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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.

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.

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.

Urho Kekkonen National Park

The broad fell areas and thick forests at the Urho Kekkonen National Park allow you to experience our Northern nature in all its glory. The park provides a variety of opportunities for day trips as well as an excellent setting for traditional wilderness hiking. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of fell huts, surrounded by wilderness as far as the eye can see.

Pyhä-Häkki National Park

Take a stroll through the best preserved old-growth forests in Southern Finland. See 400-year-old pine trees that bear scars of ancient forest fires. These forests give you a sense of timelessness, encouraging you to slow down and savour your surroundings. The residents of the old croft at Poika-Aho surely told their children tales of trolls and elves who lived out in the wild woods.

Our Life – Guided Tour at Kellokas

Culture has always been tied to the area's natural environment and the possibilities it provides. Hear the story of the villages on the fells on this guided tour through the exhibition Our Life – Meän Elämää. The Väylä River has been a travel route, a vein that connects the entire area, and that has helped the area's diverse culture develop into something extraordinary. Language is held in great regard and there is a good deal of support to keep it alive. Guided tours should be booked in advance from the visitor centre.

Welcome to the Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre

Kilpisjärvi is the northernmost village in Western Lapland. It is the last Finnish village before reaching Norway on the Aurora Borealis Scenic Road. It is located at the foot of the Saana Fell in the middle of the Arctic high-fell area. The Centre's permanent exhibition ”At the Edge of Scandinavia” introduces the Malla and Saana Nature Reserves, Käsivarsi Wilderness Area, and the history of human residence in Kilpisjärvi. The Visitor Centre is provided for visitors, tourists, fishers, and hikers on the Nordkalottleden Trail. Maps, posters, and fishing permits for sale. Free entry.

Fox Trail in Repovesi National Park (3 h)

Guided Hiking in Repovesi National Park Hike the park's most popular path, the Fox Trail. During the tour, your guide tells you about Finnish nature. You also learn Finnish cooking by preparing a picnic. The tour gives you an insight into Finnish nature. Highlights: Suspension bridge Campfire picnic Ferry The hike is easy and covers about 5 km.

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!

Mountain Biking Action at Iso-Syöte

Iso-Syöte and surrounding area is a great starting point to go out and explore nature by biking. The Iso-Syöte hill, on top of which the hotel is located, gives you magnificent views to all directions. The national park which surrounds the hotel, offers 3 well-marked mountain bike routes to explore through various terrain and from different length and difficulty. New Felt-mountainbikes are available for you to go out and explore these trails. Comfortable accommodation, tasty food, a pool, sauna's and jacuzzi's are waiting for you to relax in and enjoy. During the winter we have Fatbikes.

Seal Trips and Wildlife Watching

Since 1996, we have arranged boat safaris and wildlife watching trips in Linnansaari National Park. Our lake safaris include a local nature guide, who will take you to the best sections of the national park and to the home waters of Saimaa Ringed Seal and osprey. The best time of the year to spot the rare seals is in May and early June. You can book a safari online or at our sales office.

Two or Five Days of Outdoor Activities in Pyhä-Luosto National Park

Pyhä-Luosto National Park is known for its 35-kilometer chain of hills and its extraordinarily beautiful nature, making it an ideal destination for nature adventures with its hills, ravines, old villages and rivers. Depending on the duration of your holiday, you can choose either 3 or 6 half-day tours out of 8 tours offered. Activities vary from hiking and canoeing, bird-watching and fishing to visits to the Amethyst mine or the historical village of Suvanto.

Osprey Safari to Linnansaari National Park

The Osprey Safari takes you to Linnansaari National Park where we will see this beautiful bird and its nests. On the way, we’ll take a break on Kaarnetsaari Island and make some coffee and local snacks by the open fire.

Seaching for Reindeer in the National Park on Fridays

Our challenge is to find reindeer and see how they live their life in the Pallas-Ylläs National Park. Reindeer tend to favour a specific area of the Pallas fells. That's where we are headed. You also have a chance to taste traditional dried reindeer meat with some local bread. We will visit the Vatikuru valley, well-known for its countless birds and peaceful atmosphere. The trip is overseen by a certified Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park Guide on Fridays.

Wooden Boat Safari to Linnansaari National Park

Enjoy a charming cruise on wooden boats to Linnansaari National Park and Kaarnetsaari Island. The island has a beautiful wooden chapel and a 1.2 km nature path. You also have a chance to watch a film about the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Later we'll cook some pancakes and sausages by the open fire.

Koli National Park

When you take in the marvellous view over Lake Pielinen from the top of Ukko-Koli hill, it's easy to see why this spot has attracted so many Finnish artists, photographers and nature-lovers over the centuries. The splendid scenery always instills a sense of serenity and wonder in visitors. Koli's hills and lakes provide fine settings for enjoyable outings and activities at any time of year.

Self-Driving: National Park Tour Lakes – 9 Days

National Park Tour Lakes takes you to the national landscapes of Finland. You will visit the national parks of Repovesi, Linnansaari and Koli as well as the Punkaharju Ridge. A 2-day visit to Helsinki is included. Each destination includes a guided hiking or paddling tour of your choice. You will learn a lot about our nature, history and culture and will be able to enjoy our lakes also by swimming in natural waters. All arrangements are made for you, and a rental car can also be arranged.

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.

Torronsuo National Park

Walk safely over Finland's deepest bog along sturdy duckboard trails. A high birdwatching tower offers fine views over the vast open swampland, which is visited by many migrating cranes and geese in the spring and autumn. In the winter, cross-country skiers visit to explore the wide open white wintry scene.