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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!

Villa Emma

Villa Emma is a spacious villa for 10 + 2 persons in Parkano, equipped with 5 enchanting bedrooms, kitchen and living room, two toilets, sauna and a bathroom. The villa is situated on the shore of river Aurejoki. A covered terrace with a grill and hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, and a beach volley court are waiting for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Husky Kennel Visit

Welcome to the home of Huskies! Come and meet the charming individuals of our pack. The canine members of our small family kennel include huskies of all ages from youngster to pensioner – every dog ready to become your new best friend! You can also participate in the daily routines of the kennel. Suitable for all. Duration: 1 hour

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

Composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was born and lived the first 20 years of his life in Hämeenlinna. The rooms of his birthplace are decorated in the style of the era between the 1860s and the 1880s, and the museum exhibition sheds light on little Janne’s childhood years in Hämeenlinna. A guided tour will provide you with more information. Chamber concerts are regularly held at the hall of his birthplace.

Life at the Farm

A sound carries from the pasture. The mother cow is calling her calf – it is feeding time. Suopirtti Highland invites you to enjoy a day at the farm with our animals. You can come by yourself or take your friends or family with you. The day is for you and for the animals. There’s plenty to do, and rest assured – you won’t go hungry!

Santa's Farm Experience (December only)

Come to Santa’s Farm and meet the man himself at his Lapland retreat just outside of Levi, take the chance to say hello to a few of his reindeers, and enjoy a short sleigh ride around the yard. Complete your tour by enjoying some mulled wine and gingerbread cookies to keep the chill at bay. Sulo the mini-pig, Eemeli the curly horse and all other Farm animals would love to meet you! You may include personal gifts in the program if you wish.

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

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.

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.

Adventure Island

As soon as you reach the Adventure Island, get hold of your Treasure Map and start your own holiday adventure! The Treasure Map gives you tips guiding you step-by-step towards the Adventure Island treasure. To get there, however, you have to complete 6 different tasks. While looking for the treasure, you learn new skills. Tasks in the treasure hunt can be adjusted according to age and the seasons.

Active Family Week

This active week is fun for the whole family! You get to see friendly Huskies, bounce around at Angry Birds Activity Park, and ski – even in the summertime – at the Vuokatti ski tunnel! Accommodation included!

Family Self-drive Tour in Finland: Naantali, Åland and Helsinki

This is an amazing adventure holiday for a family with children under 12 years! You will make a roundtrip in western Finland starting from Helsinki and experience the lake life in Lohja, make a visit to the Moominworld as well as Kastelholm castle. To top the trip off, there will be an activity day spent in SmartPark. Last but not least, the journey finishes with two days cruising around Helsinki.

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.

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.

Winter Laser World – Helsinki

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Archery Tag, Arctic Hunger Games

Experience a unique -3-degree atmosphere in the middle of Helsinki!

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 walls, ice igloos, ice sculptures and an ice restaurant. Effects include colour lights, lasers and music.

Ranua Zoo Tour

This 2.5 km walk in the magical forest will allow you to meet many animals and birds that can be found in the Arctic areas. The excursion suitable for the whole family. There are some sleds available in the wintertime for smaller children in case they get tired of walking. After the visit, you can have a buffet lunch and there is some free time for shopping in the small boutiques. Duration 4–6 hours.

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!

Sparkling Summer Amethyst Mine Visit

Have you ever wanted to unearth some hidden gemstones? Here is your chance! The Lampivaara Amethyst Mine will provide the tools and guidance you need to dig up your very own amethyst! We’ll walk 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! With your find secured, we’ll head down to cook a meal over the open fire: sausages, mushroom soup, and blueberry tea! After this, we return you to your hotel.

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.

Lake Pallasjärvi Canoe Trip in the National Park

Lake Pallasjärvi is a huge wilderness lake, located in the heart of the national park. This trip is lead by a Certified National Park Guide. The lake affords many amazing views of the park and it is great for fishing, typical catches being grayling and trout. At the end of the summer, you can also pick berries, as wild berries such as Arctic cloudberries, blueberries, and lingonberries grow in lake's surroundings. A picnic lunch is included in the package.