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One with Nature - Ecological Well-being at Rakinkotka

A nature retreat at Rakinkotka Island gives you the opportunity to experience yourself in contact with nature; learn to use your senses and connect to both nature and yourself. The retreat includes walks, guided meditations and silent moments, campfire stories and many other possibilities to be one with nature. Just imagine all your senses being awakened by the sea, water sounds, forest, leaves singing in the wind, birds, earth beneath your feet.. So, do nothing, let the things and ideas come to you, find something new in yourself. Let the island take care of your well-being, inside and out!

Ice Fishing Trip from Rönnäs

Our ice fishing trips to the Bay of Pernaja is available depending on ice conditions from late December to early March. The Bay of Pernaja is know for big pikes and perch. The fishing trip lasts 2-4 hours.

Guided Tour to Orinoro Gorge

The Orinoro Gorge is one of the Seven Wonders in the Savo Region, an important geological site carved by glaciers during the last Ice Age. Walking through the narrow gorge makes you feel small, with rocks and trees covered by moss and lichen like in a fairytale. After visiting the gorge, hot coffee and grilled sausages taste delicious around an open fire. Your local guide leads you into a half-day adventure on the trails of Orinoro. The fresh air and Finnish forests will empower you. Your guide can also arrange transportation by adventure bus if needed. A real wonderland in the wintertime!

Wellbeing in Nature – Short Trip to the Lakeside

Health4u Krapi organises short trips to beautiful country & lake side in the culturally rich Lake Tuusula area. Wellbeing. Fresh air. Culture. All in one. Short trips – 1 to 4 hours Your personal Health4u Guide will take you on a walking or cycling trip in the surroundings of Lake Tuusula. During the trip, we will stop by the lake in a beautiful location for some light breathing and yoga exercises. You will also learn some wellbeing tips that you can easily implement in your everyday life. Nordic walking trips also available.

Helsinki–Tallinn 22-Hour Cruise

Silja Europa, the largest cruise ship on the Baltic Sea, takes you comfortably from Helsinki to Tallinn. The nautical atmosphere, splendid food, and great shopping possibilities make it worthwhile to travel by sea to Medieval Tallinn. Enjoy delicious dinner, buy fantastic souvenirs and relax in the spa area. Have good night's sleep onboard and discover the sights of Tallinn for 4 hours the next day. You’ll be back in Helsinki in the afternoon!

Trek to a Tower in the Woods

If you love the outdoors and want to visit the heart of our beautiful nature, this is for you! You will walk through the woods and climb up the Vaattunkivaara tower – the scenery is amazing. Afterwards you can enjoy a snack by the open fire while listening to the sounds of the forest. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes. Other than the drive, you will be outside the whole time, so be sure to wear suitably warm clothes.

Lemmenjoki Gold Rush Autumn Hike

A remote guided one-week autumn hike in the largest and northernmost national park in Finland. Full board, accommodation in tents on tour, and in a log cabin at the beginning and end. The tour highlights include an overnight gold mine visit with a panning possibility and a sauna, visit to the Morgan-Viibus fell, an introduction to the Sámi way of life and reindeer husbandry with genuine Sámi people. You will also receive an introduction to the survival skills needed in Finland. Transport from and to the Ivalo airport are included.

Floating Down the Pajakkakoski Rapids

This exciting but safe floating in the rapids can be done all year round but the most exotic time for doing this is during mid-winter in extreme cold weather surrounded by fluffy blankets of snow and frosted trees. You will still keep dry and warm.

Beauty of the Fells

First we take the easy way up by car. Then it's time to put the snowshoes on. With them, we will become the heroes of the fell by summiting its highest point. After some heroic pictures, we head down, landing right in the center of the village. On our way, we admire the beautiful landscape of the fells around and sit down for a break to enjoy small snacks and hot berry juice.

Moonlight Icelandic Horse Trek

In the evenings the sky might be covered with thousands of stars and Nordic Lights. Come and join us to have two hours of moonlight riding in the winter wonderland with our charming Icelandic horses. No previous experience required, age limit for children is 12 years unless they have previous experience on riding treks. Price includes needed riding equipment and warm juice with cookies after the trek. Rider’s weight limit about 90-100 kg. Duration: about 2 h.

The Pikes of Fall (1 Week)

It is early fall. The waters are calm. The possibility of a catch lingers in the mind of all eager fishermen, and a fishing boat awaits. Let’s gear up and start the engine! The boat rushes forward on the supremely beautiful lake. Only a moment, and we will be where the fish are, too. The Southern Konnevesi lake is the perfect place to fish pike. Our professional guide will help you choose the right lures and teach you the secrets of catching fish. All you have to do is experience it all and enjoy the fun!

Kolovesi National Park Sightseeing Cruise

Charter a sightseeing cruise in the Kolovesi National park with local Guide! Kolovesi is a paradise for nature lovers: isolated, silent and wild, a jewel of Eastern Finland. Our Ecoboat "Lady of the Lake" brings you to explore the wilderness in luxurious comfort. You will see great landscapes, feel the clean air and water, listen to the silence, and explore Stone Age rock paintings. If you are lucky, you might even see the endangered and rare Saimaa ringed seal. Fee includes a group of 1–10 persons.

Explore the Secrets of Örö Island

The fortress island of Örö has been a part of Finnish military history from the times of Russian tsars. The island was closed off from the public until 2015 and only restricted entry was possible. Örö has around 20 km of hiking and nature trails. The island is home to many rare plants and has the largest variety of butterflies in all of Finland. The hotel and restaurant are renovated in protected old buildings. You can rent kayaks and bicycles on the island. Come and explore the fortress island!

Flowpark

Flowpark is an ecological adventure park, where you can put your wits and fitness to the test. Our adventure courses have been built with live trees, doing no harm to the flora. You can negotiate various obstacles in the treetops, at heights of up to 20 metres. The tasks are high-rope courses that feature swinging bridges, zip wires, swings, and lianas. Flowpark is designed for everyone older than six who have an adventurous streak, and it is guaranteed to offer fun challenges to newbies and old hands alike!

Chasing Northern Lights and River Diamonds

This is an unforgettable trip into Finnish nature. We go chase river diamonds with our cameras in the Konnevesi rapids. The next night, we chase Auroras on Lake Virmas. We also go hiking in the wintery forest and scale Hyyppäänvuori, where you can enjoy the silence of our clean nature coverded in white snow. We'll visit the Sirius Observatory in Hankasalmi, where we learn facts and fiction about the Northern Lights, space and stars. You'll also have a chance to try different kinds of relaxing saunas at the Revontuli Resort (smoke sauna, tent sauna, spell sauna).

Wild Herbs

This trip teaches you how to recognise some common herbs in nature. Today, it is more and more popular to use natural herbs in salads, pies, soups, etc. We walk to a forest meadow and pick up seasonal herbs and make a salad for a snack. You can bring your own basket, knife, and notebook with you – or borrow a basket and knife from your guide. Duration: 3 hours. We walk in variable ground, so you need to wear good shoes.

Day of Animal Fun and Water

A day full of fun with animals and water makes for a true Northern autumn experience. Our first destinations will be a husky farm and a reindeer farm. Learn all about the animals and what goes into the running of the farms, the daily task of caring for and training the animals, and get a ride in an “autumn carriage” pulled by a dogsledding team. Next we’ll retreat to an outdoor fireplace to cook up a meal of sausages, mushroom soup, and blueberry tea, as part of a fishing trip out on the lake in a canoe. Of course, anything you catch, we can grill!