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A True Vagabond

Discover the Arctic Ocean and the North Cape on a three-day snowmobile safari. This trip is planned and provided by the native Sámi reindeer herders who know the area like the back of their hands. Your Sámi guides will take you beyond the fells. Are you ready to travel 270 kilometres on a snowmobile? You will explore Sámiland in Finland and in Norway. You will also try ice-fishing and learn more about the fascinating Sámi culture.

Ice Karting – Powerslide on an Ice Track

Maneuver a go-kart on a snowy ice track! You are provided with complete winter driving gear: thermal overalls, shoes, gloves, hood, and helmet. Warm juice is served throughout the program. Minimum height 140 cm. Duration about 1 hour, including a short transfer.

Saimaa Ringed Seal Safari

The Saimaa Ringed Seal is an endangered creature that lives only in Lake Saimaa. Early summer is the best time to spot the seal, as they are often lying on the rocks. The cruise takes you to the Linnansaari National Park on our charming wooden boat. During the trip, we will search the seal's habitat while also observing Osprey nests. After the safari, we head to Kaarnetsaari Island, where we enjoy coffee and snacks.

Heart of the Archipelago

During our full-day, guided bicycle trips you will feel your mind truly relax as you concentrate on the quiet allure of the archipelago landscape. Rejuvenate your mind and body on our best nature trails and vantage points, while getting familiar with local flora and fauna. Visit idyllic little villages and taste authentic archipelago cuisine. By staying over in the archipelago, you'll get a more in-depth view of island life. Experience the motorized version of a bridge: ferry transportation. Accommodation in one B&B for the duration of the trip. Come and join our adventure!

Husky Safari – Saariselkä

Enthusiastic barking welcomes you to the safari at our departure point. Before departing on your journey, you will be given instructions on how to control the sleds, which you will ride in pairs. Passengers may swap places at the halfway point. The head musher tells about the life and training of these Arctic animals, and you have a chance to take some great photos. The departure point may change according to weather conditions. Hot drinks will be served by a campfire.

Savonlinna Charter Cruise during Savonlinna Opera Festival

See & experience Savonlinna in a new and comfortable way on a private cruise, VIP style. A small, comfortable eco-boat goes where big ships cannot go. You will see the old castle, old ships museum and nice islands. Skipper will entertain you with tales and insights of local history and the nature of Saimaa. Live accordion music during the cruise guarantees some of the best summer moments you will experience. Gourmet guests might want to pre-order an optional caviar & champagne service onboard.

Golf in Lappeenranta and Imatra Region

Golf goes together with summer – no question about it! There are four golf courses within a 40 km radius in South Karelia, all offering golfers natural beauty, challenges and fun. The Etelä-Saimaa Golf course, on the shores of Lake Saimaa, has been praised as the most beautiful golf course in Finland, with good reason. The 18-hole course, spread out on the island of Tuosa, is a charmer thanks to its views and fairways alike. Holiday Club Golf Saimaa's new 18-hole course and driving range, completed for summer 2013, provide challenges and experiences of success for players of all skill levels.

Canoeing in the Beautiful Turku Archipelago

Enjoy the peace and silence of the Archipelago in your own rental kayak. Glide quietly on the waves, breathe the fresh air, listen to the seabirds and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Have a delicious dinner in the delightful Stallbacken restaurant, and finish the day with a traditional Finnish farm sauna. This paddling package offers physical activity, but is suitable for all.

Old Wooden Towns Tour

Walking around old towns is like stepping into a fairytale: the colorful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beautiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long-forgotten past. In old Finnish coastal towns you find many lovely restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulation ensures that the areas will retain their history.

Sompio Strict Nature Reserve

The core of the strict nature reserve is formed by the chain of the Nattastunturit Fells, which have sharp peaks. Lake Sompiojärvi is located on the southern side. The scenery on the northern side is dominated by the fell area of the Urho Kekkonen National Park. Nestling by the Urho Kekkonen National Park, the primary objective of the Sompio Strict Nature Reserve is to preserve forest, fell and mire lands for the future and for scientific research. You can make a rewarding day trip on the marked trails or make it part of a longer hike.

Two-Day Trail Riding

Experience two-day trail riding in the authentic Levi landscape with original Finnhorses and our guide. Stay overnight in Galleria&Kievari Raekallio in Pöntsö. Also suitable for beginners.

NUTS Pallas

This trail race runs through Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in northwestern Finnish Lapland, under the midnight sun and through the cleanest air in Europe. You can join the NUTS Pallas Trail Run with distances of 30, 55, and 134 km. The race runs along one of the most popular hiking routes in Finland.

Art, Design and Architecture in Southwestern Finland

Get to know the different eras of Finnish architecture in four west coast cities. See everything from manors, ironworks and villages to old wooden towns and churches – and naturally the work of Alvar Aalto. Get to know modern art and design at museums, boutiques and studios. The tour guides you through many fascinating destinations by car and on foot.

Kaldoaivi by Fatbikes

Kaldoaivi is Finland’s largest wilderness reserve. It has hundreds of kilometres of off-road tracks created by such livelihoods as reindeer-herding and fishing, offering ideal conditions for mountain biking. Come with us and explore the magnificent nature and diverse history of a true wilderness. We will navigate Kaldoaivi’s best mountain-bike trails: from Utsjoki, over Kaldoaivi’s most renowned fells, and on to the Nuorgam road leading to Njallavaara Fell. The distance covered during the biking expedition will be up to 120 km.

Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park

Wild windswept bogs extend to the west from the old medieval road that leads north through the pine forests of Kyrönkangas. This is a great place for birdwatching, especially in the springtime when songbirds fill the woods and marshes. The marshes offer a chance to relax and recharge among nature throughout the year.

Delightful Raekallio

We head towards the north, driving along frozen swamps to the small village of Pöntsö. In Pöntsö, we visit the home and gallery of Lappish artist Reijo Raekallio. Reijo is known for his talent of capturing the beauty of Lappish nature and its people and animals into his paintings. A coffee break surrounded by beautiful art will feed your mind and soul.

Lemmenjoki National Park

The Lemmenjoki National Park is situated in Northern Lapland. Northern nature shows its barest and most beautiful aspects here, and the park is home to several rare and endangered species. The park's varied nature, Sámi culture and its fascinating history of gold prospecting make for a truly unique place. This is the largest National Park in Finland, so there is something to see for everyone!

Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddling means standing on a giant surfboard and paddling on calm waters. SUP is a quiet, but effective workout. Beginners can practice on Lake Immeljärvi or Lake Sirkka-Levijärvi, more experienced paddlers can venture onto the Ounasjoki River. If the weather gets cold, you’ll be provided with neoprene equipment. Duration approximately 2 hours.

Snowmobile Safari to Search for the Northern Lights

This evening departure of a snowmobile safari will be a special experience to discover the magic of snowy forests in the night. Given extra light by the white snow reflection or the stars and the moon, we follow the snowmobile trails away from city lights and looking for the spot to admire the sky. The guide will light up a bonfire and we will enjoy a picnic while waiting for the Northern Lights to appear. Everyone can grill traditional Finnish “makkara” sausages on the fire and we serve Lappish berry juice to keep yourself warm.