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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.

Santa's Farm Experience (December only)

Come to Santa’s Farm and meet the man himself at his Lapland retreat just outside of Levi, take the chance to say hello to a few of his reindeers, and enjoy a short sleigh ride around the yard. Complete your tour by enjoying some mulled wine and gingerbread cookies to keep the chill at bay. Sulo the mini-pig, Eemeli the curly horse and all other Farm animals would love to meet you! You may include personal gifts in the program if you wish.

The Feeling of Fishing at Lake Puruvesi in Saimaa

Lake Puruvesi is a fishing paradise famous for its clear water and outstanding fishing possibilities! We provide fishing guidance and boat trips to the islands nearby, throughout the year. We have fully professional facilities and equipment: rods, reels, lures, echolot, downrigger, floating suites which are ready for you to use and enjoy.

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.

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

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.

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.

Chalet Ruka Peak – Christmas Season Package, 3 Days

Our Christmas holiday package offers you three days of charming and wonderful winter activities and pleasures! Accommodation is at our cozy luxury hotel Chalet Ruka Peak. You will enjoy wonderful December days on a husky safari and a horse sleigh ride in the magical winter forest. Meet Father Christmas and Rudolf at Kiekeröland! After your winter activities you can enjoy the warm, gentle steam in our Saunaworld, complete with jacuzzi and hot tube under the stars. Chalet Ruka Peak wishes you a warm welcome to our winter wonderland! May your Christmas holiday be joyful and unforgettable!

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.

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.

Riding Trek on Icelandic Horses

We will take you on a one-hour riding trek on Icelandic horses through the nearby countryside. The horses are small, cute and charming, yet strong, tough and sure-footed. Children need to be at least 12 years old unless they have previous experience of riding treks. The horses can carry riders up to 90 kg. Duration about 1 hour.

Cross-Country Riding

The deep forests and vast fields surrounding the Luomajärvi Horse Inn offer a perfect getaway and the possibility for cross-country riding. Dive into the scenery with professional instructors and a sure-footed Finnhorse. Listen to the quiet hum of the trees and fill your lungs with pine-scented air – or simply admire the thousands of diamonds on the snowy banks.

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.

Horseback Riding with Finnish Horses & Accommodation

Our peaceful and trustworthy Finnish horses will take you to the beautiful countryside. Trips can include a picnic or a swim with the horse after the ride, according to your wishes. In the training field you can try out horseback riding with an instructor. During the winter our horses are available for rides with a sleigh on the snow. For over 50 years we have provided accommodation in Naaranlahti and comfort in the peaceful and relaxing environment of Lake Puruvesi. The cottages, rooms and apartments are well-equipped with their own beach, a rowing boat, sauna as well as privacy.

Horse Riding in the Forest

Once at the stable, we will choose a suitable horse for you. Once the horses are saddled and we have agreed on the common rules, we head into Lapland’s clean forests and fell scenery on calm and reliable Finnish horses. The pace is adjusted according to the abilities of the riders and the weather. The tour is suitable for beginners. The price includes a helmet and a guide. Duration about 90 minutes, of which about 1 hour riding time. Max 7 people per group.

Follow the Elves - One-Day Husky Safari

After information on how to handle a husky team of 4-6 dogs and how to drive a dog sled we start a memorable husky safari and everyone will drive their own husky team. A picnic lunch is prepared and served by a campfire during the day.