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Kayaking

Experience the Archipelago Sea National Park in a kayak! We arrange guided kayak tours from Korpoström to Konungsskär that include an introduction to kayaking and a lunch break on Konungsskär. The tour starts from the Visitors Centre situated in the UNESCO Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve, right at the edge of the unique Archipelago Sea National Park and the historic strait of Korpoström. Size of group 6–10 people. Fee includes all equipment.

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.

Tour of Old Wooden Towns

Walking around old towns is like stepping into a fairytale: the colourful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beatiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long forgotten past. Old Finnish coastal towns offer many lovely restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulations ensure that the areas retain their history. Welcome to our tour of Old Wooden Towns: Turku, Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Rauma, Pori and Reposaari.

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.

Liesjärvi National Park

Spend a day at the Korteniemi Heritage Farm to find out how people used to live in rural Finland. Help out with farm chores, count sheep, and make hay while the sun shines! You can also head off along the old crofters' paths to explore the surrounding scenic forests and lakes.

Culture and Music Trip to Eastern Finland

Discover the cultural highlights of Eastern Finland on this self-drive tour while staying at some charming local guest houses and hotels. The tour begins with the tranquility of Valamo monastery, then proceeds to explore local history in the Murtovaara House museum and finishes at the much praised Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.

Finnish Lakeside Sauna Experience in Nuuksio National Park

This all-inclusive sauna program takes you to a Finnish lakeside sauna in Nuuksio National Park, close to Helsinki. We warm up the sauna together and learn what sauna means to Finns. The sauna is reserved for our group only. Before bathing in the sauna we have time for activities in the nature. How about a forest walk or rowing with a boat on the clean waters of the natural lake. In winter it’s time for snow shoeing in snowy forests or on the ice of the lake. Or we can just sit by the lake and enjoy the beauty of the nature and the silence. A good Finnish meal concludes the day.

Traditional Lakeside Sauna and Overnight Package

Stay the night at the lakeside Hotel Onnela Inn and experience what all Finns truly love: a traditional lakeside sauna evening. Only half an hour’s drive from Helsinki, you can experience the essence of Finland on the shores of Lake Tuusula. Explore the nearby museum road’s attractions first, then enjoy the relaxing sauna and last, but not least, have a good night’s sleep in our peaceful surroundings. The package includes accommodation in a superior room, a cultural walking map, a private lakeside sauna session for two hours, and a Finnish sauna tapas plate with refreshments.

Turku Sightseeing

What are the staples of a European city dating from the Middle Ages? A riverfront, market square, castle and cathedral are definitely necessary. That sounds just like Turku! Turku is not just the only city in Finland that meets the description, it is also a destination filled with events and things to do; in fact, it was the European Capital of Culture for 2011. You are most welcome to come and enjoy yourself! A guided bus tour of Turku provides a good overall picture of the city's history and sights. This 2-hour tour also includes a visit to the Turku Cathedral.

Village Life, Tradition and Nature in Mathildedal (3 days)

This packeage is for those who enjoy peaceful walks in the woods, beautiful scenery and idyllic villages. Birdsong, campfires and calm included. The package includes 2 nights in a double room at Ruukin Majatalo, breakfast included. Day 1: Nature day in Teijo National Park: a hiking map, kindling for campfire, and lunch box included. Enjoy a refreshing Finnish sauna (1 h) and swimming. Day 2: Experience idyllic village life — live and love like locals. Visit an alpaca mill, the local brewery, bakery, and coffee rostery. Enjoy coffee and cakes at the Café Kyläkonttori.

Wooden Boat Safari to Linnansaari National Park

Enjoy a charming cruise on wooden boats to Linnansaari National Park and Kaarnetsaari Island. The island has a beautiful wooden chapel and a 1.2 km nature path. You also have a chance to watch a film about the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Later we'll cook some pancakes and sausages by the open fire.

Mysterious Turku

This walking tour will take you to places you are unlikely to discover by yourself — even with a map and a healthy dose of curiosity. With a guide, you can experience the Turku that hides beyond the postcards, tourist advertisements and traditional history. You will hear stories about the tunnels, cellars and underground treasures which lay beneath the town of Turku, in the shadowy lanes off the beaten track.

A Night in the Romantic Lakeland

Stay a night at the Tertti Manor, a functional farmhouse and boutique hotel in the Lakeland. After arrival, take a peaceful walk and enjoy the scents of the herb garden. Our chef will prepare a picnic box for your evening trip to the lake with a small rowboat. You can enjoy your picnic in the forest, on the beach, in the garden or even on the lake. Your morning starts with an abundant manor breakfast. The price includes accommodation in a double room, a berry drink, picnic box, use of rowboat, breakfast, and taxes.

Guided Tours for Individual Travellers in Salo, Teijo and Kemiönsaari

Enjoy nature, the countryside, shing, mansions, ironworks or saunas. Pick your favourite from the guided tours and join us for various activities, different for each weekday. The activities are aimed at people travelling on their own, with a friend, with their family or in small groups. Sign up directly to the entrepreneurs min. 24 hours before the starting time. Sometimes advance booking is required to make sure we have enough equipment.

Magic of Pentik - Guided Tour in Pentik Culture Centre

The idea for Pentik Ltd first emerged in 1971, inspired by Anu Pentik’s enthusiasm for ceramics and leather crafts. Starting from the family’s basement and nursery room, the company took on a fascinating history to become an international chain for interior design. During this guided tour we will visit the whole Culture Centre; Anu Pentik Gallery, Countryside Memories Museum, Old Ceramics Exhibition, International Coffee Cup Museum and Pentik Home Museum. You will get a deeper understanding and hear fascinating stories about Pentik, art, ceramics & local culture, history and nature!

Wild Brown Bear Adventure at Hotel Kalevala

Meeting the Wild Brown Bear in its natural environment, the Wild Taiga, is an unforgettable experience. For photography enthusiasts, it's also an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime – from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides. The Wild Taiga has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional opportunities for wildlife watching and photography under the guidance of a wilderness guide. This is one of the best areas in Europe to see and photograph the rare large carnivores in their natural habitat.

Wild Night Safari

As the Polar night falls, we dress warmly and head from the Safari House to the dark Wildlife Park. We switch on our headlamps and start looking for the gleaming eyes of nocturnal animals, and little by little our senses adapt to sense the wild animals. The guide leads you through the Wildlife Park where you also get a chance to feed the animals. The glistening snow and moonlight create a very special nocturnal atmosphere, and if we are lucky, we might see the Northern Lights.

Chamber Music, Cultural Heritage and Wildlife – Welcome to Kuhmo!

In the summertime, Kuhmo radiates a harmony of culture and nature. Chamber music fills the air from morning to late at night, Juminkeko reflects the Finnish national epic and heritage both yesterday and today, while bears and other carnivores of the forest await visitors at the Petola Visitor Centre. The silent forests, the beautiful scenery and thrilling visits prime your senses for exquisite enjoyment.

Kallio-kierros (Pub crawl)

It’s time to party! “Kalliokierros” is a familiar concept to most party-people in Helsinki. We’ll guide you through the edgiest neighbourhood, where hipsters and hobos roam the streets in perfect harmony. We’ll provide you a crash course on local ways of drinking and partying. The prize includes some free drinks and all the entrance fees. On top of the usual, we also offer a chance to experience the local karaoke and club scene. You must bring an ID with a picture to prove you are over 18. All clubs ask for it.

Soling Classic Sailing at Villa Wolax

This unique program lets you sail with five Soling Classic sailboats in the waters of the archipelago. In Finland — only at Villa Wolax! Start the day by enjoying a coffee and a savory snack. Before you launch into the waters, there will be an introduction to the secrets of sailing: the activity requires no previous sailing experience. You get a chance to view the boats, after which separate teams will go into the water to compete against each other. After sailing, the group will head to the seaside sauna, and then later for dinner.