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Design Walk

On a guided walk to Design District Helsinki you can learn how design became a lifestyle for Finns. We visit classic brands like Artek known of Alvar Aalto and Marimekko and dive deeply to the design quarter to meet the fresh faces of Finnish design.

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.

Husky Safari – Rovaniemi

Wintertime safari with husky teams. After a short drive from town, we’ll arrive at a husky ranch, where these friendly dogs will bark an enthusiastic welcome. Before departing on the safari, you will be given instructions on how to control the sleds. Enjoy some hot berry juice by an open fire and chat with the head musher about these amazing northern animals back at the ranch.

RIB Tour in Helsinki Archipelago

Welcome to an unforgettable adventure! You can experience the Finnish archipelago and satisfy your hunger for speed at the same time! You will visit the most beautiful places of the Helsinki archipelago. Have a look at the sights and see the fantastic nature!

Amazing Auttiköngäs

This activity will be on foot. You will be walking by the amazing waterfalls and enjoying the beauty of the forest and Auttijoki river. Enjoy a snack by an open fire (included), listen to the sounds of the running free water. The guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you outside the city centre. The walk will be about 5 km. We recommend wearing warm sturdy shoes. Other than the drive, you will be outside the whole time, so be sure to wear suitably warm clothes.

Sightseeing Cruise on M/S Ieva

A sightseeing tour onboard M/S Ieva from the Savonlinna harbour to the beautiful Lake Saimaa. Duration: one hour. During the tour, you will pass the Olavinlinna castle and other Savonlinna sights. Available languages: Finnish, English, German and Russian.

Ranua Animal Fun Day with Zoo, Husky Farm and Reindeer Farm Visits

Start at the Ranua Arctic Zoo and see local animals as well as exotic, with the highlights being the enormous moose and polar bear. Also of note are the traditionally local animals such at the forest reindeer, the wolverine, and the arctic fox, not to forget many different species of owls! We’ll have a buffet lunch at the Zoo restaurant. A short ride later we’ll arrive at a husky farm, where you’ll get to meet and learn all about these animals and even ride a sleigh pulled by a team of dogs. Our final stop will be a reindeer farm, where you can enjoy a short trip in a reindeer sleigh.

Snowmobile Safari to the Icebreaker

Snowmobile safari to the Mighty Icebreaker Sampo is an experience of the arctic freedom at its fullest. A journey through the frozen sea, climbing aboard the Icebreaker and an incredible adventure swimming in the icy sea with the survival suit on. Guided tour aboard and tasty lunch included.

Snow Surfing at Lucky Ranch

The Pyhä area is a freerider's paradise. The long season and heavy snowfall mean there is always something to shred. You can reach the Soutaja backcountry without transportation from Lucky Ranch. Lucky Ranch is a test centre for Ilahu snow surfboards and home to many freeriders. Price includes a guide, a snow surfboard, hot drinks, and snacks. Suitable even for beginners.

Rent a SUP Board

Rent a SUP board at the Ounaspaviljonki beach and explore the Ounasjoki River on your own. You must know how to swim and need to wear a life jacket! Children under 18 must be supervised by a guardian.

Nightless Night Canoe Trip

See the Land of a Thousand Lakes where the sun doesn’t set, experience the nightless night on water! Your guide will tell you all you need to know about canoeing and we slide the canoes into the water. Slowly canoeing along idyllic Lake Rautusjärvi, we admire the beauty of the midnight sun and the peaceful evening. We talk about our different seasons and how they show here in the north. We will have a break at the shore to have some snacks and maybe even go for a midnight dip in the water.

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.

Helsinki Highlights By Bikes

An entertaining guided bike tour to see the major attractions and vast green spaces we have in and around the centre of Helsinki. Helsinki has more than 1000km of biking lanes and it is comfortable to cycle here even if first time in town!

Reindeer Safari – Rovaniemi

A memorable reindeer sleigh ride. Transportation by car to a reindeer farm, where you can try reindeer sleighing. This traditional way of travelling through snowy forests is a unique experience — in the evening, you may even see the Northern Lights blaze up the sky. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a bun at our campfire and learn about the life of reindeer herders.

Tour Skating Experience at Lake Saimaa

Tour skating is a fantastic way to experience & explore lake Saimaa! In Punkaharju, you can skate safely on a 15km skating track network on a frozen lake. For an example, skate to our unique Pancake Café, which is open on the weekends, along the tracks. There's equipment rental and restaurants located at the resort.

Ice Climbing

A safe opportunity to try ice climbing with professional guides at Tajukangas. Our guides will take you step-by-step through how to climb ice and each climber will have at least two full climbs on the wall. Everything you need is included in the price from climbing boots to ice axes. Tajukangas is located in Pyhätunturi, which could be the easiest-access venue for proper ice climbing in the whole world – just a 10 minute walk from the meeting point, Hotel Pyhätunturi. Pyhätunturi is located just 2 hours from city of Rovaniemi and is easily attainable by Ski Bus.

Fishing on the Ice with Tall Tales by Open Fire

Experience Finnish style of winter fishing on the ice of a local lake. You will get the necessary equipment and you will be guided to the lake nearby to try to get the best catch. You will have fun competing with your friends on who gets the first or the biggest fish. Afterwards you will enjoy warm drinks and the best tall tales by open fire in a Finnish style of hut called 'Kota'. You may try to prepare a fish dish by the fire, if you were lucky with the catch!

Cruises to the Mystic Island of Seili

The naturally beautiful, but oddly historical island of Seili is located in the Turku Archipelago, just a short sea passage from Naantali old town. Seili is an old place of exile, where first lepers and then the insane were kept beginning in the 1600s. When you once went to Seili Island, there you stayed. Bring your own picnic and enjoy a summery outing on the beautiful island.

Northern Light Hunting on Snowshoes

Seeing the Northern lights is an experience beyond description, one that you will never forget.The best locations for hunting the Northern Lights are very easily accessible on snowshoes. Total darkness and silence in the middle of a snowy forest create an expectant atmosphere that makes the hunt even more exciting. Our experienced guide leads you safely to places where you have a good chance to see the Northern Lights. You will also learn interesting facts about the Northern Lights as well as Lappish nature and history.