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Snowmobile Safari in the Archipelago

The snowmobile tour covers an easy and beautiful route around nearby forest trails and frozen sea. No previous experience needed, all driving- and safety instructions will be provided by our professional guides before start. This experience will give you a memory for life!

Saimaa Seal Watching Tour by Ecoboat

Join our guide on a comfortable Saimaa seal watching tour by Ecoboat. May is the best time to observe Saimaa seals, when they often lay on rocks sunbathing. Later in the summer they can be seen in the water with some luck. Our guide will give you lots of insights about Saimaa ringed seal, its habits, habitat, and if we are lucky… see them lounging on a rock. The Ecoboat cabin is covered, weather resistant and very comfortable. This private charter is good for up to 10 passengers.

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park - Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre in Hetta is the northernmost centre for the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. It is located to the Enontekiö which is one of the three sami municipalities in Finland. It is perfect target for those keen to learn about fell nature and past nomadic Sámi culture. And find information who were the first the travellers of the North... In the polar nights of winter and the sunlit summer nights, Hetta's open pine and birch forests give a powerful taste of the real Lapland. The amazing wooden bird art collection is offered as a starters in the exhibition.

Snowmobile Safari into the Arctic Circle Forest

This snowmobile safari will give you a chance to ride your own snowmobile on forest trails around the Santa Claus village area. You will enjoy the beautiful winter scenery and during the way we will make several stops to admire the snowy nature. The tour is suitable for anyone interested in experiencing snowmobiling. Children are traveling in the sledge pulled by the guides' snowmobile.

Nature Experience

Enjoy a guided walking tour in the centre of Kristiinankaupunki as well as a guided tour along a nature trail in the vicinity of the city centre. Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch at the "Local Cave" restaurant and have a chance to visit the Wolf Cave on Susivuori. Objects found in the cave have brought about speculations that it could have been inhabited in the Paleolithic Era, 120 000 to 130 000 years ago. These objects would be the only known Neanderthal artifacts in the Nordic countries. In the afternoon, you can visit Storholmen Island and its nature trail.

Self-Driving: National Park Tour Lakes – 9 Days

National Park Tour Lakes takes you to the national landscapes of Finland. You will visit the national parks of Repovesi, Linnansaari and Koli as well as the Punkaharju Ridge. A 2-day visit to Helsinki is included. Each destination includes a guided hiking or paddling tour of your choice. You will learn a lot about our nature, history and culture and will be able to enjoy our lakes also by swimming in natural waters. All arrangements are made for you, and a rental car can also be arranged.

Amazing Fishing Weekend in Finnish Archipelago

Do you want to experience our stunning seashore and amazing archipelago? Live comfortably in the holiday and fishing resort Ylöstalo or rent your own fully equipped seaside cottage in Särkisalo. You can access the famous fishing waters and make self-guided boating trips from your cottage. You have a rental boat for 1 day and get instructions for safe use. You can choose from calm sea routes or more exposed open sea routes. Pike is the most famous game fish in the area. The best season is in the spring and autumn. Main species in the sea: pike, perch, sea trout, whitefish, and pike-perch.

Hunting the One-eyed Pike

Go hunting for the mythical one-eyed pike of Lake Jeris. Enjoy the unique lake scenery surrounded by the fells. Experience the tranquillity of trolling and the excitement of a catch. Enjoy a delicious pike meal by the open fire while listening to fishing stories and legends of the fells.

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.

Taiga Husky Tour

A wilderness husky tour for about 7,5 hours, including a campfire lunch. The perfect way to experience the magnificent taiga forests of Lapland. Enjoy the sound of silence as you mush your own dog-team through the remote trails just north of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Circle. We travel 30-40 km during this tour. After or during the tour (weather dependant), we enjoy a hearty campfire lunch. You can choose to drive your sled alone, or share the experience with a partner.

Enjoy Golf and Lakeside Cottage Life at Villa Tervapääsky

Cottage Tervapääsky offers a spacious setting for a holiday by the lake. You can take in the countryside atmosphere all year round: in the summer you can enjoy the big garden with a patio, playhouse, grove, and a private beach sauna with a jetty. A top-ranked 9-hole golf course and a traditional summer dance hall are within walking distance from the cottage. However, nothing compromises the tranquility and peace of nature around your holiday home.

Ice Climbing Experience at Pyhätunturi

This is an outstanding chance to get familiar with the fascinating winter element of ice! With no previous climbing experience required, this activity is suitable for anyone with normal physical condition. Pyhätunturi, generally known as 'Pyhä' is a little village and a ski resort, located 135 km from Rovaniemi. The transportation from Rovaniemi is operated by Pyhä Ski Bus.

11 km Reindeer Ride to Turf Chamber at Kukkura

This reindeer tour takes you to a traditional turf chamber. You will learn to lasso, have some snacks by the open fire, and hear stories about reindeers and Lappish life. We will then return back to the farm through a silent, snowy forest. Duration 4 hours, temperature limit -25°C.

Experience Finnish Nature

Welcome to Holiday Center Pajarinhovi! Holiday Center Pajarinhovi is located in a historical location and gets its name from a notorious Boyar, who lived in Kitee many years ago. His tomb is located nearby, on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi. We invite You to visit our Center and spend your holiday here. Try fishing on the Lake! Our cooks help you grill or smoke your catch.

Guidance to Finnish Nature

The tour at the main exhibition will fascinate the visitor with its enthralling visualization of Finnish nature from the archipelago to the windswept fells of Arctic Lapland. During the guidance you will also find out about the ecological building and about the myths of the Finnish forests.

Walking Holiday in Finnish Lapland

This walking holiday in Finnish Lapland, in the quiet Kilpisjärvi village, is guaranteed to be a unique experience. In the village of just over 120 inhabitants, you will quickly know your way around the one street that goes through the village. But who needs roads when you have paths to walk on? A variety of guided day walks in Arctic landscapes, long days and slow sunsets around midnight. Escape the heat and crowds and join us for a refreshingly different summer holiday.

2-Day Trip to Svanstein and Miekojärvi

Are you ready for the winter wilderness? Leave with us for a two-day trip full of wilderness experiences. First up we drive to a traditional reindeer farm in Sinettä. Come face-to-face with the majestic animals and ride a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Then we continue to Svanstein, a premier skiing location for some downhill skiing and a barbecue lunch. After all the excitement and exercise, we continue to our lakeside cabin for some well-deserved relaxation and some time in the lakeside sauna. Next, spend the night in our “Aurora Nest” with a see-through roof, for the ultimate Aurora night...

Guided Fishing Trips to the River, Sea and Lakes

During your visit you can fish in a river, rapid, wilderness lakes and Baltic Sea Nationalpark. Use different methods, both fly fishing and spin fishing from shores and the boat. You can also try a traditional Lappish riverboat fishing. If needed, a professional fishing guide will teach and give tips for you. They will show you the best fishing places and give tips for choosing the right lures. You will stay in a historical iron work area. There are also some houses designed by well known Finnish architect Alvar Aalto.

Aurora Borealis at Rokua Tour

During our Aurora Borealis -tour you will enjoy the beautiful Rokua nature and silence with nature covered by white snow, far away from city lights. Depending on the weather conditions, we will admire the colourful Aurora Borealis and thousands of stars in the dark blue sky. Afterwards we will enjoy some warm refreshment by the open fire in a Finnish 'Kota' (hut).

Charms of Saimaa Summer Tour

Charms of Saimaa summer tour offers the most attractive and highest quality destinations to visit. Spend an unforgettable holiday and experience friendly service in Finnish national heritage landscape in the heart of the Lake Saimaa.