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Campfire Tour Safari

This snowmobile safari in Tahko, near Kuopio, covers an easy and beautiful route around nearby forest trails and on a frozen lake. No previous experience is needed. With the help of an experienced guide, you will quickly learn how to handle a snowmobile. During the break, you can relax a bit and enjoy sausages cooked on the campfire. Duration: 2 hours or 25 km. Refreshments: juice and sausages at the campfire

Rental Equipment for Summer Sports

The RukaStore Rental Shop is located in the heart of the Ruka village. The following equipment is available for summer sports: • Mountain bikes • Fatbikes • Walking poles • Hiking or baby carrier backpacks • Disc golf equipment Welcome to the RukaStore Rental Shop!

Aurora Activity Week

Due to its location, Nuorgam is one of the best places to chase the northern lights. We have zero light pollution, and because of the cold, there are no clouds. This makes it possible to see the northern lights during 60–70% of winter nights. With any luck, you will see the northern lights dancing in the sky. But don't come just for the aurora borealis, come for arctic beauty and winter exploration. We take you to the wilderness by skis, snowshoes, and snowmobile. We will teach you ice fishing on the frozen lakes. You will visit a reindeer herder. Come and discover the Arctic.

Family Nature Holiday

Relaxed family holidays are about enjoying seasonal activities in nature and experiencing complete immersion into the wilderness. In the winter, we explore the surrounding landscape by skiing and snowshoeing, and watching Auroras is possible right outside the cabin. During summer and autumn, the main activities are hiking, fishing, berry picking and observing nature. Daily adventures are balanced by the comfort of bathing in the sauna and tasty meals prepared by using local ingredients.

Twilight Drive

Just wait until the day sets for night, and we are ready to go. Driving by the snowmobile lights in the peaceful twilight, we stop to admire the magnificent night sky with millions of stars. And you never know if we might be lucky enough to drive under the Northern Lights on our way back.

Summer Adventure Holiday in Ruka - Kuusamo

Ruka in Kuusamo is the area where Lapland begins. The area is best known for its rugged wilderness, untouched nature, National Parks and pure water. The summer adventure week takes you in the countryside of Ruka. Accommodation, the guest house 'Papin Talo', is a unique place for summer holidays, including half board with local wild food. During your holiday you will also experience some unique adventures in nature surroundings, e.g. wild bear watching, SaunaTour experience, river rafting and visiting a local reindeer farm.

Nature Holiday in Järvisydän and Linnansaari National Park

Have a relaxing nature holiday in the sceneries of Linnansaari National Park. Spring is the best time to see endangered Saimaa ringed seals and after an outdoor day, you can relax in our new Lake Spa. Our nature holiday includes a guided seal watching safari to the national park, 2 nights' accommodation in the Suite of Hotel Järvisydän, half board and single entry to the Lake Spa.

Accessible Guided Fishing Trip

Enjoy a 4-hour accessible guided fishing trip with us at Lake Kyyvesi, and we guarantee you a memorable catch. Our relaxed professional guide will teach you how to fish pike, perch, and zander. The boat is very stable thanks to its even base. Two wheelchairs fit on it at the same time, plus a maximum of 6 persons. Use of fishing equipment included.

Evening in the Forest

We start our walk with the last light of the day. You can feel the silence falling over the forest – it relaxes your mind. We follow the path and take a break by the open fire. When we come back, we already need our headlights to find our way! Duration: 3 hours. Time: 17.00–20.00 or 15.00–18.00 (December) Season: October–December, March–April Equipment: shoes suitable for walking in the forest, warm outdoor clothes

Learn to Catch Salmon on Tornionjoki River

Hooking a whopper salmon will make even the most experienced of fishermen shake with excitement. This salmon trolling course at Lappean Loma teaches you the best salmon fishing spots and the best lures to use. And you can fully explore the secrets of salmon trolling with the help of an experienced fishing guide. This programme can only be arranged when salmon fishing is permitted.

Northern Lights Exploration

The highest probability of seeing the Northern Lights in Finland is from October to April. Sometimes you can get lucky and see the Aurora Borealis in Helsinki, but you are more likely to see them above the Arctic Circle, where Santa Claus also hails from. We can customize your trip and either go by foot, reindeer or husky and chase the Northern Lights in Lapland. It is also possible to discover the Northern Lights from a private jet or helicopter in Lapland. Magic happens, enjoy your dreams.

Midnight Sun Tour

A relaxing guided hiking trip to experience the midnight sun and to see how beautiful Lapland is during the summer. The midnight sun in Lapland occurs during the summer months in May, June and July. Duration 2–3 h including return transfers to your hotel.

Golf - Relax and Recharge your Game - A Finnish Way

Our well-maintained 18-hole course opens right from the Hotel doors. Warm up your body before the game and balance afterwards with the latest wellbeing technology, a unique method available only in Finland. The treatment will activate your muscles and focus your mind. Since a golfer's skin faces health and aging problems more than usual, our signature Golfer's Facial is ideal for both men and women. Our Wellbeing Mentor and Golf Pro will give you useful ideas. A Finnish sauna will finalise your experience. The hotel kitchen is famous for its local food made in with seasonal inspirations.

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.

Enjoy Nature in Punkaharju – Rental Equipment

Punkaharju’s wonderful nature enables diverse activities. We have equipment for fishing, boat trips, paddle boarding, skiing, skating, cycling and canoeing. The beautiful lake scenery and fantastic countryside will provide unforgettable memories. Puruvesipolku is a new hiking trail through typical Finnish landscapes shaped by the Ice Age. The scenery varies from forests and lakes to agricultural countryside. More information and map at http://puruvesi.eu/en/

Ice Climbing at Ruka Ski Resort

The ice-climbing program is suitable for adults and children who like to challenge themselves and are not afraid to try new adventures in a safe winter environment. The program is moderately demanding, but suitable for beginners. You do need to be in decent physical condition – i.e. strong enough to use the axe on ice. Ice climbing in Arctic conditions can be a very powerful experience. We will help you feel confident as you explore the ice wall, and you will come out of the experience feeling mentally stronger. Welcome to our Arctic Wonderland!

Helsinki City Run Half Marathon

Helsinki City Run is the biggest running event in Finland with over 12 000 participants (2016). Helsinki City Run (HCR) takes place mid-May every year. The route combines city, sea-view, forests and parks and is an excellent way to see Helsinki and its most beautiful parts. There are 10 start groups, so you can join runners going your preferred pace. HCR hosts the best services for runners in Finland. We invite you and your friends for a great and active time in Helsinki!

A Walk with Arctic Snow Dogs

Take a walk with arctic Samojedi dogs. They are the experts in extreme arctic conditions but also excellent companion dogs. You'll see Kemi in four seasons on a guided walking tour through parks and along the seashore. During the walk you can take photos of your new cute friends and their famous smiles.