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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.

Palander House

Palander House presents the lifestyle of a bourgeois Hämeenlinna family 100 years ago. The museum showcases a variety of room ensembles, ranging from the elegant drawing room to the servants’ kitchen. The museum is located in the north-east corner of the city centre in an area with lots of period houses. Admission fee includes a guided tour which start every 30 minutes.

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.

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.

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.

Evening Snack and Pancakes

Would you like to enjoy some peace and quiet? Just listen to the sounds of silence, sit by the bonfire and look at the sunset or see the stars in the sky? Maybe even get a glimpse of the Northern Lights, if you're lucky. If that sounds appealing, this activity is for you! Enjoy a traditional Finnish outdoor snack and cook some pancakes on the open fire! Suitable for all ages.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Santa Claus Safari (December only)

Your journey begins from the safari house towards Santa’s cabin on snowmobiles. Upon arrival, Santa Claus is ready and waiting for us. You can take photographs during the meeting. We also get to know Santa’s reindeer and enjoy a short sleigh ride. After the ride, we will enjoy a warm drink and a Finnish Christmas pastry before returning to Levi by snowmobile. Driving distance about 25 km, total duration 2.5–3 hours.

Santa Claus Office

Meet Santa Claus in person and spend your own unforgettable moment with him. Santa Claus Office is open every day of the year, entrance is free of charge. Your meeting is photographed and filmed by a professional photographer-elf. Photos, video and a variety of souvenirs are available at the Santa Claus Office Shop. For over three decades Santa Claus has met visitors in Santa Claus Office at the Arctic Circle. Santa Claus Office is located in Santa Claus Village with good transport links. It wouldn't be Lapland without him!

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.

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!

Linnanmäki Amusement Park

The Linnanmäki Amusement Park has entertained families since 1950. The amusement park has an enormous selection of fun rides, from ultra scary to more easy-going. The vintage wooden rollercoaster is over 50 years old and remains the park's most popular ride. Linnanmäki also has many arcade halls with the latest games as well as an outdoor stage with entertaining performances. The park has been supporting child welfare work in Finland for over 60 years. We recommend a one-day wristband which includes all rides – have fun!

Treetop Adventure at Flowpark Ahvenisto

Flowpark Ahvenisto in Hämeenlinna is an ecological adventure park built in the treetops. There are more than 200 meters of zip lines, some of which are built between two ridges. Our visitors can push themselves to the limit and test their courage in a safe environment. We promise a true adventure with fantastic lake sceneries and diverse Finnish nature. The adventure park is suitable for people of all ages and the adventure tracks have different degrees of difficulty to challenge everyone!

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.

VIP Family

Take your loved ones for a special holiday in Tampere Lakeland with our VIP Family tour. The tour is packed with fun, relaxation and exotic activities especially chosen for families. Discover the world's most unique museums. Enjoy Finnish nature activities. Explore traditions of Finnish family life. Make unforgettable memories in Tampere, the best family destination in Finland. Our wide selection of activities provided by professionals is designed with care and tailored for your convenience.