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Activities and Nature | Summer fun and best spots at Western Lakeland area

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Explore the best spots of Western Lakeland in this one week adventure tour in Lahti, Jyväskylä and Tampere regions. Relax and enjoy beautiful nature and lake views, challenge yourself with fun summer activities such as whitewater rafting and explore the fascinating lakeside towns.

Day 1 Helsinki – Asikkala 140 km
Arrival in Helsinki and drive with a rental car to Asikkala. Accommodation in a cozy log cabin / villa by Lake Päijänne, second largest lake in Finland. Arrival in Helsinki and drive with a rental car to Asikkala (about 140 km), Lehmonkärki Resort. Accommodation in an cosy log cabin / villa by Lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. Free evening to enjoy the silence of the surrounding nature and countryside, sauna and swimming.

Day 2 Activity day in Asikkala
Activity day in Asikkala with a possibility to do self-guided activities. Later in the afternoon, guided boat trip to Päijänne National Park with picnic lunch around open fire. Free evening.

Day 3 Lahti and surroundings
Free day to explore Lahti and surroundings. Visit for example the observation desk of Lahti Ski Jump tower and Lahti harbour area – the second living room of locals! We recommend to explore also the surrounding countryside of Lahti: visit the charming farm shops and enjoy various nature activities.

Day 4 Asikkala – Laukaa 170 km
Drive to Laukaa, accommodation in cozy villa of the guesthouse. After arrival, independent lunch at Bistro Sylvi.

Later in the afternoon, it is time to test your skills at whitewater rafting and crossing the rapids by cable wire! Rafting boats are large rubber boats with space for 8 people at a time. Each raft has a skipper who has passed a skipper’s test and knows the rapids well. The rafting package includes equipment (rubber boots, raincoat and trousers, life vest, helmet). Free evening to enjoy the surroundings.

Day 5 Jyväskylä
Explore the best sights of Jyväskylä – the city that follows the footsteps of the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto! Visit for example Alvar Aalto Museum, do some shopping at Old Toivola courtyard - the most beautiful shopping centre in town or enjoy the lake cruise at Lake Päijänne! Overnight at city centre hotel.

Day 6 Jyväskylä – Tampere 180 km
Drive to Tampere via Mänttä-Vilppula. Visit Serlachius Museums with the pearls of Finnish paintings and great works of contemporary art! Overnight stay at city centre hotel in Tampere. Free evening.

Day 7 Tampere
Check the best of Tampere! Explore for example the industrial heritage site of the city, admire the beautiful views from the observation towers, visit the world’s only Moomin Museum, spend a fun day at Särkänniemi Amusement Park or enjoy lake cruise at Lake Pyhäjärvi.

Day 8 Tampere – Helsinki 180 km
After breakfast drive back to Helsinki via fascinating Iittala glass village and/or beautiful Hämeenlinna town with its medieval castle.

Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Group size: Min. 4 persons. Please ask for a quotation for bigger groups.
Availability: Upon request May – September. During special events, fairs and holidays limited availability may apply.
Optionals: Guided activities: booking at least two weeks prior to arrival. Guidance in English.

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