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Hunting Northern Lights

There can be few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora than from one of the Aurora Camps near Lake Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. While the Northern Lights dance above your head, they can also be reflected in the calm waters of Finland’s third largest lake – simply breathtaking. To witness these wonderful reflections you must head to Lapland before winter sets in and the lake freezes. You can enjoy a traditional meal of reindeer sausages and some blueberry tea, all the while watching those wondrous lights in the sky, the Aurora Borealis!

Kvarken SUP Expedition

On this expedition you will experience the amazing archipelago, on a SUP board. Our guides will navigate through the shallows. We spend the night in “a tensile accommodation”, floating in the air under the stars. Truly an experience which you will remember.

Midnight Sun Experience

Our evening begins with a relaxing cruise on a traditional long riverboat along River Kemijoki, which is surrounded by beautiful summer scenery. A local-style evening meal will be prepared by your guide in the midst of nature. Before midnight, you’ll be driven to the top of Ounasvaara Fell to admire the fascinating midnight sun and the tranquil surroundings. Then we raise a toast to the magical white nights of Lapland with a glass of sparkling wine. Afterwards we will take you back to your hotel.

Cruises to Southern Konnevesi National Park

Experience the clear waters and spectacular landscapes of a Finnish national park. Our cruise takes place in the area of beautiful Lake Konnevesi. Our professional guide takes care of your needs and is happy to answer all your questions. You are warmly welcome alone as well as with your partner or family. The 2-hour cruise departs from Häyrylänranta Harbour. Ensure your seat on the cruise by booking in advance!

Ski School

Learn snow sports! We provide instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark, and cross-country skiing.

Day of Animal Fun and Water

A day full of fun with animals and water makes for a true Northern autumn experience. Our first destinations will be a husky farm and a reindeer farm. Learn all about the animals and what goes into the running of the farms, the daily task of caring for and training the animals, and get a ride in an “autumn carriage” pulled by a dogsledding team. Next we’ll retreat to an outdoor fireplace to cook up a meal of sausages, mushroom soup, and blueberry tea, as part of a fishing trip out on the lake in a canoe. Of course, anything you catch, we can grill!

Arctic Attraction – Meet Sledding Huskies

Get to know the world of dog sled racing in its various forms and meet some of its heroes in the small village of Kirjais. The guide and dog owner will tell you about their history and how dog sledding has become a professional sport. These furry friends are sociable, and you can pet and rub them while the guide tells you about their training and daily care. You can also harness a dog and feel its pulling power on a kickbike. This short program can be supplemented with a cozy campfire in the cool fresh air – or with some light excercise, if you're looking to raise your pulse further!

Midnight Sun Golf in Southern Finland

Experience the magnificent, naturally beautiful Wiurila Golf & Country Club on the estate of Wiurila Manor. The challenging, links-type golf course right in the centre of Salo, Salo Golf and the long, seaside course in a beautiful river valley of Teijo, Meri-Teijo Golf. Accommodation in centrally located hotel Fjalar.

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

The Fell Lapland Visitor Centre offers six permanent exhibitions free of charge. The Vuovjjuš – Wanderers exhibition focuses on nomadic Sámi culture and nature. Travellers of the North is a description of the researchers and other travellers drawn to the Arctic fell nature. 8 Seasons is a story of the special atmosphere in local nature. The children's exhibition focuses on nature trips and life on the fells. The library is dedicated to a veterinarian-author who saved the whooper swan from extinction. Lauri Pappila's Birds is an amazing collection of wooden birds by the local sculptor.

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

Explorers’ Multiweek, 7 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! The perfect package for those who want to have the best excursions and also a couple of days for skiing, winter fun with the family, or just relaxing and enjoying the nature. Perfect for families! Accommodation included.

Horseback Riding in the Winter

Meet the loyal, strong and sure-footed Finnhorses at a local farm. We take a light 1-hour riding tour, heading to the snow-filled forest nearby. After the tour, we sit around a fire and talk about the Finnhorse, warming ourselves with hot chocolate.

Kick Sled Safari and Ice Fishing

The fish in the crystal clean lakes of Nuuksio do not sleep during the winter! Ski-equipped sleds offer not only light transportation but also the seats for fishing. A small tasting from the catch can be cooked on an open fire.

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.

Wilderness Winter Skills for Women

Are you planning a trip or expedition to remote Arctic areas in the winter? Hikes 'n Trails wilderness winter skills for women is an all-inclusive one-week course on the Russian border. The course includes all you need to know when planning an Arctic skiing tour with a sled or if you just want to challenge yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will stay in a nice and tidy room at a former Border Control station in a small village just beside the Russian border.

Fishing and Snowmobiles

Ice fishing safari to a wilderness lake. Head north on a snowmobile trail that takes you along the frozen River Ounasjoki and through snowy forests up into the hills, where you can admire the beautiful surroundings of Lapland. Follow the trail through white, snow-covered fields to arrive at a small wilderness lake. The silence will envelop you as you prepare to go fishing. Try your hand at traditional ice fishing and fry your catch over the campfire. Afterwards, return to town for a well-earned rest.

Rent Outdoor Equipment

Kuusijärvi is a popular all-season outdoor recreational center in Vantaa. Kuusijärvi’s popularity stems from its large sandy beach and beautiful cross-country skiing landscape with the ice swimming possibilities. Exture arranges equipment rental at Kuusijärvi. We’re open on request and on hot days. Our selection includes SUPs, canoes and kayaks. Wetsuits, bicycles and other equipment available by pre-order.

Winter Day in Linnansaari National Park

During our winter day, you can try several winter activities in the sceneries of Linnansaari National Park and the Kaarnetsaari Island. Choose whether you want to get to Kaarnetsaari Island by skates, skis, snowshoes, kick sledge or sleigh. While on the island, you can also go for a snowshoeing trip or try winter fishing! We will enjoy a fish or game soup by a campfire or inside the main building.

Hunting Northern Lights with Huskies

Enjoy the Northern night, sitting in a sled being pulled by a husky team! The darkness of the night or the magical lights dancing in the sky create a breathtaking atmosphere, which can only be experienced in Lapland! The silence of the wilderness around us is broken only by the smooth sounds of the sled skis. We will stop to warm up a little in a goahti, where we also grill sausages and drink hot juice. If Lapland’s magic is on our side and the Northern Lights show themselves to us, you also have a chance to photograph the Northern Lights.

Kayaking and Hiking Package in Teijo National Park

Explore National Park on a guided canoe trip (4 h) in Hamari lake. You will learn the basics of kayaking and make a peaceful trip (around 8 km) in the beautiful and calm lake landscapes. Relax afterwards in a traditional Finnish sauna and refresh in the cooling water of the lake. On the second day you can take a hike in the forest (3 km) from Kirjakkala. Have a coffee or lunch break in Teijo and do shopping in the handicraft centre in Teijo blast furnace. On the third day you can visit in the ironworks Mathildedal or Meri-Teijo Golf.