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At Dusk in Kullasmarina, 2 Days

Come with your family or a group of friends to a guided nature walk to quiet down at dusk by Lake Päijänne in Finland. In the evening, we will cater a flamed salmon dinner in a hut. After dinner at dusk, our guide will take you on a relaxing "digital-free" nature tour. When the sun has set, you can sit down at the campfire and enjoy evening tea or coffee by the lake. During winter time when the sun sets early, you will enjoy dinner after the nature tour.

Personalised Packages for Families

The Vierumäki Resort is Finland’s most diverse sports and leisure centre, offering a selection of activities and accommodation that will please the whole family. Nestled in the midst of pristine nature, Vierumäki is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a convenient and unforgettable holiday break. Here at Vierumäki, we believe in invigorating holidays with fitness and fun for everyone. Our wide selection of holiday packages lets you and your family decide how to spend your time, while our programme of healthy activities focuses on your well-being.

Meeting Santa (December, by Appointment only)

We travel to Santa’s hidden cottage in an old Lappish village. First we will get to know Santa’s reindeers and enjoy a 1 km sled ride, then you will visit the old farm and hear stories of the past and present. You also get a chance to feed the young reindeers. It’s then time to meet Santa in his cottage. Santa will also bring greetings from Mrs Santa and as a small gift from her, he gives all children homemade gingerbread cookies and chocolate. Santa will tell you stories about himself, his elves and Christmas. At the end of the visit, you can also take a picture with Santa.

Heureka – The Finnish Science Centre

At Heureka, visitors learn about science and technology in an exciting and fun hands-on environment. In addition to the main exhibition, the centre presents temporary exhibitions on various topics. Heureka Classics Main Exhibition Area: Science on a Sphere, About a Coin, Intelligent City, Under Cover, The Wind in the Bowels + Planetarium films, Rat Basketball, Science Shows and much more!

Northern Light Hunting on Snowshoes

Seeing the Northern lights is an experience beyond description, one that you will never forget.The best locations for hunting the Northern Lights are very easily accessible on snowshoes. Total darkness and silence in the middle of a snowy forest create an expectant atmosphere that makes the hunt even more exciting. Our experienced guide leads you safely to places where you have a good chance to see the Northern Lights. You will also learn interesting facts about the Northern Lights as well as Lappish nature and history.

Folk Music Workshops

Want to try a Kantele Workshop or a Rune Singing Workshop – or both? The kantele is Finland's national instrument, and this workshop focusses on the 5-string version. Rather than seeking perfection, the idea is to enjoy making music together – no previous experience is required. Or learn about the Finnish rune singing tradition! The chapters, runes, of the Finnish national epic Kalevala were originally songs. This workshop is an introduction to Kalevala's rune singing and its varied forms.

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!

Meet the Reindeers

We drive through the beautiful winter scenery of Levi fell to the old reindeer farm Sammun Tupa. At the farm, we see reindeers and take plenty of pictures of them! Your guide will share his knowledge of reindeer farming with you. And what would be nicer than a hot drink and homemade sweet bun in the old farm house! ?

Särkänniemi Doghill

Doghill invites visitors to step right into a fairytale world based on the work of author and illustrator Mauri Kunnas. The area is diveded into Pawhill, Town and Farm. You can see a play at Paw Theatre, enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere in the town’s beautiful cafés and boutiques or greet the animals at the Farm. At Christmas, on Halloween or during winter holidays, you can experience Särkänniemi's Doghill in a whole new way.

Fazer Visitor Centre

Fazer is a 125-year old, international, family-owned business offering quality bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café services. The new Fazer visitor center is a result of Finnish design and houses an exhibition, a Fazer Café and a shop. It also offers meeting and event services from cooking classes to children’s birthday parties and weekend brunches. The well-known Fazer produce, long history, corporate responsibility and innovations give food for many an interesting story. These stories are told during the 1-hour guided tours.

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.

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!

Crazy About Animals – Guided Pet Farm Visit

The Kompiainen Pet Farm in Levi hosts a number of animals who would love your visit, including Jekku, our very sociable reindeer. In the wintertime we are a Winter Wonder Farm – providing snowy experiences on a farm visit. Price includes: tour of the farm with English speaking animal carer, juice and sweets. Our sledding hill, kick-sled track and snowman ingredients are also included. Pony or reindeer rides are possible at an additional cost. Available from Tuesday to Saturday at 11.00. Duration 90 minutes.

Brain Package to Heureka

Heureka – The Finnish Science Centre provides joy of discovery and fun experiences for all ages! Heureka introduces the public to science and technology in an engaging and interactive way. Visitors can experience the joy of discovery through spectacular exhibitions, planetarium films and events. This package includes an overnight stay in Hotel Arthur, a buffet breakfast and one entrance ticket to the Science Centre.

Winter Holiday in Wild Taiga

Janne from Hikes n' Trails has selected the most unique treasures for you to enjoy! Northeastern Finland's white wilderness and highlights of nature and culture. You'll have an extraordinary five days, guided by local experts in a friendly, safe and personal manner. You can enjoy a tailored active holiday by yourself, with a partner or as a group. You'll hear stories of living in Finland, take a cross-country skiing trip, ride a husky sled and walk on white, untouched snow on the frozen lakes.

Family Snowmobile Safari

This snowmobile safari is specialised for families with little children. We will go for a ride on the forest trails around the Santa Claus Village area, where parents can ride their own snowmobile while children travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide's snowmobile. You can enjoy the beautiful wintery scenery, and we will make several stops to admire the snowy nature. We also stop at a special area, where children can ride safely on their own on mini-snowmobiles, which are suitable for children over 12 years, smaller kids can ride with their parent or guide.

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.

Winter Day in the Countryside

Are you interested in seeing the daily life here in Lapland, surrounded by snow and freezing temperatures? What are the daily winter routines and how people spend their free time in the countryside? We welcome you to the Willow Field House, to take part in our daily routines and free-time activities on our snowy home yard. Hear and learn how the Finnish way of life has acclimatised to our cold winters and snow. We will also enjoy a warm soup lunch together in our lounge.

River Rafting Family Route

Family friendly river excursion with 7 easy-going rapids. River rafting family route Käylä-Juume. You meet your guide in our summer office Juuma village, where you get all the equipment needed. Your guide will give you safety instructions before heading off to the river. The route follows river Kitka from Käylä back to Juuma where we started from. On this 14 km route you will experience 7 rapids and beautiful surroundings.

SantaPark Entrance Ticket

Come spend an unforgettable day at SantaPark, the home cavern of Santa Claus. Join the Elves in their magical world, take part at the funny Elf school, taste yummy cookies in Mrs Gingerbread’s Kitchen, feel the crispy touch of winter in the Ice Princess’ Ice Gallery, take a ride on the Magic Train, send your greetings from the post office, enjoy the incredible Magical Show – and of course Santa Claus is waiting for you in his office. Ticket valid for two consecutive days. Open: Christmas & summer seasons.