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Vätsäri Wilderness Special - Demanding Hiking and Packrafting Holiday

Ten days (from friday to sunday) demanding guided wild camping + packrafting trip in a remote wilderness area, with no cell phone coverage, no other tourists and no ready-made paths. Full board with all the required gear included. In the end there is a hotel overnight in a cozy wilderness hotel, and airport or bus station transports (to and from Ivalo airport) are included in the price. Just bring yourself and the clothes you are wearing, let us take care of the rest. Searching for the adventure of the lifetime, look no further!

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.

Silent Moments at a Karelian Guesthouse

Take a break from day-to-day life to simply be and peacefully listen to your surroundings and yourself. A two-day stop in a quiet and charming guesthouse is an opportunity for rest, spending time outdoors, guided light exercise, delicious local food, relaxation for mind and body, and for actively listening to the sounds of silence.

Day Hike at Swamp Protection Area Siikaneva

This guided hiking tour takes you to the swamp protection area of Siikaneva. Its rural location near the Adventure Apes home base in Orivesi makes it the perfect location to unwind and enjoy the pure stillness of Finnish nature. Highlights include: -Private guide knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna -Experience the pure nature of the swamp -Relax in the silence of nature -Enjoy a full campsite meal around an open fire

Arctic Snow Hotel Evening with Snow Sauna

Our main destination is the Arctic snow hotel in Sinettä, a place built anew every year, complete with ice bar, ice sculptures, and even an ice chapel. This magnificent structure with walls of snow is built a little differently every year, with new ice art. The nearby Kota restaurant offers a salmon dinner before a visit to the famous snow sauna. Hear the ice walls bubble as you throw water on the sauna stones, a truly unique experience! Finally, we return to Rovaniemi with a short hike to the top of the Ounasvaara fell for a view of the city – and with luck, some Northern Lights!

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!

Midnight Sun Hiking

Nature trip to the Pallas-Ylläs National Park with a certified National Park Guide. Enjoy and learn about Arctic nature under the midnight sun. The trip lasts about 2 hours.

Espoo Recreational Islands

The recreational islands in Espoo offer a perfect setting for relaxation and recreation. A scheduled boat service takes you swiftly to and from the islands in the archipelago. In just one day you have time to visit a couple of these attractive little islands. Enjoy a nice picnic with your friend on one of the islands or spend a night camping under the summer sky. In total there are 11 recreational islands in Espoo and four of them are accessible through scheduled boat service which is running from June until end of August. The biggest and most popular island is called Iso Vasikkasaari.

Nordic Walking Introduction in Porvoo / Borgå (2–3 Hours)

Come try out Nordic walking on a very nice path in the forests of Porvoo. Before starting for our 2–3-hour walk, your instructor will explain the correct technique to utilize your Nordic walking poles (rent included in the price). We will do some stretching and relaxing exercises before and after the walk to fully recover and enjoy the activity.

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.

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.

Pure Air at Pallas National Park

The cleanest air in Europe has been found in the Pallas-Ylläs National park, just 40 minutes from Levi! Join us for an easy hiking trip in some of Lapland’s most breathtaking fell scenery as we breathe in the fantastic fresh air and hear stories of untouched Lappish nature. You will also have a chance to visit the fascinating Nature Centre where you will learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. You also get to make a fire with your wilderness guide and cook sausages on the flames.

Nordic Walking between the Serlachius Museums

We take a nordic walk from one Serlachius Museum to another one to discover a top quality cultural destination. The route leads us through the beautiful forest and lake landscapes. The destination is either the internationally awarded Serlachius Museum Gustaf where we learn stories of history or Art Museum Gösta that has been internationally awarded for its wood architecture. Serlachius Museum Gösta was nominated the Museum of the Year 2015 in Finland.

Guided Nature Walks

Our guides will take you on safe hikes in the beautiful landscapes of Porosalmi. You can enjoy nature and fresh air while learning something new. A hike in the forest is calming, refreshing, and rejuvenating. It has been proven that being in nature contributes to your physical and mental wellbeing in many ways. You can choose from different themes. The guide will adjust the speed and length of the hike depending on the physical condition of the participants. Start your walk from Järvisydän or Porokylä. Book a guided walk from our sales office!

Active Holiday on Mossala Island

A long forest trail across the island is perfect for hiking, and the observation tower on top of a hill offers spectacular views. You can also rent bikes, boats, kayaks, and SUP boards. Mossala Island Resort's 18-hole disc golf course is open daily. Our resort offers various accommodation options from cozy traveller’s cabins with shared bathroom to an exclusive design villa with a private beach. There is a camping site for backpackers and caravanners, two wood-burning saunas, and multiple options for active vacationers.

Nature By Senses in Winter

See, smell and feel the diversity of Finnish wilderness and get a first-hand experience of the owner family's passion for nature. We will start the day with a guided excursion to a Finnish forest. You will learn how to make a campfire and experience the darkness and silence of Finnish nature. You can also try to catch fish at a pond in the forest. During the day, there is a possibility to enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna. A nature trail around the pond challenges us to use our senses to the fullest. The lodge is a 50-minute drive from the airport.

Recharge Between Flights

Tired after a long flight? Nuuksio National Park, located just 30 minutes from the Helsinki international airport, is an extensive area of unspoilt forest with rich local flora and fauna. This trip takes you to the national park where you can experience Finnish nature for yourself. Take a deep breath, listen to the silence and empty your mind of any stressful thoughts. Private return transfers, free time to explore the nature and entrance fee to Haltia Nature Center included. Duration: 1 day.

Tour to Bear’s Den

Have you ever wondered where bears sleep during Finland's winters? During the Bear’s Den Tour, you get to explore three different lairs: one under a large boulder, the second one in a pit covered with dense spruce and the third one in a large cavity. Your guides are experienced men of the forest who have themselves faced the danger of seeing a bear in the wild. Sometimes you will get to see bear footprints and their claw marks on pines they have climbed.

Pancakes and Berry Picking in Pure Nature

Rovaniemi is an ideal place for berry and mushroom picking. Berry picking is a great way of enjoying the outdoors and unwinding in the midst of natural beauty. Wild berries are available almost all summer – blueberries and cloudberries ripen first, while lingonberries and cranberries arrive in late summer and autumn. We will start along the hiking path, but soon you can experience walking in moss-covered ground. The guide will tell you about the basics of the fresh food ingredients which you can collect from pure nature.