WILD NORDIC NATURE
Top Ten Activities from Finland.
Summer > Outdoor combi
A great combination of different outdoor activities and experiences surrounded by beautiful Finnish nature. In the wilderness, you can enjoy landscape though the woods and other views in a adventure railway; experience hiking in a protected Finnish bog area; camp in the tents next to the river; canoe down the wilderness river; go cycling on the forest’s sand roads; go kayaking on the lake, stay overnight in tentsiles and go fishing on the islands.
During your trip, you can also explore Finnish culture. Your hotel and its furnishings have been designed by the most famous architecht in Finland, Alvar Aalto. In our woods, you will see and hear more about the different periods in the history of our forests – the adventure railway is one part of this. On the island, around the lake you can see typical Finnish summer houses and live in one, like Finnish people do.
During this trip, you can relax in our pure and peaceful natural environment. The forest gives you therapy in many ways. You will never forget these magical Nordic nights, which are accompanied by the sound of traditional shamanism drumming. We will cook our food on an open fire and use pure, wild food, including berries, herbs, fish, game and mushrooms. The Finnish sauna is a healthy, unique and authentic experience.
This trip is extremely environmental-friendly and leaves no impact on the natural environment. All of the activities are powered by us humans; there is no use of motors or gasolines. In between the different activities, there are no transfers by car or any other motor vehicles. Most of the food is made on an open fire using wild or local ingredients.
The duration of the trip can be five or seven days – it’s up to you.
Day 1 Arrival
Day 2 Adventure railway
Breakfast in the Ahlström hotel. After breakfast we will go from Noormarkku to Pomarkku by adventure railways. Its unique and only one in Finland. We will go 14 km and takes about 1,5 hours. Pack all the clothes and things you will need during two nights.
We will arrive to the railway´s cabin hostel and cook lunch there. In the evening there is a opportunity to play disc golf and have a sauna before dinner.
The railway hostel has five big rooms, a kitchen,a sauna, toilets and showers. Each room has several in it, with ten beds in all, but extra beds can be provided.
Day 3 Hiking
After breakfast in a railway cabin, we start to hike to the river. We will walk 11km through bog and forest areas. On the way we will eat our packed lunches. On the riverside, there is lean-to with an open fireplace. Before going to sleep in our tents, we will cook dinner over the open fire. The tents are double ones.
Day 4 Canoeing
After sleeping next the wilderness river, we will canoe back to hotel. The river Noormarkunjoki is slow. There are some small rapids which are easy to go. In the afternoon there is free time to relax and enjoy the culture area of the Finnish forest. You can visit Villa Mairea or Voyage exhibition for example.
Day 5 Bicycle / Departure
We will cycle from the hotel to the lake (a distance of 10km) along a small forest road. This takes about one hour.
We will kayak to the island – a distance of 4km, which will take about takes one hour. On the island, we will fish and discover how Finnish people live during the summer.
In the evening, we will cook our fish over an open fire. Before spending the night in tentsiles suspended between the trees, there’s a chance to spend time marvelling at the mystical, midsummer night sun as you sit beside an open fire and listen to stories from Finnish folklore and the sound of traditional shamanism drumming. Please see the photo of the tentsiles billow.
Day 6 Kayaking
After breakfast, we will kayak around the lake. On the lake you will see typical Finnish summerhouses, which is where Finnish people live during the summer months. The kayaking trip is about 10km and we will then cycle 10km back to the hotel. In the evening, you are free to explore the town of Pori.
Day 7 Departure
Wild Nordic Nature
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