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Sauna Celebration

We at the Mansion of Experience and Friendship want to offer a super sauna experience to our guests in an empowering and holistic way in our Holy Smoke Sauna Celebration. The programme includes: guided walking tour in the forest, guided sauna program & treatments, instructor's services, sauna treats, jacuzzi, sauna meal + drinks, body cover and drying towels, outdoor slippers in the winter

Trail Riding

Trail riding in the forest and camping in the nature of Rovaniemi. Horseback riding for beginners as well as advanced riders. Riding for the disabled who can mount the horse with one adult's help. Carriage and sleigh rides also available.

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.

A Romantic Night in the Granary

The buildings of the Luomajärvi Horse Inn perfectly reflect the building style of rural Finland in early 19th century. Each room is individually designed and decorated to emphasize the rustic spirit of the buildings and old Finnish culture. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine with delicious chocolate in soft candle light. Greet the next morning relaxed after a night in the log walls' shelter. To make your morning perfect, a tasty breakfast is served in your room.

Horseback Riding to the Peak of Pyhä

This horseback riding tour to the peak of Kultakero (Pyhä) starts from Lucky Ranch, located in the village of Pyhäjärvi. We will prepare the horses together and then move to our riding area for safety instructions. Then the journey may begin! At the top, we can enjoy the tremendous view and have a tasty lunch. You need to have some previous riding experience to attend, since the terrain is challenging. Age limit 12 years. You can borrow a riding helmet from us, but please wear good shoes with heels and clothes suitable for the day's weather.

Two-Day Trail Riding

Experience two-day trail riding in the authentic Levi landscape with original Finnhorses and our guide. Stay overnight in Galleria&Kievari Raekallio in Pöntsö. Also suitable for beginners.

Enjoy Nature in Punkaharju – Rental Equipment

Punkaharju’s wonderful nature enables diverse activities. We have equipment for fishing, boat trips, paddle boarding, skiing, skating, cycling and canoeing. The beautiful lake scenery and fantastic countryside will provide unforgettable memories. Puruvesipolku is a new hiking trail through typical Finnish landscapes shaped by the Ice Age. The scenery varies from forests and lakes to agricultural countryside. More information and map at http://puruvesi.eu/en/

Lakeside Sauna & Dinner

Pettu-Eerikki takes you on a trip of alifetime: start from the steams of a hot lakeside sauna and then enjoy fine dining in the atmospheric setting of a candlelit medieval torture chamber. * Grand lakeside sauna for up to 30 persons * Three course dinner from our menu selection + Optionally, a tour to one of Finland's largest private historical collections Booking min. 3 days before the event. For groups of 2–20 persons.

Icelandic Horse Trek

A horseback riding tour set in magnificent scenery. No need for previous experience, the kind and gentle Icelandic horses will take beginners safely into the woods or the fells. Price includes helmet and also other equipment if necessary. Duration: 2 hours.

Santa's Workshop in Tonttula Experience Village (December only)

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the elves that take you around the area. The tour begins with a visit to the elves’ homes where you get to take a peek at how elves live. You continue to the cottage by the riverbank where you have a chance to hear the elves’ songs. You will bake delicious gingerbread cookies and make decorations, such as snowflakes and elves. You can also go tobogganing, play elves’ football, and finally visit the horses and reindeer that live in the area. The highlight of the tour is of course meeting Santa Claus himself.

The Great Coastal Road Exhibition

This exhibition at the Museum of Kymenlaakso tells about the Great Coastal Road and its builders and travellers. Today the road is a part of the European Road E18. People have been making their way on this road since the Middle Ages. The modest riding trail was made wider as it was used by armies, state officials, and common people alike. In the 20th century, cars replaced horses and new times favoured straight roads. Eventually, the road was transformed into a modern motorway. The venue also houses a colourful play area for children and small exhibitions with local themes.

Feel the Horse

When you arrive at Lucky Ranch, we'll introduce you to our horses. After saddling up in the stable, we'll move to the round pen and let the horse free. You'll learn how to communicate with the horse as you would in a wild herd. Then we do some exercises that keep the horse flexible and in balance. Once you feel comfortable, it's time to get in the saddle. Our Quarterhorse Roy and Appalosa Oliver are trained Western Horses, and they will teach you how to ride Western Style. Afterwards we will enjoy a hot beverage by the open fire and talk about your experience.

Unique Experiences on a Small Finnish Organic Farm

Accommodation always includes a sauna session for each day. In the summer time, there is a small sauna on the shore and in the winter, there is one on the ground floor of the main building. There you can also find a small gym and a jacuzzi. We also rent bicycles, fishing equipment, skis and ski boots. We provide transfers from the nearest bus stop.

Moonlight Icelandic Horse Trek

In the evenings the sky might be covered with thousands of stars and Nordic Lights. Come and join us to have two hours of moonlight riding in the winter wonderland with our charming Icelandic horses. No previous experience required, age limit for children is 12 years unless they have previous experience on riding treks. Price includes needed riding equipment and warm juice with cookies after the trek. Rider’s weight limit about 90-100 kg. Duration: about 2 h.

Countryside Holiday

Punkaharju is well-known for its scenic lakeside views. For over 50 years, we have provided accommodation in Naaranlahti, in the comfort and peace of beautiful Lake Puruvesi. The rooms and apartments are well equipped with their own kitchenette, ensuite with shower, grill, beach, rowing boats, and traditional sauna. This comfortable apartment hotel offers you quiet, cosy and practical accommodation. Breakfast is included.

Polar Lights Tour - Night Safari with Huskies

An evening program with a husky team driven by our guides, length about 10 km. A very good opportunity to see an arctic snowy forest with the sky full of stars and with good luck even northern lights. After the husky safari we warm up in our kammi by a campfire with a sausage, hot juice and cookies.

Winter Fun – Horse and Husky Experience

During the visit, you will get to know our farm animals, enjoy the power of our Huskies in a big sled driven by the guide, and let your mind relax in an open horse sleigh. After the rides, we warm up in a ”kammi” with hot juice by the fire. Duration about 1 hour.

Cottage Holiday

For over 50 years, we have provided accommodation in Naaranlahti, in the comfort and peace of Lake Puruvesi. Our private cottages are well equipped with their own beach, rowing boat, and sauna. On top of rest and relaxation, you can enjoy all kinds of activities in Naaranlahti: the nearby forests offer trekking and horseback riding possibilities, and you can rent canoes, rowing and motor boats, fishing equipment, skiing equipment and snow mobiles. In the autumn the area around the cottages is great for berry and mushroom picking.