otherwise. Within the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, there are eight magnificent and clearly marked snowshoe trails around the ridges of Punkaharju and other exciting terrain. The area is easily accessible by train, and snowshoe rentals operate in many resorts in the area.