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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.

Meet the Polar Bear

You will first meet your guide in the reception of the holiday village, from where the guide will take you the polar bear's nest. Prepare yourself for looking into the bear’s eyes by going through the safety instructions with the guide. You will not be allowed to go into the polar bear enclosure, but you will have a chance to greet the world's largest land predator safely from the other side of the fence, just a couple of metres away. The animal keeper will provide you with interesting information on the White King of the Arctic – and the Wildlife Park.

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! ?

Bonfire Under the Northern Lights

We head away from the village lights. We start a small bonfire and sit around it to grill some snacks. Listening to the bonfire in the darkness is a relaxing experience. Your guide tells stories of the magical nights which are never all that dark with all the stars and of course Northern Lights. We know that love hearing our stories, but don't forget to look up – maybe you will see the stories come to life.

Sleepyhead Festival in Naantali

The unique Sleepyhead Festival is the jolliest festival of the year for the whole family. Visitors can enjoy shopping at the Sleepyhead Market and a variety of other events. Festivities begin on 26th July at Naantali Ice Rink where the Sleepyhead cheese and wine festival takes place. On 27th July, Sleepyhead day, the Official Sleepyhead of the Year is thrown into the sea at 7 am sharp. The fun lasts from dawn till dusk all over town. This is a must-experience in Naantali!

Private Visit to Family Husky Farm and Sleigh Ride

This is a great experience for anyone travelling with small children. Come join us at our Husky farm and feel part of the team. Harness the dogs, hug and play with them. Once we get going, we will travel in easy terrain and cross the frozen lake. Afterwards we will cook delicious pancakes in the warmth of the house or by the campfire, depending on the weather. And there's plenty of time to play in the snow! Duration: 2 to 3 hours

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.

Archipelago Route to Kustavi - Fabulous Cruise from Naantali

Fabulous crossing on board the M/S Aavatar in summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The enchanting route from Naantali, via Taivassalo to Kustavi is a shortcut for cyclists and a mini cruise for others spending time in the archipelago; there is a variety of magnificent destinations along the way for day and overnight trips. You can buy beverages (fully licensed) and small snacks on board.

Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum

The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum is a great, wholesome place that people of all ages will enjoy and want to visit again and again. Please join us for a day of fun and memories for all. Visitors are welcome to pet the charming and adorable animals while enjoying the peaceful country setting. The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum is located in Kälviä by the main route E8, 10 kilometers from Kokkola city.

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!

Gemstone Gallery in Kemi

A large collection of gemstones and minerals with great diversity, including a spectacular crown designed for the King of Finland. Finland celebrates 100 years of independence this year, and the crown of the King was designed a century ago – you can only see it in the Kemi Gemstone Gallery. Our collection also includes a replica of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain and the lavish 647-diamond necklace of Marie Antoinette.

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.

Wild Food Dinner in Uitonniemi

A local chef will create a memorable dinner from Arctic flavours and pure ingredients from lakes and forests. You can also request for your favorite dishes. Uitonniemi’s landscape terrace has a beautiful lake view – great on summertime evenings, spectacular with the Northern Lights. Uitonniemi's rich history dates back to the 17th century, when it was a station for log floating. Today Uitonniemi is a cosy northern Finnish manor brimming with tradition.

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.

Meet the Forest

My number one favourite thing to do is simply walking in the forest. Forests have such a peaceful and calm atmosphere that it is impossible to come out from a forest with a frown – a smile is always guaranteed! A forest is a good listener when you are sad or stressed and will also dance with you when you are so happy that you just can't hide it. Spend a little time in the fresh air, watch the blue sky and feel the presence of the peaceful old trees around you, maybe even see some wild animal – this is the forest.

Santamus evening

This is the most famous and mysterious restaurant in Lapland. The restaurant is famous not only because of its unique location at the Santa Claus Village on Arctic Circle, but also due its one of a kind design. You will walk into a fairy tale, where you will see a raging river with splashing trout and a spruce forest along the shores. Footbridges, wooden walls, and fireplaces create a unique atmosphere, and many other surprises await you! During the evening, you will hear traditional Finnish musical instruments and also a very non-traditional musical instrument – the saw!

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.

Environmentally Friendly Farm Holiday in South-Western Finland

Come and enjoy the Finnish countryside at the Mikkola sheep farm and stay in the beautifully restored Muntola mansion. The Mikkola farm was awarder for being Finland's most ecological farmers in 2013. We are happy to share what farmers can do to protect the environment and save the Baltic Sea. Relax in the nature, learn about everyday life on a farm and take part in caring for the sheep. Enjoy your holiday or just a break from daily routine with your family or friends! Muntola can conveniently host groups of 1-6 persons. Convenient location close to road E18.

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!