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Accordion Cruise in the Venice of Savo

Welcome on a unique sightseeing cruise in the ”Venice of Savo”! Canals and waterways split the town of Varkaus nicely into many parts, just like in Venice, Italy. Enjoyment for all senses on this private small group tour, where the captain tells you stories about the canals, timber transportation, and the nature of Saimaa. Our Ecoboat gives you a silent and comfortable ride to all the best spots in the city. Once we reach the best location, you can enjoy coffee while the captain entertains you with accordion music. Perfect for a romantic evening or an enjoyable summer experience with friends!

Arctic Attraction – Meet Sledding Huskies

Get to know the world of dog sled racing in its various forms and meet some of its heroes in the small village of Kirjais. The guide and dog owner will tell you about their history and how dog sledding has become a professional sport. These furry friends are sociable, and you can pet and rub them while the guide tells you about their training and daily care. You can also harness a dog and feel its pulling power on a kickbike. This short program can be supplemented with a cozy campfire in the cool fresh air – or with some light excercise, if you're looking to raise your pulse further!

Wild Food and Culinaristic Cooking in Finland

In Finland animals, berries, mushrooms and wild herbs have a special taste gained from the Taiga forest and midnight sun. We will explore the pure Finnish culinary tastes and cook fantastic meals from wild nature ingredients with chefs. There are differents themes for cooking every day; fish, forest fruits, game animals and birds. We will make trips to forage the fruits of the forest, catch the fish, see the game animals and watch the birds. In the evenings we will have courses to cook the food we catched in the historical iron work area, famous from Alvar Aalto design.

Apartments Klippan and Sjöbodan - the Best of Times

Wind down for a few days in the autumn, spring or summer and spend 2 nights in harmony with nature. Enjoy simple things by the sea… the sound of water lapping gently at the shore, trees shivering in the breeze, fishing from the pier, kayaking in the nearby surroundings, clean crispy air, a Finnish sauna, and end the day with a tasty dinner. All so peaceful and simple, reminding you of what is truly important! Suitable for anyone in need of unwinding.

Villa Julius

Villa with a private lake! Julius is a big, spacious and cozy villa with a history as a family farm, located 85 km's north from Tampere. Large groups up to 19 persons can easily accommodate and enjoy the nature and various activities. Forest and a private lake with a sauna are the key elements for relaxing. Great place for family holidays, small parties or meetings!

Lakeside Cottages- Enjoy Your Own Beach, Sauna and a Boat

Lomamokkila offers you accommodation in different kinds of cottages. You can choose either a fully equipped cottage or a traditional, more modestly equipped summer cottage. Every cottage has its own beach, a rowing boat and a sauna. You have a possibility to order a baby cot, bed linen (sheets and towel) as well as the final cleaning from us. In addition, you can reserve breakfast and dinner, which are served in the main building. You can also use WiFi in the main building.

Horseback Riding in the Forest

This horseback riding trip takes you through a snowy forest to the beautiful frozen Lake Pyhäjärvi. Enjoy the winter magic, find peace of mind, and feel the power of your horse when walking in the deep snow. We will start by preparing the horses together in the stable and then move to our riding area, where you will get instructions on safety. After the trip, we take care of the horses and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Age limit 12 years. You can borrow a riding helmet from us, but please wear good shoes and clothes suitable for the day's weather.

Mathildedal Hotel Ruukin Majatalo | Special Accommodation

Hotel Ruukin Majatalo, with just eight rooms, is an oasis of peace and gentle luxury. Each room is designed to breathe simplicity and industrial style, while maintaining every modern convenience. The hotel was previously an iron works, and the renovated building has kept much of its original character with high ceilings, wide windows, exposed brick work and stark décor. The rooms have simple furnishing, rainfall showers in private bathrooms and plenty of hidden luxury. The breakfast at Ruukin Majatalo is made with locally sourced ingredients and freshly baked traditional archipelago bread.

Houseboat DeLuxe 42m2

This high quality and fully equipped houseboat is ideal for larger families or big groups of friends. It offers all of the necessary amenities including Wi-Fi connection. Houseboats are also easy to navigate. They are equipped with a Chartplotter to make it easy to navigate the Finnish lakes. The Houseboat is 42m2 and fits 6 people.

Herrankukkaro's Smoke Sauna World

The fishing village of Herrankukkaro (Mama's Pocket) is also a smoke sauna paradise. Herrankukkaro features the largest underground smoke sauna in the world and, of course, also the world’s smallest smoke sauna! The four different types of smoke saunas represent the thousands of years of tradition of the Finnish invention. The smoke sauna is Finnish culture at its most authentic and most enjoyable. In the Kaislikko-outdoor spa you can wash away the problems of everyday life and enjoy the natural beauty of the archipelago.

Island Safari in Beautiful Turku Archipelago

Join us for a boat trip through our unique archipelago. Experience the soothing atmosphere, breathe the fresh air and behold the open landscape. Go ashore on one of the skerries and explore its unique nature. Go for a swim in the sea and afterwards enjoy a delicious dinner in our pleasant restaurant.

Back to Nature – Lake, River & Sea in 6 Days

Like an ancient inhabitant, we follow the water as it flows from lakes and rivers to the sea. During the tour, you may enjoy our clear lakes, fresh nature and the hospitality of your host families. This nature tour includes easy activities, meals by the campfire, and visits to two national parks and to a Unesco World Heritage site. Included activities: hiking, paddling in a large canoe, white water rafting, cooking on open fire, etc. The tour is suitable for anyone older than 12 years. Suitable for groups or families up to 8–16 persons. Please contact us for more information.

Ice Fishing

Sitting on the ice of Lake Pyhäjärvi and ice fishing is very relaxing. For a couple of hours, you can forget your busy life and concentrate on the silence of the wilderness. If you are lucky, you might catch some perch, white fish or rainbow trout. The package includes ice fishing gear, a guide, and some snacks.

Forest Yoga

When you're in the forest, it is easy to tune into the same tranquil wavelength with nature. With forest yoga, we will do some breathing exercises together with easy yoga asanas and stretching, making use of the trees around us. We finish with a relaxation exercise, listening to the sounds of nature.

All About Forest

Get familiar with the varied landscapes of Southern Konnevesi National Park; breathtaking sceneries, herb-rich forests hidden behind rock walls and high cliffs surrounded with lakes. All About Forest offers a safe experience and lot of knowledge about Finnish forests through guided trekking and a fatbike tour. Finish the days with delicious meals and a healing sauna. For the night, you can choose your level of comfort from tent to white linens. Spend your holiday in fresh, clean air with the naturally calming surroundings of peace and quiet in the heart of Finland.

Authentic Smoke Sauna by the Lake

Krapi's chimneyless smoke sauna is located right by the shores of Lake Tuusula. In addition to the steam room, the sauna has a shower room, dressing room and a lounge with a fireplace. The entire space will hold about 15 to 20 people, while steam room has space for 10 people at a time. In the summer, you can plunge into the lake from the jetty, and in the wintertime, through a hole in the ice. The sauna can be booked Mon–Sat 14.00-23.00.

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.

Finnish Forest Experience with Ponies and Berries

This guided tour will take you in to the forest. During this guided tour you will meet a local horse stable owner and get familiar with stables' animals (dogs, horses and cats). There is also a possibility for horseback riding. Depending on the season you will find blueberries and lingonberries.

Mökkiavain Cottage Holidays

Our selection of cottages contains over 150 choices in the Tampere region. All levels of quality, size and price assure you will find a suitable home for your stay. Our cottages offer you relaxing sleep and experiences you'll never forget. The peaceful countryside near Tampere creates an athmosphere not found anywhere else. Enjoy a cottage holiday close to every comfort and convenience: the Särkänniemi amusement park, spas, shopping centers, national parks, and more.

Winter Day in Linnansaari National Park

During our winter day, you can try several winter activities in the sceneries of Linnansaari National Park and the Kaarnetsaari Island. Choose whether you want to get to Kaarnetsaari Island by skates, skis, snowshoes, kick sledge or sleigh. While on the island, you can also go for a snowshoeing trip or try winter fishing! We will enjoy a fish or game soup by a campfire or inside the main building.