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Full Day Scenic Wilderness Safari

This safari takes you to one of the most beautiful snowmobile routes of the area and to the top of Kuntivaara (481 m). From the top you have a view over Paanajärvi National Park in Russia. We have delicious soup lunch en route. Have the joy of driving with excellent snowmobiles in picturesque landscapes!

Canoe Rental by the Day

The lake at Tahko Holiday Center invites you on a leisurely paddle in our three-seater Winkkari 17 canoe. Rental time is between 09.00-17.00, but if agreed upon, you can stay even longer and enjoy an evening on the lake!

Wilderness Hiking Near the Russian Border

A slightly more demanding 7 day hiking tour in Eastern Finland near the Russian border. We cover approximately 20 km per day. The route passes through wilderness areas with pristine untouched nature, ending each evening in a comfortable accommodation, where you can enjoy local hospitality and delicious regional foods. Bear watching safari as optional extra. You are guided by a pre-programmed GPS device which acts as a map, compass and route description. A mobile phone is included for emergencies, as well as a nature guide booklet with maps and points of interest.

Sunset Sauna Cycle

This tour shows you what this sauna-frenzy nation of Finns is all about! In a magic evening of setting sun we cycle around Eastern side of Helsinki center to such neighborhoods like the hipster home Kallio, Kruununhaka full of Finnish history, and functionally modern Merihaka / Hakaniemi. We learn about sauna and the culture behind it while cycling around the recreational areas and islands close to the center of Helsinki. We also stop at one of the famous public saunas for a real bathing!

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.

On the Bear's Tracks – 24 hours

Take an introductory walk of 2 to 3 hours and spend a night in a comfortable hide in the Finnish taiga to discover the secrets and tracks of the brown bear with a professional nature guide. As you watch from the hide during the summer night, wolverines might also visit. And if you are lucky, you can spot wolves, badgers, foxes, owls, etc. Season: May to October Location: Lentiira, Kuhmo Duration: one day and night Persons: 1–5 Price includes your guide, bear watching night, juice during the excursion and snacks in the hide.

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.

Refreshing Outdoor Weekend

No light pollution, only fresh air and fascinating nature scenery between lakes and forests await you. Our special weekend package introduces you to our most popular activities, fatbike rides and canoeing or wintertime snowshoeing. During the day, you will enjoy these sports safely with our guide. Our routes take you along the Kanta-Häme region, including the deepest swamp in Finland. In the evening, you can warm up in one of our cozy lakeside saunas and take a dip in the water. Some nights when the sky is clear, you might even see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)!

Hunting and Cooking Wild Food in the Heart of Finland

In late May, nature comes alive, as do your hunting instincts that have been dormant during the winter. Your eyes frequently turn to the ground, looking for fresh false morel mushrooms or rosebay willowherb shoots, also called wild asparagus. At last, nature’s own wild food bar is open. We’ll go on hikes to get to know the nearby nature as well as Pyhä-Häkki National Park and the varying forest landscape. And while we're out, we will pick nature’s own wild ingredients into our baskets for later use.

Aurora Tours

"The smaller the group, the bigger the experience, as listening to the woods is better in silence." You can pick from a range of tour times, from 3 to 6 hours. So just send us an email and we can tailor a tour to your needs! Our groups are never larger than 8 people per tour, so you can truly experience the beauty of Aurora hunting. Your tour guide will also teach you about the authenticity of Lapland and the nature that surrounds you.

Kayaking

Experience the Archipelago Sea National Park in a kayak! We arrange guided kayak tours from Korpoström to Konungsskär that include an introduction to kayaking and a lunch break on Konungsskär. The tour starts from the Visitors Centre situated in the UNESCO Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve, right at the edge of the unique Archipelago Sea National Park and the historic strait of Korpoström. Size of group 6–10 people. Fee includes all equipment.

Fishing trip to Archipelago & Accommodation in Hotel Fjalar

Take a memorable fishing trip to the beautiful Finnish coastline in Southern Finland. All-inclusive fishing trip with a professional fishing guide in Salo archipelago sea area and overnight in a cosy, family-run hotel Fjalar in the town of Salo. The fishing trip is suitable for families, friends and all who would like to go fishing whether it is your first time or favorite hobby. The fishes of the region are zander, perch and pike.

Bonfire Under the Northern Lights

We head away from the village lights. We start a small bonfire and sit around it to grill some snacks. Listening to the bonfire in the darkness is a relaxing experience. Your guide tells stories of the magical nights which are never all that dark with all the stars and of course Northern Lights. We know that love hearing our stories, but don't forget to look up – maybe you will see the stories come to life.

Aurora Borealis Safari by Snowmobile

Experience the Arctic night by driving through a snow-covered forest and on the frozen sea. With a little luck, you’ll travel under a bright sky lit by the moon and the stars. Perhaps the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights – will appear to show you the way. Sip warm beverages by a campfire and learn more about the Northern Lights and Lapland.

A Night in the Romantic Lakeland

Stay a night at the Tertti Manor, a functional farmhouse and boutique hotel in the Lakeland. After arrival, take a peaceful walk and enjoy the scents of the herb garden. Our chef will prepare a picnic box for your evening trip to the lake with a small rowboat. You can enjoy your picnic in the forest, on the beach, in the garden or even on the lake. Your morning starts with an abundant manor breakfast. The price includes accommodation in a double room, a berry drink, picnic box, use of rowboat, breakfast, and taxes.

Forest Trail Reindeer Safari

You will not find a more traditional mode of transportation than the reindeer sleigh. Come face to face with these gentle creatures, as we take you to a nearby reindeer farm to ride a reindeer-drawn sleigh through the snowy forests. Learn about the reindeer herder's life. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive 30 minutes to the reindeer farm. You will be instructed how to the ride the reindeer sleigh, and you will travel for about 2 kilometers. Upon your return, the reindeer herder will tell you about his reindeers and his life over some hot juice.

The Peak of Levi

Ride to the top of Levi fell with original Finnhorses. We organize a riding trip to the top of Levi, where we enjoy a lunch and an amazing view. Please notice that a certain level of riding is required because of the steep uphills and downhills.

Yacht or Sailing Tour in the Archipelago

You can explore Helsinki by the sea from a yacht or sailing boat in one of the world's largest archipelagos, of some 180 000 islands. You can also embark on longer trips and explore summer cities like Porvoo, Tammisaari and Hanko. Water activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, and kayaking can also be arranged. Even kiteboarding, SUP boarding, and SUP yoga are also possible! Duration: 2 hours Location: Helsinki and the Archipelago, including UNESCO World Heritage listed Suomenlinna fortress Island

Ruka Ski School: Lessons and Courses

The Ruka Ski School provides the most up-to-date instruction available in all snowsports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark, cross country and skiing for persons with reduced mobility. We have something to offer for beginners as well as experts. Safety and inspiring ski experiences are our priority. Several types of lessons and courses available. Welcome to the Ruka Ski School!

Day Hike at Swamp Protection Area Siikaneva

This guided hiking tour takes you to the swamp protection area of Siikaneva. Its rural location near the Adventure Apes home base in Orivesi makes it the perfect location to unwind and enjoy the pure stillness of Finnish nature. Highlights include: -Private guide knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna -Experience the pure nature of the swamp -Relax in the silence of nature -Enjoy a full campsite meal around an open fire