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Nature Activities and Relaxation at Spa Hotel Kumpeli

Enjoy a relaxing holiday at the family-owned Spa Hotel Kumpeli, located in naturally beautiful Heinola, half an hour by car from Lahti. Your holiday includes a full-day walking tour in the surrounding nature! Enjoy forest landscapes with small, clear ponds and a delicious snack lunch around a campfire! Included are also a guided canoeing tour to explore Heinola from the lake and river, a kick-bike tour and a visit to a local husky farm.

Outamaa – Snowy Reindeer Excursion

Outamaa is a laid-back 5 km reindeer sleigh ride through frozen forests, swamps and ponds, hosted by a local reindeer herder. It will also visit a farm and help feed the reindeer, if you wish. Afterwards you can enjoy a cup of strong coffee and tasty homemade pastries in a cozy kota hut, and listen to interesting stories about reindeer herding and Sámi culture.

Island to Island by Car

Experience something really special: a 3-day tour with your own (or rental) car in the archipelago of South-Western Finland. Drive from an island to an island in the famous archipelago area with 20.000 islands, and have a chance to visit many of them during the same trip. The package includes a double room accommodation for 2 nights, breakfasts, maps and route description, tickets for the ferries and entry for the museum church of Seili. Seili is a beautiful island with an interesting history as a sanitorium and asylum.

Husky Adventure – Vuokatti

The fairytale scenery of the taiga forests gives way to the beauty of the frozen lakes. A feeling of open space and peaceful motion awaits you. Along the way, you will stop on a secluded island and enjoy our famous “musher’s burger” served in the warmth of our traditional Mongolian yurt. We carry 2 persons per sled, and after the break at the yurt, the driver and passenger can switch places. This tour is 20 km and the duration is about 4 hours.

Snowshoe Hiking in Oulanka National Park

Snowshoe hike to the most beautiful part of Kuusamo. See the Oulanka national park in its winter outfit. We’ll hike among the park with snowshoes to see the great Jyrävä waterfall. This winter scenery will surely take your breath away!

Ekenäs Archipelago National Park

Enjoy an unforgettable summer outing to this lovely part of Finland's coastal archipelago with its larger wooded islands, small rocky islets and open seascapes. With majestic white-tailed eagles soaring overhead. Take a boat excursion from Ekenäs to one of the main islands, or head off to explore smaller islands and bays in your own sailboat or kayak.

Sea Tours on Santalahti’s Charter Boat

A trip to the Eastern Gulf of Finland National Park and the surrounding islands is a unique experience. There are over 400 islands off the coast of Kotka. Kotka is a beautiful sight from the sea! We'll stop at the Maritime Centre Vellamo or at the Wooden Boat Centre on the way. The vessel operates as a charter boat in the Kotka-Hamina-Pyhtää-Loviisa area. Port of departure can be arranged upon your needs.

Paddling Tour: Käpynän Ukko

Join us on a tour into the breath-taking nature of Southern Konnevesi National Park. This easy and relaxing paddling tour takes you beneath cliffs to admire lichen-covered rock walls and to greet the Käpynän Ukko, a rocky face that resembles an old man. Ukko guards the peace of the national park from his spot at the hills of Käpynä. Paddling on the lake is an unforgettable experience: the soft splashing of water, rocks at the bottom of the lake and old trees growing on the rocky shores will be imprinted in your memories forever.

Excursion to a Husky Farm

After a short transfer, we will arrive at the husky farm where we will be met by the cute Arctic sled dogs that are enjoying their well-earned summer holiday! You will have a chance to get up close with the dogs and hear fascinating stories of their lives throughout the year, and how they love their work during the winter! Enjoy a peaceful break by the open fire in a traditional kota, complete with delicious sausages and a cup of hot juice before returning to Levi by car. Duration: 2 hours.

Floating

Floating on the Vuoksi river gives you an oppurtunity to enjoy the soothing embrace of flowing water. The floating dry suits will flow for 1 km in about 10 - 20 minutes depending on the river flow. Floating can be done all year round, regardless of the weather.

King of Ylläs - Hill Climb Snowmobile Safari in Ylläs

This is a bit more challenging snowmobile safari where we drive all the way up to the top of Ylläs fell. With clear weather the scenery is breathtaking as you will stand on top of the highest fell of the area. You can see neighboring fells and all the way to Sweden. While admiring the scenery we will have a break at a café for a hot drink and a doughnut. The journey continues until heading back to the village Ylläsjärvi through the snow-covered forest.

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.

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.

Husky Safaris

Enjoy a beautiful winter scenery with husky dogs. Professional husky guide will guide you all the way. Husky guide is driving the sledge, sledge is for 1-2 persons. Safari includes full guiding and all equipments.

Reindeer Sleigh Ride and Farm Tour

In Posio, you will bump into a herd of reindeer running across the street or eating on the side of the road almost daily. However, if you want to get a deeper understanding of these fine animals, you can visit a real reindeer farm and learn more about them and the livelihood they provide in Lapland. What could be a better way of exploring the reindeer culture and the snowy forests of Posio than on a reindeer safari? You can take photos, pet the reindeer and feed them their favorite snack, lichen! Our real reindeer herders will show you their way of life in the White Deer’s Kingdom.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in Helsinki

Enjoy breathtaking views and the beauty of Finnish nature from an unique perspective. You can book a place on a hot air balloon and come to see the surroundings of Helsinki from the sky. Or you can have a private flight specially for your group, a romantic flight for two or beautiful views for a group of 4-7 people.

Visa-free cruise to Vyborg

See the Saimaa Canal and its eight locks on our 1-day visa-free cruise to Vyborg, Russia. Departures are from the lovely lakeside town Lappeenranta. In Vyborg you'll have a couple of hours to see the town until we return back to Lappeenranta in the evening.

Husky Adventure

7 hrs in the morning/afternoon (with 2 hours driving to/from Norway) On Fridays 10:00 – 17:00 We will take you somewhere a little different from most. Instead of a set path, Dag Broch from Tana Bru in Norway, one of Norway’s leading husky sled drivers, will take you into the Norwegian wilderness with a team of Alaskan huskies. We'll arrive at Tana Husky in the morning and get introduced to driving a dog sled. During the two-hour trip, you will get to enjoy the peace and silence of nature, as you guide the dogs through the wilderness.

Golf at Himos

Play a round of golf on a full 18 hole course in scenic Central Finland! Come with your partner, family, or a group of friends, we have comfortable accommodation for groups of all sizes. All accommodation options include a sauna – a pleasant way to relax after the game!

Lapland Circle

With Lapland Circle, you will get to experience the beauty of Finnish nature and design, step into a history of local culture and nature, and finally feel the sensation of floating in frozen waters. The day tour includes: Visits to Korouoma frozen falls, Pentik ceramics factory shop and floating in a frozen river at Ounas Pavilion. Transfers, winter thermal outfit (overall, boots) and English speaking guide also included.