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Ice Fishing – Traditional Finnish Experience

Want to enjoy the Finnish wintertime? Put some skates on, glide to our island, and enjoy the beautiful landscape as you sit by a hole in the ice and wait for the fish to come. Our guide will explain how you'll get the biggest fish of all times. Our Winter Café will also provide you with a hot chocolate to keep you warm. Total duration circa 4 hours.

Magical Day of Ice with Icebreaker Sampo, SnowCastle and More

The formidable Sampo, an icebreaker formerly deployed by the Finnish government, now in use for a unique cruise experience on the Bothnian Gulf. Experience the open Arctic waters, where steel and ice meet the sea. The drive out to Kemi from your hotel will take between 90 minutes and 2 hours, and you’ll board the Sampo at the Kemi Ajos Harbour. You will be guided as the ship cruises down onto the Bothnian Gulf and you will have a chance to float in the water using a floatation rescue suit. A lunch of salmon- or reindeer soup is also included.

Treetop Adventure at Flowpark Ahvenisto

Flowpark Ahvenisto in Hämeenlinna is an ecological adventure park built in the treetops. There are more than 200 meters of zip lines, some of which are built between two ridges. Our visitors can push themselves to the limit and test their courage in a safe environment. We promise a true adventure with fantastic lake sceneries and diverse Finnish nature. The adventure park is suitable for people of all ages and the adventure tracks have different degrees of difficulty to challenge everyone!

Cosy Finnish Mölkky Evening

Mölkky is a Finnish game played with throwing pins. It is easy and suitable for all ages and fitness levels. During the Mölkky Evening you will learn to play the game with your local hosts. You are invited to their home to have a snack and beverages during the game evening. Most homes can host 1–4 guests, some up to ten. Bigger groups are divided to several locations. Mölkky is an outside game and can be replaced by indoors activity if the weather is poor. No special clothing is needed; comfort is key.

Winter Laser World – Levi

Products: Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery Tag, Arctic Hunger Games Strategic outdoor activities, full with adrenaline while not hurting anybody or making a mess. Teams are united to pull trough missions together and despite the cold, the games will keep you warm and provide a nice workout with lots of fun. The area includes snow bunkers, trenches, bridges, abandoned buildings and sniper towers. Effects include lasers, lights, smoke and music.

Horse Rides with Sleigh and Carts

A traditional ride to a lean-to in the forest is one activity favoured by many. The gentle sounds of the sleigh, warm felt blankets, and the gentle voice of your guide will introduce you to the legends of an old and the almost forgotten way of life. Enjoy the gentle journey through the picturesque landscapes of frozen Pirkanmaa and sample delicious snacks with coffee brewed on the open fire.

Escape Room

The Krapi Barn hosts an art gallery maintained by a mysterious art supporter. You and your friends have 60 minutes to discover the most closely-guarded secrets of the Lake Tuusula area. The game is suitable for anyone who wants to play and solve puzzles together. 2 to 6 people can play at the same time. Duration of the game: 1 hour 15 minutes, including 15 min start & 1 hour play time The yard is also home to Hotel Krapi, Restaurant Krapihovi, summer restaurant Mankeli, our large Beer Garden, and a smoke sauna by the lake – tailor your stay and make it truly memorable!

Gold Prospectors Summer Holiday

Learn the secrets of gold prospecting with a professional guide, pan your own gold nuggets and stay in an authentic gold prospectors cabin. This package includes 2 nights stay in a gold prospectors cabin with breakfast, 2 days pass for guided gold panning in the Gold Village & entrance to the Goldmuseum.

Winter Laser World

This outdoor activity won't make you freeze, no matter the temperature! Outdoor Laser Tag is an exciting experience for everyone from families to companies. Enjoy the music, light effects, snow bunkers, and tunnels. The game harms no one, including nature. Open every day during the winter season time. Duration: 2 hours.

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!

Ice Climbing at Ruka Ski Resort

The ice-climbing program is suitable for adults and children who like to challenge themselves and are not afraid to try new adventures in a safe winter environment. The program is moderately demanding, but suitable for beginners. You do need to be in decent physical condition – i.e. strong enough to use the axe on ice. Ice climbing in Arctic conditions can be a very powerful experience. We will help you feel confident as you explore the ice wall, and you will come out of the experience feeling mentally stronger. Welcome to our Arctic Wonderland!

Helsinki City Run Half Marathon

Helsinki City Run is the biggest running event in Finland with over 12 000 participants (2016). Helsinki City Run (HCR) takes place mid-May every year. The route combines city, sea-view, forests and parks and is an excellent way to see Helsinki and its most beautiful parts. There are 10 start groups, so you can join runners going your preferred pace. HCR hosts the best services for runners in Finland. We invite you and your friends for a great and active time in Helsinki!

Jet Ski Safari

This safari takes place either on the Ounasjoki River, Lake Levijärvi or Lake Sirkkajärvi depending on the weather condition. Riding the ski jet is easy, fun and safe. There is no need for a driving license, but the minimum age required is 15 years. Enjoy views of the fell in its summer colours while jet skiing. If the weather gets cold, you will be provided with neoprene gear. Duration about 2.5 hours.

Treetop Adventure

Whether on your own or with a friend or group, you will always be welcome to enjoy an experience of wild adventure at Treetop Adventure Huippu. Or why not spend an unforgettable day out with your colleagues or team? To top off the day, we offer delicious outdoor meals and packages with team building activities or meeting facilities through our partners. All adventurers should be at least six years old. The required minimum height is 100 cm. Tackling challenges on the high rope courses is not recommended during pregnancy.

Helsinki City Marathon

Helsinki City Marathon is the biggest marathon in Finland with over 3500 runners from 63 countries (2016). The marathon is organized in August every year, for the 37th time in 2017. Finland is one of the few countries where you can run a marathon during the summer months. Our climate is perfect for it – the average temperature is around 18–20 degrees Celcius. The marathon route is scenic yet urban, reaching the very heart of the city. HCM receives excellent feedback from runners every year. Come and enjoy the clean air and blue skies of Finland!

Nature Trails and Outdoor Activities

Our nature trails, which wind their ways through quiet forests and past crystal clear lakes, attract hikers and walkers throughout the year. In autumn you can pick mushrooms and berries in the forest, and in spring witness nature coming back to life in all its colourful glory. At Vierumäki, magnificent ridges and coniferous woods provide a varied setting for many types of sports and activities, such as riding, dogsledding safaris, forest yoga and mountain biking.

Horse Sleigh Ride in the Snowy Forest

This romantic ride takes you through a snowy forest to the beautiful frozen Lake Pyhäjärvi. Enjoy the winter magic, find peace of mind, and relax. You will also be served a cup of hot chocolate. The sleigh is pulled by an original Finn horse and it fits a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. 1-hour private tour.

Trip to the Lappish Goldfields

Transport by car to an original Lappish goldfield located near Saariselkä. We will meet original gold diggers and learn about today's gold digging and panning methods. After learning the ways to find gold, we get the chance to try the hard work by ourselves. Shovels and pails are waiting for us at the ditch and off we go! After a while of hard work, the real gold digger helps us to find the gold and jewelry stones by panning. During the trip we'll have coffee and pancakes.

NUTS Pallas

This trail race runs through Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in northwestern Finnish Lapland, under the midnight sun and through the cleanest air in Europe. You can join the NUTS Pallas Trail Run with distances of 30, 55, and 134 km. The race runs along one of the most popular hiking routes in Finland.

Ruka Scenery Lift & Summer Sled Track

The Ruka Sled Track is an exciting way to make your way down from the mountain: the run is 1 km long and offers speeds up to 60 km/h! You can also take scenery lift down, if you simply wish to enjoy the fantastic views. Come and experience the Summer Sled Track!