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The Northern Lights Sauna Trail

Catch the soul of sauna on The Northern Lights Sauna Trail. You will get familiar with three different kinds of Finnish sauna; smoke sauna, electric sauna, and tent sauna. Sauna is a way of happiness and place for physical and spiritual cleansing. You will hear myths and stories about sauna and the Northern Lights. You learn how to cast a sauna spell and open all your senses. You may try sauna wellness products, gently slap yourself with birch twigs, enjoy the silence, relax in an outdoor hot tub and refresh yourself by ice swimming. Afterwards it is time for a special dinner.

Villa Emma

Villa Emma is a spacious villa for 10 + 2 persons in Parkano, equipped with 5 enchanting bedrooms, kitchen and living room, two toilets, sauna and a bathroom. The villa is situated on the shore of river Aurejoki. A covered terrace with a grill and hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, and a beach volley court are waiting for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Punkaharju Snowshoe Park

Walking on snowshoes gives you an opportunity to experience winter nature in a way that is almost impossible otherwise. Within the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, there are eight magnificent and clearly marked snowshoe trails around the ridges of Punkaharju and other exciting terrain. The area is easily accessible by train, and snowshoe rentals operate in many resorts in the area.

Magical Christmas Time – One Night

Welcome to the Tertti Manor, a functioning farm house and boutique hotel, where you can enjoy the spirit of Christmas traditions! Our one-night ”Magical Christmas Time” package includes accommodation in a double room, a welcoming drink of mulled wine, dinner at the grand Christmas buffet and a luxurious breakfast.

Snowmobile Safari

Snowmobile safari to the forest of Koli and to the amazing frozen lake Pielinen. The safari's start from the harbor restaurant Alamaja. First we put warm driving equipment on (helmet, helmet hat, overall suit, driving boots) and then we will have short driving instructions from the guide. Afterwards we go and enjoy the motor power and Koli’s magnificent views!

Serlachius Museum Gösta

The Serlachius Museums Gösta and Gustaf offer a contact point for the friends of high quality art and good stories. Gösta shows contemporary art at the new internationally awarded pavilion and the pearls of the Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation's collection at old Joenniemi manor. Restaurant Gösta: the pure tastes of local ingredients.

Fishing trips on Lake Saimaa

We offer 4–6h long fishing/spinning trips for 1–3 people, done with an aluminium boat 'Faster 460'. The most common fish to catch are pike, bass and ide. The guide speaks English, German and Swedish.

Kummakivi Boulder

The Ice Age that prevailed in Northern Europe some 11 000 years ago has significantly affected Finland's geography. The retreating ice sheet ploughed out an assortment of rocks, both big and small. One of the strangest is the Kummakivi boulder in Ruokolahti, Finland. This balancing giant lies on a convex bedrock surface with a very small footprint, but so firmly that it cannot be rocked with human force. Kummakivi ("the strange stone") has been protected since 1962. This boulder is on every tourist's must-see-list in South Karelia!

Live Like a Local – Homestay in Orivesi, Finland

We think that the best way to explore a new country is to get to know the daily life of the locals. This is why Adventure Apes offers exclusive Live Like a Local – Homestay Tours. On these tours, you will be part of our daily life in our home in the countryside of Orivesi, just half an hour from downtown Tampere. Highlights include: -Overnight stay in a Finnish home -Shopping in a local supermarket -Experience cooking a traditional Finnish dinner -Opportunity to explore the Finnish countryside -Visit to a Sauna -Lunch over an outdoor fire in a cosy "kota"

Countryside Holiday

Punkaharju is well-known for its scenic lakeside views. For over 50 years, we have provided accommodation in Naaranlahti, in the comfort and peace of beautiful Lake Puruvesi. The rooms and apartments are well equipped with their own kitchenette, ensuite with shower, grill, beach, rowing boats, and traditional sauna. This comfortable apartment hotel offers you quiet, cosy and practical accommodation. Breakfast is included.

Puumala Archipelago Tour by Bike

The tour starts in Puumala and advances over the Puumala Bridge towards the archipelago. Accommodation will be at Nestorinranta, followed by a boat ride across Vetojako Strait to Hurissalo. The tour then continues along the Lietvesi landscape route back to Puumala.

Nature Trails and Outdoor Activities

Our nature trails, which wind their ways through quiet forests and past crystal clear lakes, attract hikers and walkers throughout the year. In autumn you can pick mushrooms and berries in the forest, and in spring witness nature coming back to life in all its colourful glory. At Vierumäki, magnificent ridges and coniferous woods provide a varied setting for many types of sports and activities, such as riding, dogsledding safaris, forest yoga and mountain biking.

2681 – Kolin Kuningas Cottage

Spend a memorable holiday in a luxury cottage in Koli that includes kitchen equipment, firewood, sauna and bed linen. The cottage has 3 floors, 6 bedrooms, 5 toilets, 2 fireplaces, a sauna for 8 persons and a jacuzzi. Distance to Lake Pielinen 200 meters and to Koli Spa Lotus 5 km. During the winter period the cottage is suitable also for downhill and cross-country skiers. During the summer period you can hike in the Koli National Park. Catering services can be ordered to the cottage and you can also include activity programs to your holiday.

Book Our Spa for a Day!

Book our spa just for you! With a minimum of 6 persons, you can use our facilities as much as you want! The package includes our saunas (steam room, infrared sauna, traditional Finnish sauna and hot tub) and our treatment rooms: salt room, mind swings, hand paraffin treatment, Pyramid’s bright light treatment and low-frequency sound massage. Prices can be found on our website. Prices for individuals also available!

Accessible Guided Fishing Trip

Enjoy a 4-hour accessible guided fishing trip with us at Lake Kyyvesi, and we guarantee you a memorable catch. Our relaxed professional guide will teach you how to fish pike, perch, and zander. The boat is very stable thanks to its even base. Two wheelchairs fit on it at the same time, plus a maximum of 6 persons. Use of fishing equipment included.

Refreshing Outdoor Weekend

No light pollution, only fresh air and fascinating nature scenery between lakes and forests await you. Our special weekend package introduces you to our most popular activities, fatbike rides and canoeing or wintertime snowshoeing. During the day, you will enjoy these sports safely with our guide. Our routes take you along the Kanta-Häme region, including the deepest swamp in Finland. In the evening, you can warm up in one of our cozy lakeside saunas and take a dip in the water. Some nights when the sky is clear, you might even see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)!

Fun Cruises from Jyväskylä

Short Day- and Evening Cruises from Jyväskylä by genuine Steamboat s/s Suomi to near waters on Lake Päijänne. And Cruises to Vaajakoski Canal waters by boat: m/s Suomen Suvi. Departures: Jyväskylä harbour, Satamakatu 8, Jyväskylä.

Experience Finnish Nature

Welcome to Holiday Center Pajarinhovi! Holiday Center Pajarinhovi is located in a historical location and gets its name from a notorious Boyar, who lived in Kitee many years ago. His tomb is located nearby, on the shore of Lake Pyhäjärvi. We invite You to visit our Center and spend your holiday here. Try fishing on the Lake! Our cooks help you grill or smoke your catch.

Silence with Kantele

Discover the Finnish soulscape by crafting a kantele like Väinämöinen in the Finnish epic The Kalevala, and fall in love with this fascinating instrument in the peaceful milieu of a Karelian guesthouse. Then spend a day amidst the epic scenery of Karelia, tuning your kantele and learning the secrets of your five-string instrument from an expert. Learn to conjure up songs that will carry you away from your everyday life. The meditative power of the kantele is irresistible, and even a beginner can make beautiful sounds with it. Choose from one of five different guesthouses!

Petkeljärvi National Park

Pine-clad esker ridges formed during the Ice Age rise over pristine blue lakes in this beautiful part of Finland's eastern borderlands, well worth a day trip or a longer stay. Don't miss the lively and picturesque old Karelian village of Möhkö near the park. The area's colourful history during World War II is also of interest.