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Taste of Saimaa - Exclusive Lake Tour

During this tour you will experience some of the best parts of the Lakeland, sleep in a typical Finnish log villa and in the rustic Hotel Järvisydän. You will make an unforgettable boat trip across the lake in Linnansaari National Park and if you are lucky you get to spot one of the rare Saimaa Ringed Seals. To make this holiday even more relaxing you will be able to pamper yourself in a traditional Finnish sauna and in the new extraordinary Lake Spa. Local delicacies are served throughout the trip such as fresh fish directly from the lake, organic rye bread, local elk meat and berries.

Wooden Boat Safari to Linnansaari National Park

Enjoy a charming cruise on wooden boats to Linnansaari National Park and Kaarnetsaari Island. The island has a beautiful wooden chapel and a 1.2 km nature path. You also have a chance to watch a film about the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Later we'll cook some pancakes and sausages by the open fire.

Arctic Sky Tonight

The Arctic Northern Sky offers lot of interesting events during the winter time. We will take you up to the top of Lampivaara fell (400 meters above the sea level) with no disturbing light pollution and you really can feel the Spirit of the Arctic Sky. Maybe royal Northern Lights will occur?

Personalised Packages for Families

The Vierumäki Resort is Finland’s most diverse sports and leisure centre, offering a selection of activities and accommodation that will please the whole family. Nestled in the midst of pristine nature, Vierumäki is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a convenient and unforgettable holiday break. Here at Vierumäki, we believe in invigorating holidays with fitness and fun for everyone. Our wide selection of holiday packages lets you and your family decide how to spend your time, while our programme of healthy activities focuses on your well-being.

Island Safari in Beautiful Turku Archipelago

Join us for a boat trip through our unique archipelago. Experience the soothing atmosphere, breathe the fresh air and behold the open landscape. Go ashore on one of the skerries and explore its unique nature. Go for a swim in the sea and afterwards enjoy a delicious dinner in our pleasant restaurant.

The Reindeer Experience

This guided tour introduces you to the life of reindeer and the area's history. You will also get to feed the reindeer with their favorite food, reindeer moss. The tour is made by foot, snowmobile or sledge. A warm drink is served during the tour. Duration: 1,5 h. Group size: with snowmobile 1–16 persons, with sledge 1–20 persons, by foot 1–50 persons. The price includes pick up from Järvisydän, safari clothes, your guide and a warm drink.

Ice Fishing On the Bothnian Bay

Try your luck in ice fishing – will Ahti, the water god, favor you with perches? This outing takes you to the best fishing spots on the Bothnian Bay. The guided outing includes equipment and hot drinks.

Kaldoaivi Backcountry Ski Tour

Want to challenge yourself with a remote off-the-track backcountry ski-tour in the far north? Here is your chance: a guided one week (Saturday to Friday) backcountry skiing tour following the northernmost pine-line in Europe inside the Kaldoaivi wilderness area. Well suited for skiers who have some previous experience in nordic skiing (but not necessarily in backcountry skiing). Full board in simple wilderness huts with no electricity, while the more adventurous also have a chance to try sleeping in tents. Organized in March and April. Transport to and from Ivalo Airport are included.

Kainuu Orienteering Week (Open Orienteering)

KOW's open orienteering is one of the most popular and diverse open orienteering possibilities in Finland!
NEW at KOW – C-Ultra – perfect choice for trail runners. You can register on-site at event arenas or pre-register online. KOW's open orienteering includes 8 different skill levels from kids to professionals. The youngest orienteerers can also try our adventure route. All maps are prepared by mapping professionals and the results service is as good as in the competition categories. Come and enjoy orienteering!

Trek to a Tower in the Woods

If you love the outdoors and want to visit the heart of our beautiful nature, this is for you! You will walk through the woods and climb up the Vaattunkivaara tower – the scenery is amazing. Afterwards you can enjoy a snack by the open fire while listening to the sounds of the forest. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes. Other than the drive, you will be outside the whole time, so be sure to wear suitably warm clothes.

Happy Helsinki Walk

City walk with local guide to see the major attractions in the centre of Helsinki and hear the story of Finland the most entertaining way. Available Mon-Fri in June-August, other months we offer private tours!

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.

Guided Nature Trip in Valkmusa National Park

Experience Finnish marshland nature and explore the Valkmusa National Park with a guide, relax by listening to the birds singing and taste healthy berries straight from the twigs. This 3-hour walking tour in the park offers you a healing moment of mindfulness in authentic nature. The trip includes a picnic lunch. The Valkmusa National Park is located in Southern Finland, 90 minutes from Helsinki. Transportation to the marsh can be arranged if needed.

Day Trip to Sweden with Icebreaker Cruise and Lunch

Take a day tour to Sweden, only 30 km away. The three-hour icebreaker cruise is a unique Arctic experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of majestic steel, ice, and the sea will be unlike anything you’ve experienced. We will also see small Swedish villages and towns and have lunch in one of them.

Arctic Husky Hike - Guided Husky Walk in Nuuksio National Park

Walk in the peaceful Finnish forest pulled by one of our friendly Siberian huskies. Our experienced nature guide and our lovable dogs will guide you through a nice hike in the beautiful forests of Nuuksio National Park, Espoo. You’ll hear stories about Finnish nature and huskies. What a splendid time to enjoy the silence and pureness of Finnish nature! We’ll walk a nice track of 3-7km, passing many lakes. We'll have a nice break by the fire cooking sausages and tasty coffee/tea/juice. The duration of the hike is 3 hours.

From Guesthouse to Guesthouse Cross-Country Skiing Tour

Set out for a tour by skis to the idyllic countryside of North Karelia. Snow, white forests and frozen lakes; February and March are the best times of the year for skiing in North Karelia. The sun is shining, the snow glistens, the frozen lakes and hills are covered with a thick coat of snow.

Silent Twilight

Day sets for night, the ski slopes shut off their lights, and it's our turn to take over the slopes. Walking along the silent slope sides, we listen to the peace and quiet of the night while keeping breaks to admire the beauty of the night sky. Sit down and listen to the fire crackle while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and snacks. If we're lucky, we might even see the Northern Lights perform their dance in the night sky!

Jazz Dinner Cruise

Groovy archipelago dinner cruise! What better way to unwind than with the cool sounds of Jazz in the beautiful Helsinki archipelago while enjoying a delicious buffet dinner. Top jazz artists from Finland performing onboard the elegant restaurant boat M/S Aava.

Husky Adventure

Exploring the winter wilderness by driving your own dog team! An experience you will never forget; especially not when you come along with our two day husky safari. On this trip we spend the night in a wilderness cabin without electricity and make our own lunch on an open fire. Every day we choose a different trail. The package includes husky training, 1 daytrip and 1 overnight trip every day in the different trails with your own 4 - 6 dogs team. During your stay you will have a full board and 6 nights in a room with own toilet and sauna & 1 overnight in the wilderness cabin.