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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/

Horseback Riding in the Forest

This horseback riding trip takes you through a snowy forest to the beautiful frozen Lake Pyhäjärvi. Enjoy the winter magic, find peace of mind, and feel the power of your horse when walking in the deep snow. We will start by preparing the horses together in the stable and then move to our riding area, where you will get instructions on safety. After the trip, we take care of the horses and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Age limit 12 years. You can borrow a riding helmet from us, but please wear good shoes and clothes suitable for the day's weather.

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.

Horse Rides with Sleigh and Carts

A traditional ride to a lean-to in the forest is one activity favoured by many. The gentle sounds of the sleigh, warm felt blankets, and the gentle voice of your guide will introduce you to the legends of an old and the almost forgotten way of life. Enjoy the gentle journey through the picturesque landscapes of frozen Pirkanmaa and sample delicious snacks with coffee brewed on the open fire.

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.

The Peak of Levi

Ride to the top of Levi fell with original Finnhorses. We organize a riding trip to the top of Levi, where we enjoy a lunch and an amazing view. Please notice that a certain level of riding is required because of the steep uphills and downhills.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Horse Sleigh Ride in the Snowy Forest

This romantic ride takes you through a snowy forest to the beautiful frozen Lake Pyhäjärvi. Enjoy the winter magic, find peace of mind, and relax. You will also be served a cup of hot chocolate. The sleigh is pulled by an original Finn horse and it fits a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children. 1-hour private tour.

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.

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.

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.