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Lucky Ice Fisher?

Fishing is a great way to spend time outdoors and maybe even get lunch – if you're lucky! Red or green lure, let’s see, but don't forget the worm, the fish love it! The fishing isn't very serious, but we're spending time together and learning about nature, water and fish at the same time. Afterwards, we'll sit down for some snacks and stories. And of course cooking our catch on the open fire.

Beauty of the Fells

First we take the easy way up by car. Then it's time to put the snowshoes on. With them, we will become the heroes of the fell by summiting its highest point. After some heroic pictures, we head down, landing right in the center of the village. On our way, we admire the beautiful landscape of the fells around and sit down for a break to enjoy small snacks and hot berry juice.

Excursion to Santa Claus Village

Santa Claus Village is a magical place all year round, for both children and adults alike. After posting letters at Santa's Post Office, you can buy gifts and souvenirs. In winter, you can experience a short safari in a sleigh pulled by reindeer or huskies and ride a sledge downhill. Of course, you will meet Santa Claus and share your dreams and wishes with him. Don't forget to cross the Arctic Circle! Take a photograph of this important event and remember to get a certificate as a proof. Afterwards we will visit Santa Park, a unique Christmas-themed amusement complex built in a cave.

It's That Easy!

Just put the snowshoes on and start walking? Not quite so easy, but we will teach you how to do it. You will get the basics of snowshoeing while admiring the beautiful snowy landscapes on paths that can only be reached on snowshoes. This tour will make you feel one with nature. During the walk, we will stop for some hot berry juice.

Hiking Trip and Visit to a Reindeer Park in Nuuksio National Park

This tour takes you for a relaxing nature hike in the peaceful, clean and wild forests of wintertime Finland. You will also see a glimpse of Lapland near Helsinki, when we visit a reindeer park in the Nuuksio National Park. The trip includes transportation and we can start the trip from your hotel in Helsinki, at the Port or from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

Treetop Adventure at Zippy

Zippy is one of the largest treetop adventure parks in Finland. Zip lines, ladders, trapezes, swings and other challenges in the middle of a beautiful forest will make your adventure experience truly memorable. The courses have different difficulty levels to ensure you get an appropriate amount of excitement and adrenaline. We also have a Kids' Land for toddlers and children. Easy to reach by public transportation or by car, Zippy is located only 6 km from the Helsinki Central railway station.

My First Snowmobile Experience

This safari is a perfect choice for your first snowmobile driving experience! We dress you up in warm clothes and a guide provides detailed instructions before we head to the track. Driving on the frozen lakes and snowy forest safely behind our guide is an easy way to learn snowmobiling. The route is planned to suit your skills.

Children's Winter Park

The Porokylä Winter Park gives the whole family a chance to play in the snow. The entrance fee includes the use of the carousel sled, snow shoes, children’s snowmobiles and toboggan slide. The cafeteria provides warm drinks, which you can enjoy by the fireplace. During Christmas, Santa will visit Porokylä and the reindeers. The park is open in December–March depending on snow conditions. See the opening hours on our website!

Meet Santa Claus and Sailor Elves in Santa's Seaside Office

Kemi is the official port of Santa Claus and Santa's Seaside Office is located in Kemi's beautiful inner harbour. Every sailor needs to know how to tie strong knots or rescue Santa in distress. Join the Elves' Sailor Course, learn the useful skills and earn the diploma. Send bottle post to Santa. Cozy, traditional building by the sea is an excellent place to enjoy a hot coffee with pastry and get unique Santa's souvenirs to take back home.

The First Escape Room in Rovaniemi

This is a real life escape room adventure, only 23 km from Rovaniemi. You are locked into a room together with a group of friends, family members or work mates and you have 60 minutes to get out. To succeed, you need to solve riddles, puzzles and mysteries, working together as a team. Everybody can do it! No physical force is needed, just observation skills and creative thinking. Look forward to an hour of intense excitement and lots of insights! This is so fun that you'll forget the rest of the world for a full hour. ​

Circle of Levi

All the way around, up and down Levi fell! Follow the guide and he will lead you into the snowy landscapes of Levi, driving all around the fell and enjoying its scenery as much as admiring the beautiful river Ounasjoki.  If the weather favours us, we will also drive to the top of Levi! Our guides have a sweet tooth so you will stop some berry juice and buns!

Archipelago Cruises on Turku-Åland-Stockholm Route

Cruising in the Nordic Archipelago is unforgettable all year round! Imagine the fresh sea air and glittering Baltic Sea in the midnight sun or during winter, when the ship is sailing through ice. Turku, Åland Islands and Stockholm are within your reach – step onboard! Choose between morning and evening departures and experience an adventurous sea voyage with Silja Line's cruise ships Baltic Princess and Galaxy. Spend a memorable day onboard dining, shopping, and enjoying the breathtakingly beautiful views.

Wintertime Amethyst Mine Visit

Have you ever wanted to unearth some hidden gemstones? Here is your chance! The Lampivaara Amethyst mine provides you the tools and guidance you need to dig up your very own amethyst! Ride the snowcat (a large treaded snow vehicle) up to the top of Lampivaara, where a beautiful view and the amethyst mine await you. Here you will use the tools of the trade, assisted by professionals, to dig up amethysts, and then you get to bring one of your finds home with you! If you’re lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights during kaamos (Polar Night)!

Ounasvaara Fell and Ranua Zoo

Experience a day of nature and animals. See the city in all its glory from a wonderful look-out point on top of the local Ounasvaara fell, which we’ll reach by snowshoe, before heading on to Ranua Zoo. At the Zoo, you’ll find local animals as well as exotic, with the highlights being the enormous moose and polar bear. Also of note are the traditionally local animals, such as the forest reindeer, the wolverine, and the arctic fox, as well as many different owl species! We’ll have a buffet lunch at the Zoo restaurant. Afterwards we’ll return to your hotel.

The Best Museum Experience Ever!

Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova combines history, archaeology and contemporary art with hands-on activities and professional guided tours. It is situated in Southwestern Finland, in Turku, which is a great city to make a day trip to. The museum also provides a cosy cafeteria and a lovely gift shop. The museum's guided tours introduce you to both the fascinating history of Turku, as well as the intriguing changing art exhibitions. In the summer season tours are included in the entrance fee, but they can also be reserved for groups throughout the year.

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!

Sauna with the Locals!

Saturday is the official sauna day in Finland. There is a public Sauna Day once a month at Hotel Krapi's Smoke Sauna by the beautiful Lake Tuusula. People from the neighborhood gather to take a relaxing bath in our traditional smoke sauna. If you really want to explore Finnish culture, you have to experience a public sauna! Combine Sauna, Escape room & Dinner & Overnight for a perfect getaway from your daily routines! Women and men have their own turns. Check the dates and times on our website.

Visit to Santa Claus Village and Arctic Circle

This day excursion gives you the unique opportunity to meet Santa Claus at his office in the Lappish capital of Rovaniemi (170 km from Levi) and cross the magical Arctic Circle. Send mail to your friends with the special postmark, shop for local handicrafts at the many giftware boutiques and enjoy the atmosphere. Price includes transportation, guidance, and an Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate. Duration: about 9 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–Tallinn 22-Hour Cruise

Silja Europa, the largest cruise ship on the Baltic Sea, takes you comfortably from Helsinki to Tallinn. The nautical atmosphere, splendid food, and great shopping possibilities make it worthwhile to travel by sea to Medieval Tallinn. Enjoy delicious dinner, buy fantastic souvenirs and relax in the spa area. Have good night's sleep onboard and discover the sights of Tallinn for 4 hours the next day. You’ll be back in Helsinki in the afternoon!