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Archipelago National Park

The labyrinthine Archipelago Sea has more islands than any other archipelago in the world. The archipelago scene varies from larger islands dotted with rustic pastures and vibrant villages, to windswept rocky islets. Scheduled ferry services take locals and tourists to the main islands all year round.

Arctic Ice Fishing

The arctic lakes in Finland are really, and we mean really, in the middle of no where: deep in the wilderness of the fell area, difficult to reach without local guides. We promise that seeing, feeling and smelling pure nature is a remarkable experience for everyone, but of course there is a really good possibility to catch some fish too. Most common species are arctic char, whitefish, grayling and perch.

Luxurious Baltic Sea Roundtrip Cruise

The Helsinki-Stockholm-Helsinki route is served by two of the most unique cruise ships in the world, the sister ships Silja Symphony and Silja Serenade. The heart of these two ships is the lively 142 m long Promenade. The recently renovated, elegant cruise ships offer versatile activities for a memorable cruise – international entertainment, shopping for top brands at tax-free prices as well as a real casino atmosphere, spa-area and many restaurants for all tastes! Spend two eventful evenings and nights onboard and visit royal Stockholm from Helsinki. Daily departures all year round.

A Day of Fishing at Lake Syväri

Would you like to relax and enjoy your time with no hurry at all? If yes, this is the trip you need! There is enough time to find the best fishing spots and try different fishing methods. We can also stop for a break on an island or for a bite to eat. We will prepare the day's catch together with you. Fun & good times on the water!

Ride the Swan

You can now experience the thrill of sailing on the classic S&S Swan 43 sailing boat, originally built for racing. The boat has excellent sailing properties and is easy and safe to handle. Prior sailing experience is not necessary, as the boat always has a skipper. You can, however, participate in the steering and handling of the boat. Departures from Nauvo or Airisto.

Snowmobile Safari

During this safari, you’ll learn how to drive a snowmobile along a frozen river and through forests covered with snow, all the while enjoying beautiful views of the river valley. The tour is suitable for everyone, also for families with children.

Seeking Northern Lights by Traditional Forest Skis in Ylläs

Come and try the traditional way of skiing in the night time. Instead of regular cross-country skiing on maintained ski tracks we will head to the deep snow in the forest. For this we will use special forest skis that are longer and wider than the typical cross-country skis. If the weather is clear, we head to a small island in the middle of Lake Ylläsjärvi and see if we can spot Northern Lights. If the weather is cloudy we ski in the forest looking for tracks of arctic animals.

Winter Wonderland for Couples

This program has been designed for couples or 2 people. Suitable for your honeymoon or special anniversary. You will have your own personal guide for the duration. Hotel Kalevala is in a unique setting, in the remote east of Finland, close to the Russian border. Here you have space to relax and unwind in an ideal retreat, but you can also enjoy activities offered just for you two.

Hiking in Himos

In Himos we have good hiking trails where you can see and feel Finnish nature. You can embark on a hiking adventure from the doorstep of your holiday cottage! The trails are 4–8 km long, and by combining the trails that wind along the mountain tops you can make even longer trips. Enjoy the quiet forest, see how the landscape changes its colours through every season. Trails are marked with different colours and you can buy a map from the Himos Center reception (5 € each). We have trails for every fitness level. No fees required!

RIB Boat Adventure

Experience the speed of our powerful RIB boat – with 550 horsepower! The RIB boat is a lightweight, high performance boat, which offers a sensational experience and great excitement on the waters. Along the way we’ll stop for a break at the idyllic Naapurivaara Resort.

Finnish Border Hiking Tour

Join us for a guided 8-day hut-to-hut hiking tour through unspoilt Finnish ‘Taiga’ forests and mires, along ridges and shores of crystal clear lakes. The daily hiking stages are about 13–19 km long, totalling up to 85 km's in 5 days. For one day we will canoe on the small lakes and rivers. The trail is mostly flat and easy to walk, therefore suitable for anyone of average fitness level.

Reindeer Rides in Lappeenranta

Come and enjoy a reindeer ride in Lappeenranta! Reindeer rides are organised near Holiday Club Saimaa in the Rauha area of Lappeenranta. Reindeer sled rides are a charming way to enjoy a winter’s day, and they're suitable for the whole family. You can join a reindeer sled ride via Lappeenranta’s Wild Tours and Safaris in Rauha. After the activity you can enjoy a warm meal or soup at the Williporo-restaurant (a tipi-like hut) next to the reindeers' resting place. With lack of snow the sled rides can be executed with placing small wheels under the sledges.

Treasures of Nature and Local Life: Summer in Sysmä

This tour package includes accommodation in a well-equipped log cabin for 3 nights with a guided walking tour along a trail that passes through varying landscapes shaped by the Ice Age. Also included are a guided cycling tour to traditional Finnish countryside landscapes, canoeing tour to enjoy the midnight sun and Finnish summer or the last lights of an Autumn evening in a unique way. Nature tours with a professional guide allow you to explore the treasures of Finnish nature safely.

Traditional Day in a Finnish Summer Cabin in the Wilderness

During this excursion, you will experience the local way of life and the treasures of Lappish wilderness. After a transfer into the forest by car, we will jump into a rowing boat and row across the lake to the wilderness cabin. We will spend a relaxing day in the pure Lappish nature; fishing, picking berries or mushrooms, collecting fresh natural spring water, starting a fire and having lunch together, listening to fascinating stories of the Lappish nature and life here in the Arctic wilderness.

Island Excursion

The south coast of Finland has a lot to offer. We recommend a boat tour to an uninhabited island in the archipelago around Eckerö where you can explore the fantastic nature with an experienced guide. A light snack and drinks are included. You need to be able to move around slowly in easy terrain.

The Secret of the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis – are the most beautiful colour spectacle in nature. In the night sky of the Arctic, this brilliant light phenomenon will never leave you cold. A picture and video show by a skilled Northern Lights guide will teach you everything from ancient beliefs and myths to the latest scientific facts. You will also be able to listen to real radio signals from space at the same time as you enjoy Nature's most magnificent light show. Duration: 45 min

“Loorti” Reindeer Feeding Program

What is the best place to learn about reindeer and reindeer management? Salla Reindeer Park, of course! Salla Reindeer park´s 200 hectare area is an ancient reindeer pasture. Here you will see reindeer closer than ever before.

Teijo National Park

Teijo offers many faces of Finland in a small area, with lovely lakes, green forests, marshes, streams and a sea bay - all conveniently located near three historic ironwork villages offering comfortable lodgings. Activities for energetic visitors of all ages including hiking, fishing, rowing, canoeing, wild swimming, cycling and cross-country skiing.

Cross Country Ski Week

This holiday is perfect for those who want to embark on ski-tours directly from your hotel, enjoy good food and maybe a glass of wine in the evening while relaxing by the fireplace at our lobby bar. The hotel sits next to the Kalevala Ski Center, which has several trails that are floodlit in the evening. In total we have about 80 km of trails, starting directly from the hotel door towards the lake and forests. The level and length of ski routes vary from short routes across the frozen lakes to week-long ski trips across the hills and forests.