If you want to understand Lapland and its people, getting familiar with sauna is a good starting point.
Sauna and Dinner at Hovilompolo Farmhouse
Meet Esko, the local sauna master, in his traditional home in the countryside: enjoy homemade flat bread in a Lappish Kota hut, and relax in the Lappish style sauna.
Get seated in the dinner table – with the blissful post-sauna feeling – and get served local smoked white fish and dessert while learning more about sauna culture.
Duration: 3-4 h
Price: 118 €/person (minimum 6, maximum 20 participants) including sauna, dinner and transfers.
236 €/person (minimum 2, maximum 4 participants) including sauna, dinner and transfers.
Day: Available on request.
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +358 20 7479 440
Deeper Meaning of Sauna
Do you want to know how we Finnish do the sauna, what sauna really mean to us, and experience the relaxed feeling of after as a guest? We wish you welcome to Willow Field House’s traditional sauna and guest lounge where we introduce you to Finnish bathing culture and the story behind the sauna. You can enjoy the sauna with your own group in privacy. Bring swimming suit with you for the relaxed moment in the warm hot tub under the open sky. After the sauna, we enjoy light supper and refreshments.
Available: Round the year by request
Price Ask for offer (minimum 2, maximum 8 participants)
Includes: Transportations, towels and body soaps, light supper and non-alcohol drinks
Duration: over 4 h
Prerequisites: Suitable for persons over 12 years of age. Swimming suit or trunks for the hot tube.
More information: email@example.com, tel. +358 44 2388977
Biking in countryside
Discover the beautiful village of Loue by biking. Meet the local families at their animal farms. Taste local pastries and refreshments. On this trip, you come to know summer lifestyle of the Lappish people and experience life the way the locals do. We will pick you up from your informed departure location and travel approximately 45 minutes through the countryside in southern Lapland. Upon arrival, we’ll climb on our bikes and enjoy a ride through a quiet and quaint village, stop to take in the stunning scenery, and introduce ourselves to the animals and people of the countryside, as well as listen to their truths and tales of both past and present.
Price: 115 € per person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants. Family price (2+2) 380€.
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking guide, regular bike, cycling helmet, rain poncho, local pastries and refreshments
Duration: 4-5 hrs (incl. transportation 2 x 45 min.)
Notes: Ability to cycle; standard cycling condition. Suitable for persons over 10 years of age.
Children’s bike safety seats available for children under 20 kg. For people with disabilities or without biking skills can be arranged by car!
Available: June-July Mon to Fri from Kemi-Tornio at 16
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +358 44 2388977
Winter Wonderland workshop
Do you want to see and feel how the snow changes from pure white material to art in your hands? Are you interested to learn snow sculpting?
We wish you welcome to Willow Field House to learn basics of snow sculpting. You learn to use different tools to shape a snow cube with the help of an instructor. You can turn the snow cube to your own work of art or shape it together with your friends. Have fun, enjoy the music and winter lights during the activity.
During the sculpting, you can warm up by the fireplace. We will also have warm supper which we enjoy together in our lounge. We tell you stories about Finnish winter and way of life. We are also happy to hear yours. We welcome you as a guest but hope you leave as a friend!
Available: 15.12.2017-31.3.2018 (Depending on snow situation)
Price: 140 € /person. Minimum 2, maximum 8 participants
Includes: Transportation, English-speaking hosts and sculpting instructor, warm supper
Duration: 5 hrs (incl. transportation 2x1h )
Prerequisites: Good winter clothing
More information: email@example.com, Tel +358 44 2388977
Well sheltered from the wind, we stay by the fire in a traditional Lappish hut “Kota” grilling Finnish sausages and enjoying hot drinks. During the outing the guide you will hear stories of the Finnish nature and life on the shores of the Bothnian Bay.
Availability: Mon-Sat 1.11.2017-4.4.2018 at 20.00
Duration: 1 h 30 minutes
Price: 49 € / adult, 29 € / child (4-11 years)
Meeting point: SnowCastle meeting point at 20:00
Bookings: Kemin Matkailu
Elf Sailor Course & ginger bread decorating
Learn useful skills with the elves. Every sailor has to know how to tie strong knots or rescue Santa in distress. Learn how to decorate the ginger bread in the Mrs. Santa´s way. Join the Elf Sailor course and get a diploma, then enjoy decorated ginger bread with a drink. Santa´s Seaside office is located in Kemi Inner Harbor, beautiful and cozy old building by the sea. Excellent place to enjoy a hot coffee with pastry and get the unique Santa´s souvenirs to take back home. Shop for gifts every day!
Availability: Fridays 22.12.2017-14.4.2018 at 19.00 (check availability on Finnish public holidays)
Duration: 60 minutes
Price: 39€, includes sailor course, gingerbread decoration and tasting with a drink (same price for adult and child)
Meeting point: Santa´s Seaside Office, Kemi Inner Harbor
(Does not include transfers. 1 km walk from the SnowCastle)
Bookings: Kemin Matkailu