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A Guided Canoeing Tour in Kolovesi National Park

Join our professional guide on a one day adventure in a canoeing paradise: Kolovesi national park. Motorboats are not allowed in Kolovesi, and this makes canoeing a pleasure in the silent and wilderness like surroundings. The guide will ensure a safe and informative visit to Kolovesi even for beginners. During the safari we will make a small break in Ukonvuori hill to explore the 5000 years old rock paintings. Canoeing in the silence of Kolovesi is an unforgettable experience. The rare Saimaa seal lives in Kolovesi area, and if we are lucky we might see it during the day.

Aulanko Nature Reserve

Aulanko has been a popular destination with visitors for more than a hundred years. The English-style park, which forms a part of the nature reserve, was constructed in 1883 – 1938, and its buildings and cultural history make it a nationally valuable site. Nowadays, there is a lot to see at the Aulanko Nature Reserve in addition to the beautiful scenery. The forest park of Aulanko, its sights, and the view from the scenic lookout tower of Aulangonvuori Hill over the national landscape attract more than 400 000 visitors every year. The area is best suited for day trips.

Boat to Linnansaari National Park

Linnansaari is the largest island in the national park. Well-marked hiking trails, fireplaces, a sauna, camping locations and an Eco Hostel await you on the island. Linnansaari is easy to reach by boat from the Oravi village. There is a regular boat connection four times a day in July–August from the Oravi harbour to the Sammakkoniemi camp site on Linnansaari. You can buy tickets online or at the reception in Oravi. Other times (May–October) you can book a water taxi from Oravi.

Bothnian Bay National Park

The wide and open waters of the Bothnian Bay invite boats with open arms. Take a break at a fishing hut and admire the sea through the window, just like a fisherman. The plinths and drying racks for fishing nets are signs of life from the past, on the rugged islands in the middle of this northern sea. During the winter, the Arctic Sea and packed ice fascinate tourists. For recreational fishermen, the sea provides clean waters, abundant with fish all year round. The Kalajoki Visitor Centre by the Kalajoki Sand Dunes is the number one destination for visitors to the Bothnian Bay.

Bothnian Sea National Park in Rauma Archipelago

The national park area in front of Rauma has more than 30 kilometres of marked hiking trails. Underwater nature and cultural heritage are particularly important for the Bothnian Sea National Park. Boating, cruises, hiking and birdwatching are the best ways to explore the archipelago. The tourist islands of Rauma are easily accessible by water bus in the summertime. The timetables also allow for overnight stays on the islands.

Canoe Adventure in the Wilderness

This self-guided canoeing tour will bring you to the unspoilt waters of Hossa National Park in Eastern Finland. The tour flows along small rivers, winding their way around eskers and through lakes, allowing you to enjoy typical Finnish landscapes of lakes dotted with small islands. Small rapids offer diversity to the otherwise calm waterways along the way. In the evenings you can enjoy a campfire before heading for your sleeping bag.

Day Tour in Sipoo, Nuuksio and Porvoo

We have daily departures from Helsinki for this tour. The package includes coffee & pulla (a bun), exploring the Sipoo national park, a lunch, visit to Porvoo old town and Haltia (the Finnish nature centre), and sauna & swimming in Nuuksio.

Evo Hiking Area

Though Evo is within easy reach of Finland's largest cities, you still feel you are in the heart of the forest. Ramble along easy trails or take a longer hike. Evo's forests are home to wildlife including elk, lynx and beavers. Facilities by Evo's excellent fishing waters are designed to be accessible for fishers of all ages. Evo is a great place to bring the whole family for an adventure.

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre

The Fell Lapland Visitor Centre offers six permanent exhibitions free of charge. The Vuovjjuš – Wanderers exhibition focuses on nomadic Sámi culture and nature. Travellers of the North is a description of the researchers and other travellers drawn to the Arctic fell nature. 8 Seasons is a story of the special atmosphere in local nature. The children's exhibition focuses on nature trips and life on the fells. The library is dedicated to a veterinarian-author who saved the whooper swan from extinction. Lauri Pappila's Birds is an amazing collection of wooden birds by the local sculptor.

Fell Lapland Visitor Centre for Kids and Families

Various programs for families are organized at the Visitor Centre, including exhibitions for kids and families. Outdoors, the Jyppyrävaara hill rises directly behind the Nature Centre and the Jyppyrä Trail (1.6 km) leads to the top, offering excellent views of the national park. Jyppyrä is suitable for cache orienteering and frisbee golf in the snow-free season. Participants search for caches marked on a map in the area near the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre will provide the maps and other materials. Suitable for school groups and families.

Fishing in the Inari Hiking Area

The Inari Hiking Area is easy to access, which makes it suitable for families and beginner anglers. The Lake Myössäjärvi area between Ivalo and Inari has old-growth forest and many fishing lakes (Myössäjärvi, Mukkajärvi, Harrijärvi and Lentokonelampi), which are near Highway 4. Lake Tuulisjärvi is also an excellent destination for fishing and hiking for the whole family. The lake is rich in many sizes of Arctic char.

Fishing on River Juutuanjoki

River Juutuajoki flows through Inari and into Lake Inarijärvi after covering the 12 kilometers that separate it from Lake Solojärvi. In addition to the stunning surroundings, River Juutuajoki is also one of the country's most valued fly fishing destinations. Its reputation is due to the brown trout that migrates upstream from Lake Inarijärvi. It is also an excellent grayling river, where you can find very large sail-fins in the many rapids and strong currents.

Guidance to Finnish Nature

The tour at the main exhibition will fascinate the visitor with its enthralling visualization of Finnish nature from the archipelago to the windswept fells of Arctic Lapland. During the guidance you will also find out about the ecological building and about the myths of the Finnish forests.

Helsinki StopOver – Explore Finnish Nature, Lakes and Forests

This tour is an excellent way to get to know Finnish nature and outdoor life especially if your time in Helsinki is limited. The tour takes you to a nature walk in the forest by a beautiful lake, only 20 minutes drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. During the tour the guide will tell you about Finnish nature nature and history. In the summertime you also have a possibility to swim in a lake and in the winter you can try snowshoeing or walking on an ice-lake. The tour includes a Finnish snack served with coffee/tea as well as transportation from the airport.

Helvetinjärvi National Park

The park's landscape is dominated by geological features created millions of years ago by mighty movements deep in the Earth's crust. After admiring the rugged cliffs around Helvetinjärvi (Hell's Lake) and Helvetinkolu (Hell's Hole) you can relax on the sandy lakeshore at Haukanhieta.

Inari Hiking Area

These are the heartlands of the Sámi people, and you can find plenty to see and do. Lake Inari has thousands of lovely islands, including the sacred Ukonsaari. Wooded hills and treeless arctic fells rise around the lake, which is fed by untamed rivers. After a visit to the fascinating Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, you can walk or ski through the forest to the picturesque old Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church.

Isojärvi National Park

The wooded hills and valleys around Lake Isojärvi bear traces left by both two-legged and four-legged loggers. Old cycle paths lead to former lumberjacks' cabins and croft houses. The only loggers working in the park today are beavers. It's hard to spot these shy animals, but you can't miss the impressive results of their labour.

Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park

Wild windswept bogs extend to the west from the old medieval road that leads north through the pine forests of Kyrönkangas. This is a great place for birdwatching, especially in the springtime when songbirds fill the woods and marshes. The marshes offer a chance to relax and recharge among nature throughout the year.

Kevo Strict Nature Reserve

At Kevo Strict Nature Reserve, you can experience Lapland's landscape at its most wondrous. The Nature Reserve has been established to protect the Kevo Canyon and the sensitive fell landscape that surrounds it. The canyon-like valley of River Kevojoki is 40 km long and at places 80 metres deep. The rest of the Nature Reserve is fell highland marked with gentle ravines. You can also find large tundra-like open mires. There are two marked hiking trails which help you explore the area. Come and see this spectacular area for yourself!