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Arctic Sky Tonight

The Arctic Northern Sky offers lot of interesting events during the winter time. We will take you up to the top of Lampivaara fell (400 meters above the sea level) with no disturbing light pollution and you really can feel the Spirit of the Arctic Sky. Maybe royal Northern Lights will occur?

Canoe Rentals at Lake Kyyvesi

Come and enjoy the lakeside nature of Lake Kyyvesi at your own pace. With a canoe, you can get to places you can’t reach with any other boat. It is a quiet and smooth way to move and allows you to merge into nature and discover shy birds you would not see otherwise. The archipelago lake area is very interesting for canoeing. The area is also safe for beginners since it is sheltered from winds and big waves. Within 7 km from the starting point there are two rest stop, open for everybody. The canoes are steady and suitable for up to three persons.

Winter Gold Rush Day

Experience the gold rush times in Tankavaara Gold Village - you can pan gold in our indoor panning site. All the gold that you find is yours. Take a dog sledge ride around the Gold Village area and explore the mysteries of the Goldmuseum. After spending the day outside have some lunch and relax by the fire in our cozy restaurant.

Tour de Pyhä

Would you like to experience Pyhä in three different ways? Tour de Pyhä consists of mountain biking around Lake Pyhäjärvi (12 km), canoeing along the small river Pyhäjoki (13 km) and hiking a sightseeing route over the Soutaja fell (7 km). We will enjoy a hearty soup and coffee by the riverside. This is a journey of body and mind, where physical activities combine with relaxing nature exploration. The pace will be set to suit all participants. Come awaken your senses at Pyhä!

Canoeing on Lake Immeljärvi

Canoeing is a fun and easy way to move around in nature. Our guide teaches you the paddling technique and how to handle a canoe in theory, and then in practice on the peaceful waters of Lake Immeljärvi. This course is suitable for beginners and includes canoeing equipment and guide services. Duration about 90 minutes.

Lake Pallasjärvi Canoe Trip in the National Park

Lake Pallasjärvi is a huge lake located in the middle of the national park. This trip is guided by a certified national park guide. You can enjoy amazing views of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Fishing is possible, typical catches for this lake are grayling and trout. You can also pick berries at the end of the summer. Wild berries like Arctic cloudberries, blueberries, and lingonberries grow in the lake surroundings. Picnic lunch included.

Reindeer Hike in Nature

Enjoy Lappish nature and beautiful views of the Kemijoki River by participating on this relaxing hiking experience together with reindeer. We will begin the excursion by walking along the river shore, where you can try fishing if you wish. The reindeer will carry your packs in traditional carrying bags placed on their back, and we continue our hike up to a hill, where we stop to rest. Lappish snacks and drinks will be served by the open fire, and we tell you great stories about reindeer herding in Lapland.

Winter Fun – Horse and Husky Experience

During the visit, you will get to know our farm animals, enjoy the power of our Huskies in a big sled driven by the guide, and let your mind relax in an open horse sleigh. After the rides, we warm up in a ”kammi” with hot juice by the fire. Duration about 1 hour.

Arctic Forest Spa – Metsäkyly

Inspired by the nature and rich Finnish sauna-traditions, Metsäkyly is a heaven dedicated to life-enhancing warmth and relaxation in the middle of the Arctic forest. The large Metsäkyly sauna can take up to 50 bathers to savor the embracing warmth. In addition to the more conventional saunas of Metsäkyly, you can also try the relaxing steam provided by the Mökö Sauna. Our atmosphere-rich Sauna Lounge is truly multifunctional. In Metsäkyly’s Sauna Lounge one can hold any kind of event: wedding, birthday or any other celebrated occasion, centre of which is always – our cozy improvised bar.

Reindeer Safari and Northern Lights Hunting

This is a night to remember! Travel by car for 20 minutes to the start of the adventure at a local reindeer farm. Once you arrive, meet the animals and learn a little about them before taking a seat in a traditional sleigh, pulled by reindeer. Travel through snowy forests sitting comfortably, and who knows, perhaps the Northern Lights paint the skies in shades of green above you. A hot cup of coffee with a bun is served around a campfire. You also get up close to the reindeers and learn about reindeer husbandry from the friendly herders.

Urho Kekkonen National Park

The broad fell areas and thick forests at the Urho Kekkonen National Park allow you to experience our Northern nature in all its glory. The park provides a variety of opportunities for day trips as well as an excellent setting for traditional wilderness hiking. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of fell huts, surrounded by wilderness as far as the eye can see.

Husky safari to a Forest Teepee

The huskies will take you on a 20 km ride through the snowy land (2 persons/sled team). On the way we will have a break in a forest Teepee (kota) grilling sausages and drinking hot juice while talking about sled dogs life. After the trip you can spend time with the dogs and take pictures. Duration: about 3,5 h.

Reindeer and Ice Fishing

This trip includes a 3 km journey in a reindeer sled. After the ride, we try ice fishing and enjoy salmon soup in a Lappish teepee. You can also go for a short snowshoe walk. Attendees will be rewarded with a reindeer driving license. Duration: 4 hours.

Nature Friendly Family Rafting

Before we head into the first rapid we’ll practice our rafting skills and safety instructions on a lake. At first we get to explore class 1 rapids – this will be a good warm up! In class 2 rapids we will test our team work skills and have fun. The final rapid class III Harjakoski will give you a good challenge and a nice refreshing splash of water! While paddling the river downstream we can experience the nature around us and enjoy the sound of birds and streaming water. Bigger lake areas we drive trough by nature-friendly electric outboard engine or four stroke outboard engine.

Glass Igloos

Admire the Northern Lights and the starry sky in one of our world-famous Glass Igloos. Kakslauttanen's owner Jussi Eiramo invented the igloos in 1999, and the rest is history. It might be cold outside, but inside the igloo it's nice and cozy. The two-person igloos include an ensuite and have the option of an extra bed. Saunas and showers are available in separate buildings. The four-person igloos include their own showers. The glass igloos are available for accommodation throughout the Northern lights season, from 22 August till the end of April.

Moonlight Relaxation

We will wear warm clothes from shoes to beanies, throw genuine Lappish reindeer skins on our shoulders and take a small hike into the darkness of the forest under the moonlight glow. In the silence of the forest, with reindeer skins warming us, we perform relaxation techniques and light exercise to prevent the cold from getting to us. A holiday can’t get better than this! Duration: 60 minutes. When booking online, please print the enclosed confirmation/receipt.

Winter Week Program on Snowmobiles

Our Week Program is planned for individual travelers for an easy booking of your snowmobile experience! You will find guaranteed daily departures with a good variety of different snowmobile safaris. Most of the programs are suitable for the whole family.

Kaldoaivi Backcountry Ski Tour

Want to challenge yourself with a remote off-the-track backcountry ski-tour in the far north? Here is your chance: a guided one week (Saturday to Friday) backcountry skiing tour following the northernmost pine-line in Europe inside the Kaldoaivi wilderness area. Well suited for skiers who have some previous experience in nordic skiing (but not necessarily in backcountry skiing). Full board in simple wilderness huts with no electricity, while the more adventurous also have a chance to try sleeping in tents. Organized in March and April. Transport to and from Ivalo Airport are included.

Indoor Climbing

Learn climbing and bouldering indoors. This program is suitable for the whole family. Bouldering is suitable for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts. It is a form of climbing at a low height from the ground without ropes or harnesses, only with a safety mat. Duration about 1,5 h.

Floating in the Rapids

Through freezing weather and snow-covered shores, make your way to the open rapids and go with the flow! Drift away in the gently flowing rapids – even in -30°C. Equipped with floatation suits, life vests, and helmets, you can enjoy the exciting event in full! Duration 2 x 15 min. Hot drinks are served before returning to Ruka by car. Minimum height 160 cm required.