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Summer Photo Tour: National Parks of Finland

Forests and lakes in the middle of summer, when forests are dark green and water in the lakes warm for swimming. You will be staying in cottages by the most beautiful lakes and have landscape and sunset photographing workshops in the National Parks of Repovesi, Linnansaari and Koli. Guided by landscape photographer Valentino Valkaj.

Enjoy the Midnight Sun

The nightless night in Lapland is magical. We organise many opportunities for adventure under the midnight sun. You can admire the bright magical nights on a horseback ride or in a horse-drawn carriage. Or, if you prefer motors to horses, you can take one of our quad bikes and drive towards the sun. We'll even organise a car ride straight to the peak of Mount Kaunispää, if that's what you prefer.

Hiking Under the Midnight Sun

An enjoyable and relaxing hiking trip in the nightless night of Levi. This hike is suitable for everyone and will give you the chance to experience the midnight sun, only visible above the Arctic circle. This trip will take place between 21:30 – 00:30, and will include a snack made by the open fire and a toast to the sun at midnight. Don’t forget your sunglasses! Duration: 3 hours.

Snowmobile Safari

This snowmobile safari takes you up to the Vuokatti hills, where you enjoy the beautiful winter scenery. We ride with brand new 2016 Touring model snowmobiles – safer and more environmentally friendly due to lower emissions. On our way back, we’ll stop for a break and enjoy hot drinks & snacks. Suitable also for beginners.

Bicycle Rental

The bicycle routes in Kotka have received a lot of praise and thanks – See them for yourself! The reception at Santalahti Holiday Resorts also provides route maps.

Relax: Hiking to five fells

Hotel Hullu Poro in the heart of Levi will be your base as you start your hiking to five different fells situated less than an hour’s car ride from Levi. The fells are Aakenus, Särkitunturi, Keimiö, Pallas and Kätkä or Lommoltunturi. All the fells allow you to experience the beautiful and breathtaking Lappish nature with clean, crisp air.

Ski Rental in Ylläs

At the hotel we have a ski rental with full service. Our guides are there daily helping you out in choosing the right kind of skis for your cross-country skiing day. Also snowshoes are available. You can leave your skis to be waxed or do it by yourself in the waxing room.

Lapland Short Break at Torassieppi

A short break at Torassieppi, including awesome winter activities like a husky safari and Lappish foodie experience. The Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Northern Lights Resort is situated by Lake Torassieppi, right next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park. Located in an area with no light pollution, it is one of the best places to watch the Northern Lights. The restaurant's delicious food is local and organic. With cozy rooms, cabins with fireplaces, lakeside saunas and our own reindeer and husky farms on the doorstep, Torassieppi has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway.

A Two Hour Husky Safari

The friendly barks of the huskies welcome you to the local husky farm but as soon as the safari departs from the farm, these wonderful dogs quiet down and start to work. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the arctic nature and the husky ride on the snowy trails in silence. Stop for a break in the middle of nowhere and take photos. We drive with two people per husky team, but there is a possibility to change the driver along the way. The average length of the trail is 12-17 km's, but the weather conditions and the skills of the participants may affect the length of the ride.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Hämeenlinna

Enjoy breath-taking views and the beauty of Finnish nature from a unique perspective. You can book your spot on a hot air balloon and come to see the surroundings of Hämeenlinna from the sky. Or you can have a private flight specially for you: a romantic flight for two or beautiful views for a group of 4–7 people.

Kayak Experience with Comfort

Take a kayak tour in a small group. Experience pure nature and Finnish traditions: paddling, sauna, hiking, fishing, swimming, local specialities and more. Included are 7 nights with comfortable traditional accommodation, full board, kayak equipment, luggage transportation, sauna and guides.

Ice Karting Open Race

Put the pedal to the metal and challenge your colleagues, friends or family for a fun race on ice and snow! Feel the excitement and have a great time on a safe ice track, driving karts and competing against time, other drivers or yourself.

Wild Swimming Adventure

Explore the best wild swimming spots with a local swim guide in Helsinki Region. Enjoy dips in the Baltic Sea and learn to know its beautiful archipelago. Walk with our guide to out-of-the-way swimming spots in Nuuksio National Park, where there are over 80 little lakes and ponds. Choose from a 3h urban swim tour to a whole day swim-walk trek. Our swim guide is a professional beach lifeguard and takes care of swimming safety.

Hotel Cruises From Savonlinna and Kuopio

We offer both one-day hotel cruises with a boat trip to one direction and one night at a hotel. Accommodation can be before or after the boat trip. The two-day hotel cruise takes place along the unforgettable Heinävesi water route from Savonlinna or from Kuopio. Accomodation at a hotel in a double-room.

Smoke Saunas & Ice Swimming

Going to the sauna is an essential part of any holiday in Finland, as the sauna has always been a fundamental part of Finnish culture. The heat will help you relax and unwind, relieving your physical and spiritual stress. All our cabins are equipped with a sauna. There are also several smoke saunas in the area for groups, all with a fireplace in the dressing room. We are also home to the largest smoke sauna in the world. Only the brave take a dip in the ice – after we cut a hole in it. The refreshingly cold spring water is pure enough to drink.

Snowmobile Safari

Our snowmobile safaris are from 25 to 45 kilometers long and each participants can drive their own snowmobile. Each guest is equipped with all the necessary gear for the safari. Before the departure on the safari, your guide gives you a short lesson on how to handle a snowmobile. Then you will depart on a snowmobile through the snowy forest in varying routes in Varjola. Along the safari you enjoy soot pot coffee and sandwiches at the viewpoint hut.

Alfons' Runaway Trail

Get swept from the excitement of the arena out into the peaceful and surreal winter forest. Learn how to harness the sled dogs and practice the skill of driving over a long distance. This trail is 6 km long and you'll be riding in a traditional Björkis 2-person sled. The peaceful motion and the beautiful scenery is inspiring. We'll also introduce you to our huskies day-to-day life. Hot drinks included.

Wintertime Wilderness Skills Week

One week (Sunday to Friday) full-board training of winter-time wilderness skills in a far-north natural environment for people looking for new experiences. Includes first hand testing of various shelters — tent, tarp / loue, and snow shelter quinzee — and learning of winter moving techniques. At the end, you plan a nice two-night wilderness trip (with a guide overseeing the action). This trip is organized in February and March and is a must-do for nature lovers and bushcraft enthusiasts! Transfers from and to Ivalo airport are included.

Kurjenrahka National Park

Within easy reach of the historic town of Turku, the forests and marshes of Kurjenrahka are home to many wild animals and birds. including stately long-legged cranes and curious woodland owls. Ski-trails tour the snow-covered marshes in the winter.