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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Horseback Riding in the Winter

Meet the loyal, strong and sure-footed Finnhorses at a local farm. We take a light 1-hour riding tour, heading to the snow-filled forest nearby. After the tour, we sit around a fire and talk about the Finnhorse, warming ourselves with hot chocolate.

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.

Finnish Forest Experience with Ponies and Berries

This guided tour will take you in to the forest. During this guided tour you will meet a local horse stable owner and get familiar with stables' animals (dogs, horses and cats). There is also a possibility for horseback riding. Depending on the season you will find blueberries and lingonberries.

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.

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.