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Archipelago Wellbeing Magic

Take a break from hectic pace of modern life and immerse yourself in Finnish nature. Explore Finnish forests and the beautiful Baltic coast, enjoy traditional Finnish saunas and eat pure, fresh, healthy, wild food. During this guided trip, you can fish, row, kayak, enjoy saunas and swim in and around the beautiful archipelago off the western coast of Finland. Delight in the pristine natural environment and experience the magical sound of silence. Finland’s Nordic Taiga forests are full of wild food. During this trip, you will forage for seasonal wild berries, mushrooms and herbs.

2 - day SUP and Wilderness Cabin Holiday

Sieravuori is a holiday centre in western Finland and this is a special offer for stopover visitors to Finland. The package for two persons includes 2 nights accommodation in a row cabin with breakfast, 1-2 hrs guided SUP and/or kayaking training on a lake, 3-4 hrs guided paddle safari on the lake or nearby Yläne river and 2 day free use of SUP boards and/or kayaks.

3-Course Dinner at the Ice Restaurant

Have a warming shot from an ice glass, a chat with a multicultural crowd of visitors or a delicious 3-course dinner in a truly extraordinary environment. Snow Village’s magnificent Snow Restaurant with its own ice bar is something you have to experience to believe.

A Guided Canoeing Tour in Kolovesi National Park

Join our professional guide on a one day adventure in a canoeing paradise: Kolovesi national park. Motorboats are not allowed in Kolovesi, and this makes canoeing a pleasure in the silent and wilderness like surroundings. The guide will ensure a safe and informative visit to Kolovesi even for beginners. During the safari we will make a small break in Ukonvuori hill to explore the 5000 years old rock paintings. Canoeing in the silence of Kolovesi is an unforgettable experience. The rare Saimaa seal lives in Kolovesi area, and if we are lucky we might see it during the day.

A Romantic Night in the Granary

The buildings of the Luomajärvi Horse Inn perfectly reflect the building style of rural Finland in early 19th century. Each room is individually designed and decorated to emphasize the rustic spirit of the buildings and old Finnish culture. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine with delicious chocolate in soft candle light. Greet the next morning relaxed after a night in the log walls' shelter. To make your morning perfect, a tasty breakfast is served in your room.

A Short Summer Break at Iso-Syöte

Summer in Lapland means the midnight sun, unspoilt nature all around, splendid views over the hills and forests, crystal clear lakes and plenty of freedom and space to enjoy it in your own way. With this special short break you can spend 4 nights in Iso-Syöte, on top of the hill in the countryside of Lapland, staying in a hotel or private cottage with a sauna. You can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet in the panorama restaurant, take a canoe safari on the river Pärjänjoki through the Syöte national park, visit a husky farm & take a hiking tour with the huskies.

A Summer to Remember at Metsis

The Metsäkartano Resort in Rautavaara, Eastern Finland is the perfect place to spend an active holiday in the nature with the whole family. Come and enjoy paddling, hiking, biking, geocaching, hyrlinki, frisbee golf, etc…

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

A Typical Day in Finland (6–7 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history and culture, and our silent Nature. After lunch in a very nice restaurant, you will walk along the river and in the empire part of the city. In the afternoon we visit nice spots with beautiful views. Then we depart to an island located 25 km south of Porvoo. We will prepare the sauna, relax, and live in the moment. Enjoy the solitude of your own beach. Later we will have a BBQ at the same location and spend the rest of the day in our little paradise before returning to Porvoo, where the day ends.

A Walk with Arctic Snow Dogs

Take a walk with arctic Samojedi dogs. They are the experts in extreme arctic conditions but also excellent companion dogs. You'll see Kemi in four seasons on a guided walking tour through parks and along the seashore. During the walk you can take photos of your new cute friends and their famous smiles.

Accommodation

Five apartments in wooden row houses, situated in the heart of Saariselkä village close to Urho Kekkonen National Park, 30 km from Ivalo Airport. All apartments are fully equipped with private sauna, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Size varies from 2 to 8 beds per apartment. The feedback we receive from our international guests is very good.

Accommodation at Guesthouse Backaro

Welcome to Backaro, a small, cosy guesthouse located on the island of Nötö within the Archipelago National Park in South-Western Finland. We have built and renovated Backa gårds old house to a comfortable guesthouse with cosy single and double rooms upstairs. Our recreational activities include boat rental and fishing trips, and you can also enjoy of the lovely heat of our wood heated sauna.

Accommodation in Lekotti

A home away from home. Cottages in Finland are the inevitable basics of leisure. Here at Lekotti you can choose from spacious Honka villas which sleeps up to 8 persons or a cozy 4 full sleeps Kimara cottages. All cottages furnished according to their size, to meet the needs of our guests. All cottages are located on the slopes, adjacent to pine forest trails. There is a kid’s playground equipped with sandbox, swings, climbers and slides. Two comfortable gazebos for 6-8 persons each with fire pit or grill are also available.

Accommodation in the archipelago of Lake Saimaa

Would you like to rent a design villa or just prefer a single room? Nestorinranta offers you all of this and everything in between: a modern villa with 2 bedrooms on the beach of Lake Saimaa, a cottage for nature lovers on the beach of Lake Saimaa, a studio, a log granary, a place for a tent and so on.

Adventure in B&B Kirjakkala Ironmills Village

In Teijo National Park you can experience Finnish nature on a mini-scale; lakes, forests, marshes, streams and the sea. The National Park is also a gateway to the archipelago. There's more than 50 km's of marked trails with cooking shelters along the way. You can trek, cross-country ski, fish, cycle, pick berries and mushrooms or go wild swimming. Kirjakkala Ironmills village was established in 1600's and tells you the story of Finnish industrialization. The environment has been preserved for more than 300 years. Old buildings are in new use as accommodation now.

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.

Adventure Park Ticket

Laajis has one of the biggest adventure parks in the nordic countries. The area has more than 1km of climbing courses in the forest and +1km climbing on the poles in the open ground with long zip lines and challenging elements. Be sure to check out our superb bikepark and frisbeegolf opportunities also.

Alvar Aalto Church – Guided Tour

The Church of the Three crosses in Imatra is a masterpiece of modern architecture by Alvar Aalto. This church was completed in 1957. It is said to be Aalto's most original church design. It is named after the three white crosses at the altar. The building consists of three consecutive halls which can be separated by sliding walls; this enables parts of the church to be used for parish activities during the week. The exterior of the church is white with a copper roofing. DOCOMOMO has listed the church as a significant example of modern architecture in Finland.

An Eagle View Suite at Iso-Syöte

The Eagle View Suite is a spacious suite divided in two floors. On the ground floor there is lovely living-room with a cosy fireplace, seats and sofa’s, and a luxury bathroom with its own private sauna. There's a tree growing in the middle of going up to the second floor. The branches of the tree will hold the “nest” where the bed is placed. There's also a jacuzzi. Lying on the bed or while enjoying a relaxing bath in the jacuzzi you can overlook the unspoiled nature all around you, like an eagle, admire the scenery and almost touch the sky!

Apartment Tähti-Tahko

Spacious and comfortable apartments in the center of Tahko. Beautiful view straight to the ski slopes. High-quality equipment level. Free WLAN connection available. Restaurant and food market in same building.