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Wilderness Hiking in Salamajärvi National Park

Salamajärvi National Park is like a piece of Lapland transferred to Southern Finland. The large, uninhabited area is known especially for its diverse mire ecosystems and its set of wilderness animals. GPS Tours has designed a five day nature experience with accommodation at the Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut. You are guided by a pre-programmed GPS device which acts as a map, compass and route description. An emergency mobile phone is also included, as well as a nature guide booklet, which contains maps and points of interest along the route.

Seitseminen National Park

Visit the heritage farm at Kovero to see how crofters used to make their living in these remote backwoods. Learn about the park's flora and fauna at the Seitseminen Nature Centre – the best place to start exploring the old forests, lakes and marshes of this fascinating part of Finland's backwoods.

Oulanka National Park

At Oulanka National Park, you can observe the power of water. Hanging bridges will take you to the most impressive waterfalls in Finland. Leaping wild brown trouts, diving European dippers, the unlimited beauty of the aapa mires, and the lovely calypso will challenge even the most experienced nature photographer. Oulanka offers a wide variety of trails from 0,3 km to 82 km, ranging from those suitable for children to demanding rock walls for climbers and observation points for nature lovers. The Oulankajoki River canoe route is suitable for both beginners and experienced canoeists.

Wilderness Canoeing Adventure in Nuuksio National Park

This relaxed wilderness canoeing trip takes you to scenic wilderness lakes and peaceful forests in Nuuksio National Park. Before we start our canoeing trip, our experienced guide explains everything about canoeing safety and technique, so the trip is suitable for beginners also. Around midway of our paddling route, we’ll have a coffee and snack break by the lake. You can also dip into a forest lake if you wish.

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.

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.

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.

VIP Adventure

Experience the epic and diverse nature surrounding Tampere in an adventurous way. VIP Adventure tour takes you to the best activities that Finnish Lakeland and its four seasons have to offer. Catch fish in the frozen lake. Plunge into the wilderness with horse ride safari. Explore the unique spots of national parks. Challenge yourself with creative Finnish sports. Our wide selection of activities provided by professionals is designed with care and tailored for your convenience.

Welcome to Kellokas!

Kellokas is an information centre for the third-largest national park in Finland and it's surroundings. Visit the free exhibitions, see films about our nature and hear the best tips for nature-based activities and sustainable services in the area. The Kellokas Shop sells maps of nearby areas, books, posters, crafts and other products, like fishing permits. The library lounge (with Wi-fi) and it is a great place to relax with the kids, reload your batteries, and read. For art lovers, Kellokas has an art gallery maintained by the Artists' Association of Lapland. Free entry.

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.

Päijänne National Park

The pristine waters of Lake Päijänne wash the sandy shores of a chain of islands formed by an esker ridge that dates back to the Ice Age. Take a boat trip or rent a kayak and explore the park's many islands and their sandy coves and rocky shores. The nature trail at Pulkkilanharju ridge, accessible by road, also offers fine lakeland views. You can also spot ospreys soaring over the lake.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.