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Villa Ozero

Spacious 120m2 holiday Villa in the heart of Tahko center by the Syväri lake. Uniquely beautiful views straight to the ski slopes and Syväri lake. Here you can enjoy a relaxing holiday without a car. Restaurants, Spa, Shop, ski slopes, ski tracks, beach and Golf course situated only max 500m distance. Free WLAN connection available.

Swimming in a Sea Pool with Sauna

Allas Sea Pool has three pools: large fresh water pool, large sea water pool and medium-sized kiddie pool. Our three saunas, one for women, one for men and one to be rented for group, offer you a genuine Finnish sauna experience. Swimwear and towels available for rent. Entry fee includes both swimming and sauna.

Husky Trekking Week in Kuhmo

Join us for a guided week trekking with huskies! Every hiker will get their “own” husky and a local guide to show the way through the forests. Hikers will also be provided with special husky-trekking gear; a shock-absorbing leash between the hiker and the dog and a comfortable belt on the hikers' waist. Accommodation will be at the husky farm or if wished, in a lakeside hotel – a perfect combination of wilderness & wellness, hiking & huskies, outdoor life & relaxation.

Day Trip to Sweden with Icebreaker Cruise and Lunch

Take a day tour to Sweden, only 30 km away. The three-hour icebreaker cruise is a unique Arctic experience on the Gulf of Bothnia. The union of majestic steel, ice, and the sea will be unlike anything you’ve experienced. We will also see small Swedish villages and towns and have lunch in one of them.

The Wildlife Triangle - Watch and Photograph Finland’s Big Three

In the vast, unspoilt wilderness of Eastern Finland, there are exciting opportunities to see bears, wolves and - less well known but equally stunning - wolverines. Although they resemble a small bear, wolverines are actually the largest member of the weasel family. This is a rare chance to observe these magnificent carnivores in their natural environment, without disturbing them. On this unforgettable trip into the untouched Taiga, our professional wildlife guides will take you to three different locations inhabited by bears, wolves and wolverines.

Canoe Rental by the Day

The lake at Tahko Holiday Center invites you on a leisurely paddle in our three-seater Winkkari 17 canoe. Rental time is between 09.00-17.00, but if agreed upon, you can stay even longer and enjoy an evening on the lake!

Pike Fishing Trip during Cold Water Season

The bay of Pernaja is known as one of the best pike fishing spots in Finland. We provide these pike fishing trips from late April to early December depending on ice conditions. Length of the fishing trip is 2-7 hours and it is suitable both for beginners and pro fishermen.

Arctic Expedition - Premium Husky Sled Ride in Nuuksio National Park

Enjoy the Finnish nature in a mystic dog sled ride through the forest. Meet our friendly huskies and hear the stories of dog mushing. You'll ride safely through the up's an down's of Nuuksio National Park, pulled by Siberian huskies. In the 3-hour-version we'll make a nice stop close to a lake, often frozen, and enjoy of a typical Finnish snack and delicacies by the fire, with special hot coffee. In the 2-hour-version we'll drive a bit less and cook coffee by the fire back at the base camp. We'll use dog carts or dog sleds.

Rental Equipment for Snow Sports

The Piste Rental Shop, located in the heart of Ruka village, provides standard rental sets for your favourite snow sports. Following equipment available: • Alpine skiing • Snowboarding • Cross-country skiing • Telemark • Twin-tip skis • Children’s equipment, helmets & harnesses • Stigas, sledges & sleighs • Snowshoes • Clothes

Fishing and Bear Watching Days in Taiga Town

The Finnish-Russian borderlands are dotted with lakes, rivers, and ponds. Kuhmo has been called "the Town of a hundred rapids", as there are over 100 rapids for fishing and fly fishing. Kuhmo is also a great location to see bears, wolverines, and wolves. Now you have the possibility to do both on your holiday! The price includes accommodation in a standard double room with breakfast for three nights, sauna in the evening, an evening snack upon arrival, guided fishing for two hours, and a bear watching programme.

Adventure Island

As soon as you reach the Adventure Island, get hold of your Treasure Map and start your own holiday adventure! The Treasure Map gives you tips guiding you step-by-step towards the Adventure Island treasure. To get there, however, you have to complete 6 different tasks. While looking for the treasure, you learn new skills. Tasks in the treasure hunt can be adjusted according to age and the seasons.

Basecamp-Russia Rafting

This route is suitable for daredevils and experienced white water rafters, although previous experience isn’t required. The route will take you through Oulanka National park to the Russian border zone. Adrenaline will be pumping and you won’t stay dry! Rafting is done the way we like to do it: no outboard engines, everybody paddles and the rafts are small & playful! After the bigger rapids we continue downstream of river Kitkajoki. The river canyon, old taiga forests and crystal clear river water will give you an unforgettable experience in the Finnish wilderness!

Northern Lights Exploration

The highest probability of seeing the Northern Lights in Finland is from October to April. Sometimes you can get lucky and see the Aurora Borealis in Helsinki, but you are more likely to see them above the Arctic Circle, where Santa Claus also hails from. We can customize your trip and either go by foot, reindeer or husky and chase the Northern Lights in Lapland. It is also possible to discover the Northern Lights from a private jet or helicopter in Lapland. Magic happens, enjoy your dreams.

Rafting in Helvetinjärvi

All-inclusive packrafting weekend for up to four persons in an iconic southern national park Helvetinjärvi ("the lake of hell"), where you will have it all: nice canyon lakes, crevasses, beach and river rafting with some small rapids that are easy to portage. Includes all the necessary gear, food, transports back and forth from Tampere city center, and sauna and restaurant dinner at the end. Available on fixed dates and by request. Highlights include a visit to the Helvetinportti crevasse, overnight in the unique Haukanhieta beach, and packrafting in a river.

Unique day with Yoga and Husky Therapy, 5 hours

Welcome to visit a tiny family-husky-farm near Rovaniemi, where eight huskies are just like the rest of the family members. We live at an old farm 13 km out from town at the picturesque scenery on the lake shore. It is our pleasure to invite you to visit our home and meet these special furry friends. We start our relaxing day by doing yoga practise in the beautiful yoga shala with a lake view in our home. After a little revitalising snack we will take the huskies and go to enjoy the fresh air by skiing or sledge riding.

Cottage Rental and Lakeside Hiking

The boreal forest in Virttaa is home to the Harjureitti trail, which offers fantastic opportunities for all kinds of summer and winter sports. The network is 26 km long and partly illuminated. Best of all, it starts right from your doorstep. Along the way, there are many places where you can take a break to enjoy the view and peace of nature. Enjoy snowshoe trips to beautiful Lake Pyhäjärvi, ice-fishing, skiing or winter swimming. In the summertime, our customers can use our rowing boat free of charge. The Alastaro Circuit and Alastaro Golf are only 5 minutes from the cottages.

Fishing Experience

Hjortö is located next to a lake connected with the sea. Even if it is windy you can go fishing here. In water are lots of perches but you will also get pikes, pike-perces and whitefish. Our boats are 4.30 m and the engines 15 hp. In wintertime Hjortö is very popular for winterfishing.

Arctic Island Adventure

Arctic Adventure Island is a short ride away from the SnowCastle area. In order to get there, we need to cross the frozen sea and that happens comfortably in the warm Olokolo-nest. Once on the Island, we may enjoy the peace and quiet and beautiful scenery while exploring the Island on snowshoes. Afterwards we will warm up and make Finnish pancakes by the fire.

Kite Skiing Expedition in Kaldoaivi Wilderness

As the Sami reindeer nomads went after the reindeer in the mountains, we follow in their footsteps in Kaldoaivi. With almost completely treeless expanses, Finland’s greatest wilderness Kaldoaivi is the ultimate location for a kite skiing adventure. Depending on the conditions, you can expect a kite hike of around 30 to 50 km during the day, while the nights are spent in cosy cottages or winter tents. You can also enjoy a sauna at picturesque Riekkojärvi. All you need for this fun-filled trip is a sense of adventure and good winter clothing, as any specialist equipment will be provided.

Rental Equipment for Summer Sports

The RukaStore Rental Shop is located in the heart of the Ruka village. The following equipment is available for summer sports: • Mountain bikes • Fatbikes • Walking poles • Hiking or baby carrier backpacks • Disc golf equipment Welcome to the RukaStore Rental Shop!