Welcome to The Finnish Lakeland


On land, there's just as much to do. Architecture buffs from around the globe make the pilgrimage here to visit Alvar Aalto's buildings, opera aficionados arrive en masse to attend the world-famous Savonlinna Opera Festival and outdoor enthusiasts shoulder their packs and set out to hike through tranquil forests of spruce, birch and pine. And at the end of active days, there are always saunas to relax in.


Top experiences in The Finnish Lakeland

The Finnish Lakeland activities

$112.91 Outdoor Activities

Snowmobile safari 1,5h

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porokyla, Rantasalmi, Southern SavoniaGuided Snowmobile safari through the scenery routes of Porosalmi (Rantasalmi)! This 1,5h safari is suitable also for beginners.During this guided tour you will learn the basics about snowmobiling and visit our lovely reindeer. Guide will pick you up from Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän and we head of to Porokylä the Reindeer village. Safari starts with outfitting in Porokylä’s safari house and the basic safety training for the safari. Safari route goes through the old forests of Porosalmi in varying terrain. This safari is suitable for beginners and the guide regulates the pace according to the group. At the end of the safari you can meet our reindeer and feed them. A warm drink is served during the program. On this safari you will drive solo! Minimum of 2 person/ safari.Duration: 1 hour

$145.51 Outdoor Activities

Snowmobile safari 3h -Day of the Reindeer Herder

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Porokyla, Rantasalmi, Southern SavoniaFrom the meeting point guide will take you to Porokylä to gear up and start the safari:During this guided 3-hour snowmobile safari you will drive through the forests and frozen lakes of the area, and visit our lovely reindeer. Safari starts with outfitting in Porokylä’s safari house and the basic safety training for the safari. Safari route (ca. 30km) runs through the old forests of Porosalmi in varying terrain giving challenges for all drivers. This safari is suitable for drivers with some prior experience. At the end of the safari you can meet our reindeer and feed them. A warm drink is served during the program. Duration: 30 minutes

$34.92 Outdoor Activities

Reindeer Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: PorokylaFrom the meeting point guide will take you to Porokylä The Reindeer Farm.During this guided tour you will get to know more about the life of reindeer. You will also hear the story about how the reindeer came to Porosalmi and Porokylä. The guide will help you to feed the reindeer with their favorite food, reindeer moss. The tour is made by foot. A warm drink is served during the tour.Duration: 1 hour

$1052.30 Outdoor Activities

THREE DAY WINTER ADVENTURE AT RUKA

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located accommodations at Ruka. Before adventure, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your adventure.Departing from Kuusamo Airport, you see snow all around the nature. You'll first go to our hotel in central Ruka. Ruka is an international tourist center. Ruka has also world cup competitions in skiing and on trail running in nature and in mountain in Lapland.With a guaranteed adventure, you can be and relax as you enjoy the incredible views. Your professional guide will provide expert commentary along the way. After the completion of your daily adventure, enjoy the worry-free transfer in a courtesy bus back to your hotel in central Ruka.FLOATING IN THE RAPIDSAt the arctic river the group gets to experience unique and relaxing moments in the gentle river floating down the stream. After floating delicious snack is enjoyed by open fire; sausages, local bread and freshly brewed coffee/tea. Duration: 2,5 hrsSNOWMOBILE SAFARI TO WILDERNESS RESTAURANT KAMMIDrive a snowmobile through the glistening snow to Kammi. Everything is here and now. After an one hour snowmobile safari, it’s time for a smoke sauna and a winter swim – in a hole made in the ice! Then its time to relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the open fire. Duration: 5-6hrsMEET THE HUSKIESHusky safari is an unforgettable experience that you will fondly remember for years to come. On a dog sled ride you get to marvel at the gorgeous natural scenery and white snow of Kuusamo and follow the eagerly running huskies. A hot drink (coffee or tea), a juice, a bun and a sausage are enjoyed after the ride. Duration 4 hrsORMEET THE REINDEERMeet hundreds of reindeer and take a ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and enjoy the fresh breath of air underneath warm reindeer hides in a magnificent scenery. After the ride a sweet bun and and hot drinks are enjoyed. 

$693.77 Outdoor Activities

THREE DAY SUMMER ADVENTURE AT RUKA

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your centrally located accommodations at Ruka. Before adventure, take part in a short safety briefing. Then, you’ll be ready for your adventure.Departing from Kuusamo Airport, you see summer all around the nature. You'll first go to our hotel in central Ruka. Ruka is an international tourist center. Ruka has on winter time world cup competitions in skiing and on summer on trail running in nature and in mountain in Lapland.With a guaranteed adventure, you can be and relax as you enjoy the incredible views. Your professional guide will provide expert commentary along the way. After the completion of your daily adventure, enjoy the worry-free transfer to your hotel in central Ruka.WHITE WATER RAFTING WITH SAUNA AND DINNERGet your team together to feel the rocking of the rapids! At the end of your adventure, relaxing tent sauna and log sauna are waiting in our Pohjantähti wilderness camp and a delicious 2-course dinner is served. Duration: 5hrs. Price includes: transfers, professional skipper, sauna and 2 course dinner (drinks are charged according to consumption).CONQUEST OF RIISITUNTURI FELLHike to the top of the fell and admire the spruce forest and the silence of the nature. Tasty snack is enjoyed by the campfire. Duration: 5hrsPrice includes: transfers from Ruka, guiding, snack.QUADBIKE SAFARI TO CONQUEST THE RUKA FELLAfte a lesson on how to drive quadbike is given it is time to head towards Rukatunturi fell. During the safari you will see beautiful scenery from top of the fell and stop for a coffee and sweet pastry. Duration: 2hrs.Price includes: equipment, guiding, coffee and sweet pastry.

$207.20 Cultural & Theme Tours

Wine in the Woods - a winetasting in forest

Our forest wine bar is right next to Helsinki in the popular Nuuksio National Park! Experience the Finnish nature with us with a little bit of luxury.Address: Salmentie 100, 00330 VihtiDuration 2hrs Tasting- serving of wine (60-80ml) included in the price, available to buy by the glass5 high quality red wines Dress appropriately for the weather, we will advise if necessaryNumber of participants for one tasting session 5-10Quoted price is per personOther group sizes possible by special requestOption for private tasting Minimum age to participate is 18 years old Additional service of transportation from Helsinki centre or hotels in the downtown area to Wine in the Woods- wine bar and back (additional cost)We offer a pick up from the hotel in Helsinki Metropolitan area, please ask. 

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