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Pure & Green Forest with Fatbikes

Experience Finland's ”green gold” and take your well-being to a new level! Fatbikes are an extraordinary way to explore nature and outdoors year-round. Riding on fatbikes is easy and suitable for everyone! The bike rolls smoothly, letting you feel the pure and quiet green forest at its best: calm and relaxing. The Peurunka Fatbike experience suits everyone who knows how to ride a bike and is keen to explore the Finnish forests and countryside a bit deeper, admiring the Lakeland's scenery safely with a guide.

Patvinsuo National Park

Scanning the open marshes of Patvinsuo, you might be lucky enough to see a distant bear, though bears typically do their best to avoid people. Atop the viewing towers, you can admire the changing marshlands on misty autumn mornings, light summer nights, or in the springtime, when birds flock to the bogs to feed and breed. After a nice walk, take a cooling dip by the sandy shores or the lakeside sauna at Suomunjärvi.

Snowmobile Safaris in Saimaa Lakeland

Our snowmobile safaris give you a chance to ride into snowy forests and open lake areas, enjoying some of the best scenery Saimaa and the Lakeland have to offer. Beginners can make a short safari around the reindeer village and stop to watch the animals. If you want to experience local life and more speed and challenges, you can join an overnight safari across the lake to the wilderness village Oravi.

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.

National Park by Bicycle

Feast your eyes on the view from the top off the cliff, the clear wilderness ponds, and rugged rocky hills. Climb an observation tower to watch the uninhabited wilderness from a bird's-eye view and experience the tranquility of our primeval forests. The Repovesi National Park offers something you can't find in the cities — rugged rocks, calm waters, and awesome forest life. This guided mountain bike tour lets you experience all this for yourself.

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!

Sauna World

Hellimö's Sauna World invites you to enjoy our infrared sauna, steam room, traditional Finnish sauna and a hot tub. Book the Sauna World just for you or your group for 2 hours. While you're here, you can also add a bit of luxury to your sauna experience with some sparkling wine.

Paateri

Experience the wonderful Paateri Chapel and the home and studio of sculptress Eva Ryynänen. Paateri is located in the beautiful village of Vuonislahti, about 25 kilometres from the Lieksa town centre.

Spotting the Saimaa Ringed Seal in Linnansaari National Park

Have you ever seen a Saimaa Ringed Seal? If not, this incredible Saimaa Seal cruise in the Linnansaari National Park rambling islands, home waters of the Saimaa Ringed Seal and Osprey, is for you. During the trip, we will actively search for the places, where the Saimaa Seal lives and on top of that observe Osprey nests. The guided seal safari duration is approx. 3 hours. Spend 3 days in the unique Lakeland area right next to a National Park and accommodate with half board in the new hotel of Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän.

Kainuu Orienteering Week (Open Orienteering)

KOW's open orienteering is one of the most popular and diverse open orienteering possibilities in Finland! NEW at KOW – C-Ultra – perfect choice for trail runners. You can register on-site at event arenas or pre-register online. KOW's open orienteering includes 8 different skill levels from kids to professionals. The youngest orienteerers can also try our adventure route. All maps are prepared by mapping professionals and the results service is as good as in the competition categories. Come and enjoy orienteering!

Holiday Apartment Margareeta of Aateli Castle

The Aateli Castle apartments are set in a prime location on the slopes of Vuokatti, in the midst of the versatile, year-round activities and services. The Margareeta apartment accommodates 6 persons within its 71 square meters. Margareeta has two opulent bedrooms: one with 90 cm single beds, the other with a romantic poster bed and spacious balcony. The heat-storing fireplace, the living room's high open spaces, and tall windows create a majestic atmosphere. The apartment has a kitchen, sauna, 2 toilets, glazed-in terrace, and balcony.

Koli National Park

When you take in the marvellous view over Lake Pielinen from the top of Ukko-Koli hill, it's easy to see why this spot has attracted so many Finnish artists, photographers and nature-lovers over the centuries. The splendid scenery always instills a sense of serenity and wonder in visitors. Koli's hills and lakes provide fine settings for enjoyable outings and activities at any time of year.

Canoeing and Wilderness Cabin Holiday

One week’s self-guided canoeing trip on tandem open canoes on Ta -route. Spend the second week at a wilderness cabin situated on the hillside of the woods overlooking Lake Rastinjärvi 20 km south of Kuhmo.

Slow Lakeland

Choose a program of your interest and deepen your understanding of Finnish nature, culture, traditions. The idea is that, over five-ten days, you do at least one relaxing thing and fill your body and mind with pure air and positive thoughts and you have left stresses of real life far behind you. Once you’ve spent a few days exploring… go off-line and slip into a meditative state!

High-End Cottages for Complete Wellness Holiday

Our stylish holiday accommodations are located in quiet surroundings, yet only 100 metres from our Spa Hotel with its various restaurants, day spa, gyms, sports facilities, and the active spa – with longest indoor water slide in the Nordics! The high-end cottages are ideal for six persons but there’s even an option for 4 extra beds. Come and admire a unique sunset from your own terrace after relaxing in your private sauna!

Holiday Apartment Herttuatar at Vuokatin Aateli

Herttuatar is a comfortable and functional holiday apartment where log walls, ceiling beams, and the heat-storing soapstone fireplace create a cosy atmosphere. The sauna boasts fibre optic lighting and the option of listening to music. Herttuatar, remodeled in the summer of 2012, is an 81 m² holiday house for 6 to 10 people with three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, sauna, bathroom, two half baths, glassed-in balcony and porch, and a storage room. The high-quality facilities feature a whirlpool, air-cooling system and a separate ski maintenance room with forced ventilation.

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)!

Line Play – Portrait Workshop

Test your skills as a Picasso! See your friends or colleagues with new eyes! During the workshop, you’ll create portrait interpretations by using croquis techniques, which means a quick sketch drawing of a live model. After the workshop, your drawing can be used as a foundation for another work of art, such as a painting, or it can be a work of art by itself! Previous experience is not needed!

Golf in Lappeenranta and Imatra Region

Golf goes together with summer – no question about it! There are four golf courses within a 40 km radius in South Karelia, all offering golfers natural beauty, challenges and fun. The Etelä-Saimaa Golf course, on the shores of Lake Saimaa, has been praised as the most beautiful golf course in Finland, with good reason. The 18-hole course, spread out on the island of Tuosa, is a charmer thanks to its views and fairways alike. Holiday Club Golf Saimaa's new 18-hole course and driving range, completed for summer 2013, provide challenges and experiences of success for players of all skill levels.

Berry-Picking Countryside Excursion

Experience a Finnish berry farm. See where our delicious berries (strawberries, raspberries etc.) grow. 
Taste them directly from the field, guaranteed fresh local food at Raijan Aitta.
 Pick your own strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants directly from our garden, swim in clean waters or walk in the beautiful landscape. Price including guidance, information, containers and tasting. You can also find handicrafts and linen clothes in our little shop – and enjoy the best strawberry cake you ever tasted in our little café. We are here to make your day unforgettable.